Over the weekend we saddled up the car (at nearly $4 a gallon) and drove over to Pensacola Beach. Of course before you go, you have to pack the car. Going to the beach with a baby is not easy, let me tell you that!
When you just have older kids, you are packing stuff like sun screen, sand castle toys, drinks, and towels. However when you are hauling a baby to the beach, you are packing all of that PLUS diapers, change of clothes x2, swim diapers, bottles, bottles in a cooler to stay cold, jar food, spoons, baby wipes, and blah freaking blah, the list goes on and on.
I was telling my spouse it looked like we were going on vacation for 5 days instead of just going to the beach for 5 hours.
True to our family form, we forgot a blanket to sit on….so once we got to the beach, I had to go spend $12 to buy two more beach towesl to spread out and do my best to keep Phoenyxs body parts out of the sand.
Because Little P was mega interested in the sand.
He would pick it up and it would sift through his fingers
and he would look at you like “Did you see that?”
And while it was way too cold for my blood to get in the water still, Charlotte had a great time meeting new friends and playing in the water.
I am so looking forward to more beach days this summer!
What do you generally take your kids to do as it warms up?
*Love the beach? Make my beach ornaments!