Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Day at the Beach

We went to Bolsa Chica beach where it took us 40 minutes to find parking. The first thing that Carmen noticed once we parked, was the balloons on a sign. She went crazy looking at them and trying to say, "Balloons!"

This is the first time Carmen has come into contact with the ocean. She loves baths and pools so we had a feeling that the ocean would be amazingly fun for her. Here, she is staring at the waves trying to figure out what this "ocean" thing is all about.

After taking a minute to think about it, Carmen decided that she wanted to run and jump into the ocean. Mommy is trying to keep her safe, as Carmen is quite the fearless baby.

The waves soon came and splashed Carmen and she loved it! She giggled with delight!

After playing in the ocean, we thought we'd all wind down and build a sand castle. Actually, we mostly just spent time filling the pail up with sand, dumping it out, and the re-filling it. Carmen loved playing with the sand and by the end of the day, we were all covered in it.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Playing With Rocks

Carmen's new favorite pastime is to collect the shiny rocks from her grandma's garden and put them in her little red bucket. Once she collects them, she dumps them out, and then collects them once more. She can spend hours entertained with rocks. It's hilarious. Oh, she also enjoys banging the rocks together, as depicted in the pictures.

Carmen Now Has Pierced Ears! :)

It's a little hard to see her little gold studs, but a week ago Carmen got her ears pierced and she looks so adorable with her earrings.

Carmen has a rocking chair that she likes to rock in. If she's not in the chair, then she puts her toys in it and rocks them. She can be found rocking her plastic blocks and toy purse too.