Back to the blaring sun.
Back to 90 degree weather.
Back to the land of No Cousins for Joseph to Follow Around.
An excellent time was had by all. We enjoyed some mild-ish, not too windy, not too rainy weather at the beach.
Joseph was not sure about the sand at first
but soon he loved it and was running around
Then, it was time to test out the ocean for the first time.
He loved it! (Did you notice that Brian was still wearing his [only pair of] shoes?)
Joseph called the waves “uh-ohs” as in “Uh-oh, this ice cold water is crashing on my legs over and over.”
He really didn’t seem to mind, and when it was time to get out, he was quite “disappointed.”
He also had a great time following around/watching his many cousins
(If you look really hard you can kind of see me hiding behind his head…)
He did NOT think it was very neat when Mommy held any of the babies though. Which gives me lots of warm fuzzy feelings as to his reaction when baby #2 comes in February.
He seemed to be fighting off a fever/virus thing on the way home, although he was still very good and virtually whine-free.
We tried NOT to focus on how LOOOONG the drive was, but to appreciate some of the various scenery instead.
To all of my family- it was great to see you guys! Hopefully I will quickly forget that long, long, drive and we will be headed your way again soon!