Friday, June 5, 2009

Babies At Da Beach

Kelley and I pretended we were tourists today and took Sara and Moana down to Waikiki to play. Just for a change of scenery I guess.

Moana got to try out her new floaty toy. She wasn't so sure she liked it at first, but it didn't take her long to warm up to the idea of floating around without having me hold onto her.

How cute are these two? And I bet you can't guess what Moana is about to do with that handful of sand...


In exciting news, Moana started to crawl today! For the last several weeks she's been trying, but hasn't had the guts to actually pick up and move her hands. But apparently Sara is a good teacher (leading by example!) because today, for the first time, while Sara was watching, Moana picked up her hand and moved it forward in a crawling motion. Sara let out a wildly loud squeal, which Kelley and I interpreted as baby applause.

So yeah, it was a tough day. Sometimes I feel really guilty about my life, especially when I read about how busy so many of you are with work and kids and training and all...

If it's any consolation, I'm back on the bike tomorrow morning and our trade winds have returned with a vengeance~ so I'll suffer a lot out there trying to pedal home against the winds which will ferociously try to stop me. Does that help?

13 comments:

cat. said...

uh no, not so much help.

BUT if you can find a way to get me that floaty toy in my size, i'll forgive you your life.

; )

Sara said...

I know, rough life we live! And by the way, Sara was so proud of Moana!!! Go Moana!

The Chapples said...

I admit it...I am a little jealous. But happy for you too :).

Lizzie said...

Those two are just the cutest beach babies! Go Moana on the crawling! She'll be training with you before you know it. In other news - yes, I am jealous of the beach, the water - it all looks so good! You deserve it after all the training you put in.

Angela and David Kidd said...

Nope. Doesn't help at all. If I make it out there this October David is going to have to drag back onto the plane to Chicago kicking and screaming.

And those are two cute little girls! They are going to cause lots of trouble one day. Congrats to Moana on her crawling. Hope you've baby proofed.

X-Country2 said...

Those little baby suits are too cute for words. :o)

Angela said...

babies on the move are so much fun...watch out! i'm not jealous bc if I were there, I'd be right there with you!

N.D. said...

Oh I love these pics!!! How far apart are they? I have that same float, we just don't have the ocean!! Great pics!

Alicia Parr said...

Go Moana! EEEEE!!!!! (that's my typed version of a high-pitched squeal)

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

YEA Moana!!!! That's awesome!!! Wow - those pictures are just beautiful. NEVER regret stuff like you mentioned - everyone has a choice with how they want to live their life and what they want to do! Yes, Moana looks adorable, but I know she's probably a handful... (but in a great way!). You ARE one lucky Mama! Enjoy those tradewinds!!!

Mnowac said...

Oh my gosh, how cute it that floaty thing! Congrats to Moana on the crawling! Things are going to be changing around your house now! Baby proofing, good times.

Regina said...

sorry, that's no help at all.

crawling...now the real fun begins!

scott blackwell said...

umm... no. still jealous :-)

does make me look forward to raising kids someday with my wife though. sounds pretty fun and rewarding.