Weekending: Our First Beach Day

Happy halfway through the week friends, hope you all are having a great one!!  Even though we are now three days out from it, I’m still dreaming of our past weekend over here, it was such a good one & I hated to see it go!  We didn’t have much planned (don’t those always turn out to be the best?), the weather was perfection & we took full advantage.  Waverly Maye decided to boycott naps, it was a slight disaster come late Sunday afternoon, yet it gave us extra time to spend together while getting some things done around the house, both which made me very happy! 🙂
It got warm enough for our first beach day of the year on Saturday, I was so excited to take Waverly since other than walks, she really hadn’t been there since early last fall.  I’m also trying to fit in as many trips now as I can, though I am definitely planning to try, I don’t know how realistic it is to take a toddler & newborn there once baby girl gets here!  I guess only time will tell, I’m hoping we can make it happen with some family members & their extra hands to help with what I’m sure what will be a traveling circus!
Our outdoor girl certainly didn’t miss a beat after a few months away, she still loved the sand & water every bit as much as she did last year, maybe even more!!  The water was a little cold but it didn’t phase her, she was splashing & skipping through it like it was nothing, and then putting her face directly in it before laughing hysterically.  I could look at these pictures of her forever, she is so full of energy & happiness, one of the many things I adore about being her mama is living life again through her eyes.

In other highlights of the weekend, one of my best friends had her second baby girl Friday morning!!  Her oldest daughter is about a year younger than Waverly so it’s been really fun to go through this pregnancy with her. I can’t believe we will have four girls between us within the next couple of months!  I was able to visit her at the hospital a couple of times, there’s nothing like a trip to the maternity floor to serve as a reality check that we will be there before we know it!  So exciting (& crazy)!!

And lastly, a recent Waverly Maye development that’s had us on toes more than ever.  Ever since the weather warmed up, I’ve been letting Waverly go into the backyard & jump on the trampoline while I clean up in the kitchen or get dinner started.  I love that we can do that now since my husband put the fence in & she can’t go anywhere, I just leave the screen door open & listen to her play.  A couple of weeks ago, she had been out there a few minutes when she walked in with her big girl panties in her hand & said “I peed outside because I am a doggie”.  OMG.  She literally squatted in the backyard like our lab does.  I have obviously tried to explain to her that she’s not a dog & that we pee in the potty inside, but ever since if I even turn my head for a minute, she is bent down peeing.  Here’s to hoping this is a phase, there is no doubt our neighbors really think we have lost it now.  As for us, it’s hard not to laugh & look forward to telling her all about this one day.

Enjoy the rest of your week!


  1. April 22, 2015 / 11:21 am

    I think Waverly's photos is the epitome of what everyone is feeling now that the weather is nicer–her pictures have such joy and happiness in them! Love!!

  2. April 22, 2015 / 12:04 pm

    Wohoo for a beach day! So wonderful! So glad y'all had fun.

  3. April 22, 2015 / 12:37 pm

    Jealous that you live so close to the beach! It's barely breaking 40 degrees this week here! And the puppy story is too cute:)

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  4. April 22, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    A beach day already?! How amazing! Waverky just looks like she was meant to grow up beachside!

  5. April 22, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    HAHAHA! Ummmm one afternoon while Steven was shoveling snow last month he turned around and Charli popped a squat in the driveway and pooped…. HAHAHAHA! These girls! lol!

  6. April 22, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    I'm so jealous you got beach weather already! And that's too funny she's peeing like a dog outside! You're gonna have your hands full!

  7. April 22, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    What a PERFECT day at the beach… it seriously looks heavenly! I am dying, DYING over Waverly peeing outside because she's a doggie! Bahaha! Kids are too funny!! (although I'm sure I won't be laughing when Mia pulls those stunts on me!)

  8. Anonymous
    April 22, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Rae has been peeing in our backyard also! but I think it's because she holds it for so long and doesn't want to come inside to do his business. So now I just leave the sliding door cracked so she can come in haha. and these pictures are the best! I miss the beach like crazy!!

  9. April 22, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    Nothing beats the beach, and I love that Waverly already knows that!
    The last picture of you two is beyond words adorable.
    And the squatting to pee – I'm literally dying over here. Here's to that being a short-lived phase!

  10. April 22, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    How is it that kids are never phased about cold water? She looks like she had a blast! And I literally burst out laughing at the backyard story at work!!

  11. April 22, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    I can't believe that it was warm enough to go to the beach!! I'm SO jealous!

    We want to try and put a fence in this summer. The thought of sending Abigail outside to play by herself is basically awesome. Even if she ends up peeing like a dog :p

  12. April 23, 2015 / 2:39 am

    Precious! Like always 🙂 I am so jealous of the beach, that sounds lovely right about now. It has been 80 degrees here for a couple of weeks then two days ago it snowed?! What?! Now it's 60-70 again but I would love some beach weather! Speaking of funny potty stories, my daughter (5yo) stayed the night at her grandmas house on Sunday, her uncle is her age and they were playing outside. I guess she told him she was going to go inside to use the restroom and he said, "Why? I go outside all the time" and she says, "Ok" long story short her skirt and leggings did not make for an easy potty trip.

    Aspen Kelty Marie

  13. April 23, 2015 / 8:13 am

    Love the joy in all these pictures! Waverly's happiness is infectious:) And oh, mercy. Peeing like a dog, lol!!! That will definitely be one of those stories a teenage Waverly will enjoy hearing about, lol:)

  14. April 23, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    What a great weekend! The beach will be so fun with two littles! You'll be amazed at how much "easier" it is the second time around. I am cracking up over here about Waverly peeing like a dog…at least she's not going in her panties!

  15. April 23, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    That is too funny! Every night as soon as I turn off the light and close the door my almost two year old takes off his diaper. It was funny at first but now it but now we are trying to figure out how to get him to stop because we are tired of changing the sheets or going in and putting it back on multiple times a night.

  16. April 23, 2015 / 11:47 pm

    I love that she is a beach babe! She looks like she's having an absolute blast at the beach and loves the water so much! I can just see her there with her baby sister and telling her all about the fun they will have running and splashing in the waves. So cute!

  17. April 24, 2015 / 3:11 am

    Hysterical, Waverly. That is absolutely hysterical!

  18. April 24, 2015 / 10:38 am

    This really has me dreaming of the beach now! You look so cute! Omg hahaha peeing like a puppy! We have 3 so let's see if Brynn one day does the same. Too funny,

  19. April 27, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    Aww! Love Waverly's little swimsuit. So jealous that you got to have a beach day!

  20. April 27, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    the fact that you can have beach days is amazing…and I'm so jealous! Our next beach visit isn't until September and I can't hardly wait!

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