Who on earth gets in their mini van to drive over 1000kms with their three kids to dip her (medically dependent) son's toes in the Ocean? Me, yup me and I'll be damned if it wasn't one of the best decisions that I've ever made!
|So much sand!|
I can't even describe in words the J-O-Y the pure, unadulterated, blissful joy that this baby feels for this place, for the Ocean and the sandy beach. Mr.B can't get enough fresh air, sand or sun!
|Balancing with his head so that he could dig!|
|The ocean is out there behind us somewhere! |
Sand, sand, sand!
|Auntie Erin's snuggles and songs|
|Not sure who's cuter my good friend Chuckie or her daughter?|
|Momma's tape job...it wasn't pretty but it worked like a charm!|
Gotta love the hospital 'pink' tape!
Click here for the most amazing video: Mr.B's love of the sand!
I had quite the job of cleaning him up when we got 'home' but it was all worth it and the g-tube was clean! Yay for recycled plastic and tape (although he wasn't too thrilled at having it removed!).
|The boys with Pappa in front of their favourite one|
We've also been partaking in a nightly swim at the beach once the tide comes up and I put B fully in the water the other night. Wait for it...he LOVED it, big surprise eh? I had him in up to his armpits and just swayed him back and forth while he laughed and 'sang' his joy. He was unimpressed each time I stood back up but it was hard on his ol' Momma's back! I think that he loved the feeling of weightlessness in the ocean since he just kicked his feet like mad. I did lay him on his back and floated him as well but he enjoyed just being immersed the most. Once the water comes all the way back in over the hot sand it is so warm and soothing to the soul! Torin is simply in heaven at swimming in the ocean as well and my sister is stunned at his abilities in the water now, this is a kid that I we had to do so much planning around simply bathing him at one point! I think Ry's favourite task is digging holes in the sand and finding all kinds of fabulous and new creatures.
We also got another special visitor last night when my good friend, Adrienne came up for a short visit. Ade and B were thick as thieves (as the other two were certainly enamoured as well!) and she got to have the full B experience with dipping him into the water tonight. It was another late night tonight, I just can't seem to get these boys in bed before midnight! All of this fresh ocean air and you'd think they'd be yawning off (like their Momma) by 8pm!
We've got more visitors planned for tomorrow as well!
From Our (Borrowed) Home to Yours...