Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Beach Baby

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Beach Baby


With Tyne now having reached the ripe old age of 1, it's easy to think that most of his "firsts" have already been experienced...but this weekend we experienced another one, and it has to have been one of the most fun so far.

We're so lucky living where we do in Devon that we have so many beautiful beaches on our doorstep - it's such a perk to living in this part of the country. 
It was one of the main things that led us to look for Property for sale in Devon when we found out we were expecting and we've never looked back.

This weekend, we headed to the beach!

We've been on plenty of seaside trips before of course - I blogged about one just last weekend infact.

But while we have enjoyed lots of seaside walks, ice creams and rides in the arcades - Tyne had never yet set foot on the sand.

We were saving that for a trip to Exmouth beach when the weather was nice enough....and this weekend, it was.



The first thing Tyne noticed about the beach was the seagulls....he LOVES the seagulls (not like his Mummy, I find them terrifying!)

He mimics the sound they make, and just loves to watch them.

Once we set him down in the sand we eagerly watched to see what he would make of the feel of the sand between his toes - he was delighted!!!!

He thought it was all highly amusing, and had endless fun trying to pick it all up and watch it running through his fingers.




He loved digging in the sand to find shells and rocks, and banging his treasures together.


 He did end up with a couple of mouthfuls of the stuff of course....but after a couple of times he seemed to learn his lesson!



He loved exploring near the sea with Daddy.....


And writing his name in the sand....






While Mummy chilled out on the sand!



He loves to watch the water..... 


And, much to my horror, crawling off at full speed across the sand was lots of fun for him too....although we chased straight after him just incase he encountered anything unfriendly!



He loved us burying his toes under the sand and digging them back out....






And of course there were the usual Daddy games! 


He certainly enjoyed his first trip out to the beach, and we can't wait to go again soon....

We've decided to book another holiday to Cornwall this Summer after seeing how much fun Tyne had on the beach, so we're looking forward to that.



I kept the first shell he dug out from the sand, and i've put it in his memory box so he can always have a little keepsake from his first time on the sand. 

I love having these family days out, and finding out more about Tyne's personality as he grows - I did a lot of research into his starsign when he was born as he's the first Aries I've ever known and everything told me that Arian's are very outgoing, that they're the Brave Warriors of the astrological world - I've always found astrology interesting though I don't know how much I believe in it - but I do find his starsign so far to represent him well. He is so adventurous and brave!

My little Beach Baby.....


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44 comments:

  1. Oh my word, I love the very last picture of him sitting in the sand! Frame that one! How far are you from the beach? My son was born in Hawaii and so he was eating sand at a very young age! At age 1, I bet his mind was just so blown by this place mummy calls the beach! Thanks for sharing one of his very firsts!
    xo
    Goldi

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  2. oh my goodness he is beyond adorable! His cheeks! I liked the part where you said he soon learnt his lesson with the sand and then had a picture:p so cute! He has the cheekiest smile ever :) Beautiful family! Glad you all had a fab day out! x
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  3. Bless him, he looks adorable sitting in that sand! You should get some of those pictures put in a little frame :) x

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  4. That last photo of Tyny tot is really lovely and I am so jealous of the view and scenery, I feel so at home beside the sea x

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  5. Aww lovely photos, great to hear he loved his first experience with sand. It's the best watching them discover new things :) x

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  6. Wow what a beautiful day. He looks like he loved the beach!

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  7. What a beautiful little boy you have x

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  8. Looks lovely, I used to love collecting shells too :) x

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  9. Edward Guerreiro22 April 2014 at 19:26

    My mum used to take me on trips like this., except she would dress me as some kind of sailor. For that reason, I am going to commend you on the choice you made for your sons outfit. I very much doubt that these photos will ever come back to haunt him.

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  10. These photos are so cute!! Little ones at the beach is the sweetest thing, although it makes me cringe when they try to eat the sand haha.

    Jess xo

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  11. You do have some fab days out lovely family.

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  12. fab post tyne has a lovely life and lovely parents that dote on him such lovely pics and memories xxx

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  13. lovely pics, looked like he had a ball.

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  14. love nothing more than taking my children to the beach - they always try and eat the sand too!! haha

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  15. Looks as though you all had a lovely day out, love to see children enjoying the beach.

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  16. I love to see children having fun on the beach.

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  17. He is too cute and i think all of mine have had a taste of sand!! lol Im not a huge seagull fan either so im with you mummy and what a fabulous sandy beach - ours is mainly rocks and pebbles so (although its good for collection stones to paint etc) its not much good unless the tide is really out for building castles etc!

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  18. Aww, so cute. I love the last picture especially. My little one loves playing in the sand in the garden. We took him to the beach last week, just for a walk so no toes in sand but he'll be loving it when he gets to :-)

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  19. Looks like you all had such a fun day. The beach is a great sensory play place!

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  20. What a little cutie, theres nothing better than having a day out on the beach with the family.

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  21. I love your blog, and all the lovely summery pics :D thanks for sharing!

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  22. Love the photos! The beach looks so inviting x

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  23. The beach is amazing to them at that age, isn't it?!

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  24. Lovely photos, wasn't the Easter weekend just glorious for weather, we were on the beach too :)

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  25. first time i took my eldest millie to the beach she hated it, was so funny though she just didnt understand what sand was

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  26. I loved playing in the sand as a child!

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  27. It looks like he had a great day.

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  28. Looks like a great trip for your family

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  29. Awww gorgeous pics. Sounds like you had a lovely time. Nothing like a bit of sea air and the feeling of sand in between your toes.

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  30. Tyne is just too cute in these photos x

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  31. Tyne is just too cute in these photos x

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  32. What a cutie! Beach looks blissful

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  33. Oh I remember that first taste of sand my kids had YUK!! I usually experience that when we have a picninc! No matter how careful you are you always end up with it in your sandwiches x

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  34. How lovely! We love taking M to the beach. Thanks for linking up :)

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  35. Lovely post! Really enjoyed reading :)

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  36. aw bless! i cant wait to take caleb to the beach this summer. we went last year but he was very little and couldnt really do much. i cant wait to see him try and run in the sand!

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  37. Love the idea of keeping souvenirs of days out in a memory box!

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