we are back from a week away at hilton head...it was lovely and so wonderful to spend extended time with our family. choi boy relished every moment of being surrounded by his adoring fans and thoroughly enjoyed his first family vacation. he was such a champ through it all -- the 12-hour drive, the heat, the sleeping in a pack-and-play, the being in an unfamiliar environment...all of it. it was quite a relief to see that he just went with the flow. this certainly bodes well for future travels!
one of cb's favorite parts about our vacation was the beach. yay! quite honestly, i was worried about how he would handle the whole beach situation. while he loves water, he isn't the biggest fan of having his hands dirty, so i worried about how he would react to all the sand. turns out, there was no need to worry! our boy took to the beach like...well, like a fish takes to water. :)
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at first, he was a bit confused about what was going on. especially since we had so much stuff!
after we were settled in, cb headed to the surf with appa. appa showed him the wet sand.
and though he was a bit skeptical at first,
cb quickly decided it was pretty cool. and he let us know by repeatedly exclaiming, "coooool!" again and again. :)
he explored the water and sand with the help of many beach toys.
and even brought his beloved football along for some further exploration.
and when choi boy realized this beach place was awesome, it was time for some serious football playing.
choi boy joined us for some obligatory family shots,
but really, all he wanted to do was get back down and play.
and play he did!
of course, all that play works up an appetite, and we all know cb has a healthy one to begin with. man, did he attack those post-beach-play snacks!
that would be a squeezy yogurt he's got a death grip on.
and the only time the sand actually bothered him?
when it interfered with his eating, natch. ;)
that's my boy!