The weather was finally warm enough over Memorial Day weekend for our first legit day at the beach, & we could have not have been more excited!! After spending a couple hours (literally) packing our lives & slathering Waverly in a few bottles of sunscreen, we were finally out the door. 😉 It was well-worth it, she was one happy beach baby.
Last summer we spent lots of time in the water, but mostly at the pool or the waterpark. We tried the beach a few times, but only when my husband was there to help me. Attempting to keep the sand out of Waverly’s mouth or carrying ten bags (& the baby) down there was just too much for this new mama to handle.
Yet I have been anxious for this summer all year, Waverly’s love of the outdoors & her one for water made me pretty positive that we would be spending lots of time at the beach. Thoughts of days with her little toddler toes in the sand have been on repeat in my head for months.
As soon as we got down there, Waverly shouted “SILA!” & could not take her eyes off the ocean. My husband took her out to the water & even though it was still a little cold, she (like usual) had no fear & would have stayed in all day long. Joe dug a hole for her to hang in with her toys & we spent the afternoon circled around her in our beach chairs. I’m not sure I can remember the last time I sat for that long, it was glorious & just perfect.
There really isn’t much better than a little body in a swimsuit, it is truly one of my favorite things to see Waverly in. I usually lean towards lighter, more feminine colors for her, but I cannot get enough of all the black & white “mini” swimsuits out there right now. I have rounded up some super cute options, all are currently available online!
And because you know this mama likes to match her mini, I couldn’t resist this black & white suit
from Target. I didn’t wear a one-piece until I became a mama (& my sister tells me I am completely lame for it), but they are so much easier to move around in & more importantly, so much more figure-flattering. #thankful
Waverly had her first swim lesson over the weekend & I am so excited to share pictures soon. Hope you all had a great few days, four more until another Friday!