Friday, January 9, 2009

Moana Means Ocean

We named our first born after the ocean, so of course it was only a matter of time before we'd be putting her in it. It was finally a beautiful sunny day here on Oahu, but it is still winter, so the ocean hasn't warmed up much past maybe 76 degrees. Turns out, the little swimmer doesn't fall far from the tree... her intense dislike for cold water mirrors her mom's. Read on...

She got all dressed up in her cute little rash guard and swimmer diapers... Like a good conscientious mom, I lathered her lily white skin up in SPF30 made for babies... and we were off! Clearly, Moana was quite excited about her trip to the beach today. We met Grandma and Grandpa Simmons there... Scott took his lunch break with us, and even Hoku got to participate in the fun! Ok, are you ready? Ready to dip your feet in the ocean for the first time? Ready? Ok! Here we go!!
video
Apparently one needs a black fur coat in order to enjoy the ocean in the winter. We didn't subject Moana to the cold water anymore today. In the summer it'll be warmer and she'll be older, so I'm still holding out hope that she's going to grow up to be an ocean swimmer.

Luckily we had a great distraction when Kelley and Sara showed up! Sara was as happy as a clam the whole time showing off her big toothless grin. Must have been those 11 (count 'em!) hours of sleep she got last night!?! Can Sara teach Moana to do that? Please?

Apparently Kelley has done a nice job teaching Sara to share, because Moana got to try out Sara's Bumbo seat. And now I'll be surfing Craigslist trying to find one of these things. As if there's actually room in our house for yet another baby accessory...

It's hard being at the beach. Really wears a baby out.

8 comments:

Angela and David Kidd said...

She is just sooo cute. And I don't blame her at all for not liking cold water. That's how I'd like to react as well.

X-Country2 said...

That little outfit is ADORABLE!

(And you're rockin' quite the post-baby bod!)

rr said...

Those bumbo seats are the coolest invention ever. Moana looks adorable - and you look fantastic. New moms everywhere hate you :)

Stacey said...

Thanks for the info on the Hilo marathon!
You look amazing...you don't even look like you had a baby a few short months ago! Your daughter is adorable. Thanks again.

Clare said...

anytime someone says i look good for just having a baby, i'm giving them your website. wow!! i have bicep (and ab) envy. cute video...good to show off to her future colloge swim coach!

Rebecca DeWire said...

I second RR's comment! You look AMAZING.

Frayed Laces said...

Love the new look of your blog! And I have that exact visor--one of my favs!

Super jealous you got a dry ride on Saturday. Not fair!

N.D. said...

Super cute!! I am so inspired by her name meaning something you love. I wish there was a better word for water in some language that I could use as a name!