Sunday, November 28, 2010

Beach Day

Friday was set as 31˚C in Western Sydney and 27˚C in the Northern beaches, and since it was Jeremy's day off, we planned a few days earlier to make an effort to go to the beach. So we did. Thursday night at late night shopping, I had already bought Jaiden's swimmers and swimming nappies. So when Friday came, we were set to go and not have the trouble to stop off at the shops. 

Jaiden and I started getting ready around midday while Jeremy went to pick his best friend Chris and my cousins son Dennis up, so they can accompany us to the beach. Once they came back, we were on our way!

Once we got to the beach, luckily for us we instantly found parking! But unfortunate that the sun wasn't there anymore! So it was a tad gloomy and not as sunny as we thought it would have been but was still a little humid. 

Once we reached the end of the staircase where the sand was, I took Jaiden's sandals off so he can feel it for himself. He didn't think of anything at first but when he touched the sand, he felt weird and kept looking up at me and sooked a little just so I could pick him up. Just to speed things up in walking to our spot, I eventually did. We set up Jaiden's little tent up and layed the picnic rug out.

looking at the sand on his hands, thinking "what is this?!"

Then the boys immediately went in for a little dip, just to see how cold the water was. They came back and told me it was 'freezing' and 'really cold', so there was no way I was going to swim, nor Jaiden.

But I took Jaiden to the water just to dip his feet in. At first, he was a little scared of the water coming closer to touching his feet but got used to it. Then Jeremy came down to us to see what Jaiden's reactions were and he took him in a little deeper to let a wave crash upon his body, one came and crashed just under his neck and once the water had touched him, he immediately cried lol. Not sure whether it was the wave hitting him or the coldness of the water, I think it's a combination of both though. So we just sat on the picnic rug, kept Jaiden warm and took photo's to remember the day.

Just before leaving, I told Chris to take Jaiden to the water for the last time so I can quickly get some snaps. Then they followed the seagulls around because Jaiden was more interested in watching them fly around more than anything else. So Jeremy started throwing food just infront of him and eventually pretty much all the seagulls flew to us. Then once I had finished taking photo's with the seagulls, Dennis chased them all away.

Then it was off to the water again to take some last steps in the water before leaving.

And then it was finally time for us to get changed, clean up and pack up! But before leaving, we just had to take more photo's!


Then it was finally home time. Though it took us so long to get home, roughly more or less than 2 hours because of traffic.

It was definitely a really good day for all of us and having to experience Jaiden's first time at the beach. Though it would have been a lot better if it were hotter so Jaiden and I could have dipped our bodies in. And even though it was gloomy, I still managed to get sunburnt. I think I got that by just sitting in the passenger seat and soaking in the sun while we were stuck in traffic.

I can't wait for our next swimming adventure! I think next, we'll take Jaiden to the pools for another different experience and I think he'll like that more, without the sand around lol.

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