Grandpa went out on his own, so we decided to take Aiden to the beach again.
This time we decided Aiden should try out the sand without his crocs.
As you can see he slowly warmed up to the sand… more like the mud part of it.
Still afraid, but standing on his own.
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We’re standing nearby in case he has a break down or tries to run full blast into the waters.
Aiden wants to walk so Grandma and I are back to give him a helping hand.
Let’s trudge back to where it’s dry!
Time to play with some sand.
And then quickly thereafter clean the sands from Aiden’s hands.
Aiden is filling up his pail, as he wants to make a “sand castle” like Grandma.
Failed attempt as the sand was too dry!
Look, Aiden is willing to sit in the sand now!
Morning Kung Fu practice?
So hot! Sunblock you need to hold up okay!
Why are you trying to eat sand again?
We can’t leave Aiden alone for even just a moment!
But he quickly forgets that gritty sand in his mouth.
Now it’s Daddie playing tricks on Aiden, as he didn’t like his feet buried under the sand.
Let’s fetch some water.
Make that sand wetter!
Let’s clean our feet!
Bye beach, we’re going home.
Or so maybe though… one last walk.
Who would have known that it would rain so hard when we got home.
But the next day, was hot!
Since Auntie Monkichi did not join Aiden on the first 2 trips, it was necessary to make a third trip to the beach.
Actually, it’s just because he’s really focused on putting sand in the pail.
He didn’t want to put the red shovel down even though he wasn’t using it.
Daddie told Aiden he can only go to the beach if he keeps his hat on.
He was very good about not pulling it off his head.
He’s enjoying himself so much he doesn’t notice how much sand is on his leg.
He’s finally noticing things around him other than what’s right in front of his face.
Look at the nice blue sky!
It’s a good thing there are trees to keep us cool.
Or else his feet would burn!
And we had such a good spot some vacationers came by and wanted to take it away from us.
It was so ridiculous that a lady was stepping on my Mother-in-law’s purse as she was taking a photograph.
We had already moved once because a group of those visitors had invaded our spot, while we were right there!
I don’t understand as there were so many other empty tree shades they could have gone to.
Why do people like to intrude that way?
Although, Aiden doesn’t notice them at all.
Not until we had to move that is…..
Lucky we don’t have a big set up at the beach.
The pail full of sand is too heavy for Aiden to carry.
Of course he whimpers for help.
There’s nothing wrong with making him wait just a little bit.
This boy needs to learn patience!
I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing (in the long run), but for now good that he has a short attention span/memory.
Or else he’d be really difficult to deal with.
Sand in the shoe….
No point to do anything about it until we leave Aiden.
And he wants help again.
Grandma to the rescue.
But then that doesn’t satisfy him either.
Can’t help but wonder what goes through his head.
It’s been about an hour and Auntie Monkichi has not arrived.
But she lives far away so we totally understand.
Ching Lui Crocs
Aiden was a little shocked to see his shoes super-sized.
Better to use someone else’s shoes to play with sand.
But it looks like someone is playing with his shoes and filling it up with sand!
Gotta be fair.
Let’s wrap this up and go towards the water.
Otherwise Aiden wants his hand held when he doesn’t feel comfortable.
Look at him run for his life “back to shore.”
Auntie Monkichi to the rescue!
That is one of the cutest, funniest pics I’ve ever seen.
Look how tense he is!
Poor thing even knows to stop and say “hello.”
He is getting braver.
So proud of him!
These are the moments that warm a mother’s heart.
On a side, there was a government worker that came in swim wear.
He would pick up the trash that was in the waters near the shore.
Please keep it clean for when Aiden comes back!
But just when you think he’s done….
he goes back for more!
Either that or we dragged him back :X
But since he’s smiling it’s all good.
It’s so hot Mommie wants her feet in the cool waters.
We only let Aiden stand where it’s wet or shades.
He tried going off towards the baking sand that we had to pick him up.
Protect him since he obviously doesn’t understand.
It looks like he just noticed his shadow.
I think Aiden didn’t get as dark as I feared.
But I guess I can’t keep him out of the sun forever.
I think Aiden senses something wrong.
His foot is being buried in sand.
How quickly does he get up!
“None of that for me,” he says.
Auntie Monkichi gets in his way.
Mud pie anyone?
That’s going to be difficult for Aiden to pick up.
So he knocks it down!
Aiden wants to start all over again.
He could probably do it all day!
How will you like the beach in California, without the shades?