Seeing as the next two weeks will be spent at the beach with family, we've been particular about preparing Aksel for the occasion.
Where the water is concerned, that is.
I mean, Mark (my husband) and I didn't want to plop Aksel in the sand, and throw him to the water wolves. We didn't want to terrify or overwhelm him, either.
So, we've gone slow. Aksel's had, over the last month, a chance to discover the water on his own time, for himself.
I think he's ready, too!
If you've enjoyed my series of recent water posts, you know we've invested in a number of inexpensive, recreational summer toys: a sprinkler, a crab pool, squirters, a bucket set, and a beachball.
They've been put to good use, too! For instance, Aksel loves sticking his face in the sprinkler. It's so cute!
I fail to mention, we've also spent a good amount of time physically at the beach. (We're lucky to only live 15 minutes away!)
And, you know what? We worried for no reason! Aksel LOVES the beach... the water, the waves, the salt, the sand, sharing his toys!
Most of all though, Aksel loves exploring!
And as a mother, for me, there's nearly nothing so sweet as watching him wander and wonder. It makes me so happy!
But I most love, beachside, watching a tired boy that's roamed too far, ride back on daddy's shoulders. In particular, when said boy slumps over, rests his chin on daddy's head, and boasts a serious case of plumber butt. It's cracks me up!
I hope you (and your wee ones) get to enjoy the water today! XO