There is nothing I look more forward to then the weekends with my guys. This summer we hit the beach everyday we could. Zion would sleep most of the time because he was so new earth side, but as he is getting older day by day, the beach has become more curious to him. He loves the sound of the waves (who doesn’t) and likes to watch the people and is so interested in everything. I can’t wait until we can get him in the water or on a board! If he likes the beach as much as bath time, I think we will have a fish on our hands, just like his Dad. Honestly, I thought I would be SO stressed doing anything with my baby, but when he was born something in me (call it grace) has been so courageous in doing everything I would normally do with my baby and saying no to fear. And it’s been a BLAST. The memories we make are priceless and life has been so sweet and fun. Yes, it takes determination and learning to go with the flow, patience and just letting things not get to you, but if you can practice these, the obstacles fade in the distance and there are so many sweet moments. Yes, he cries, yes, he explodes poop and spits up everywhere like every other baby, but we just put it in our heads that this is our new normal, so when we do life, it doesn’t get to us. It is just life! I think that is what has really helped us just adjust to our new obsession and family member. Hey, sometimes I cry too…thank God I’ve grown out of pooping my pants though…that would just add a whole nother dimension. ;)- Just know mama, for you that when something fun presents itself and you think “No, I can’t, my baby won’t do well”, I encourage you to go for it. People get it, people get crying babies, poops, taking your time, etc. don’t let fear or anxiety steal your fun or the precious memories you can make. <3 I’m cheering you on!
What we do:
We are totally those people with the wagon packed to the brim. HA. We pack our lunch, Zion’s things, his diaper bag that turns into a bassinet to lay in, boards, a chair, a big blanket, towels, water, etc. We pack to be prepared and make it as comfy as possible. Why not? For shade we use a tent umbrella and a SPF hat and if I know he will be in the sun at times (legs mostly), I will use Goddess Garden baby SPF. It’s organic and super safe for the tiniest of little ones. I don’t reccomend using any SPF on tiny babies all the time, but for those rare days, as long as it is a safe, organic, non toxic one, it’s cool to use.
What I wore:
Hat: Forever 21 (guys)
Bathing suit: Forever 21
Glasses: Buffalo Exchange
Spencer’s Shorts: Cotton On
Zion’s “Surf Dude” Outfit: Carter’s