Monday, July 20, 2009

A day at the Beach

Today was Kellen's 7 month birthday already!! SO, Jess, Kellen and I headed down to Oceanside Beach for some nicer weather. It was roughly 106 in Lake Elsinore today around 11am so we took off to enjoy the 82 degree temperature with a slight overcast. The water was nice and it wasn't too crowded until we were getting ready to leave.
Kellen was a little bit of a sour puss when we arrived. He ate a little and we walked down to the water and he wasn't having any of it. I tried again later and we sat down in the water and he was still angry. I sat down next to him for a few minutes to see if he would calm down, and no luck. When I got up my butt was all muddy so I figured that maybe he would cheer up if we rinsed off in the waves. Still no change. He refused to nap in his cool little tent and so we hung out for a little while and then Jess came out with us to the water and he finally cheered up. He was so happy that he giggled when I dropped him down to kick the waves! So, I went back and got the camera and video taped him and took some pictures.
First try down to the water, still a little hesitant.I'm the King of the World!!
Yeah, I like the water now!

I got sand all over my face!! I almost put it in my eyes!!

My first trip to the beach from Mindie Gilliland on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My First Time at the Beach

We were in San Diego last weekend visiting my dad and we decided to head to Imperial Beach to let Kellen Check out the biggest bath tub on the planet... the Ocean. He's been in the pool plenty of times now, he doesn't even mind an occasional head dunk under water. We are hoping to start teaching him how to swim a little at a time. Any way, back to the beach. So, we took him on the local pier and then let him put his feet in the sand and then walked near the water. His feet got wet and his pant legs were a little drenched.

This picture of his feet is so cute, he was curling his toes into the sand. Maybe one day he can teach me how to surf or something.
He was ready to sit down in the mud and sand but I held on to him because we didn't want to have to take a muddy kid back and clean him up before the birthday party we were attending.

Here he is sitting on the pier with the ocean in the back ground. We turned him around and he just starred at the water for a few minutes.

This one is with my dad (Grandpa). I was glad he got to be part of a first. Even though IB isn't the best beach around, it is pretty sweet that he lives like 5 miles from the ocean. If it wasn't so much more expensive to live down here and Colin could get a job by the beach, I would move in a heart beat. I'm sure just about anybody would. I guess that is why it is so much more expensive. :)
Colin was on the phone with his dad while we were at the beach and he was pushing Kellen around the beach, we had a nice stroll down to the pier. The weather was so much nicer than it is in Murrieta, Temecula and Lake Elsinore, and this weekend in particular it was 75 degrees here while it was over 100 in Elsinore already. Yikes.

All in all not a bad day. Kellen seemed to enjoy himself and we had a great time enjoying the sun without the heat. We are headed back to San Diego for the 4th of July celebration with Grandpa again. I'm sure there will be plenty of new pictures to share after those festivities.