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.