Wednesday, May 25, 2011

BJ's First Beach Day!

We had a family outing on Sunday and went to the beach!  Being that we are from Maui, you would think we would go to the beach more often, but this was BJ's first trip to the beach and he's 14 months old! haha. The real reason is because it takes so much to pack up towels, water, extra clothes, sun screen, hats, chairs, etc... We've just been way too lazy.  Plus, I'm a freak when it comes to the sun since I've heard so many horror stories about skin cancer, so I've been pretty protective about going outside.

Still... since we are in paradise... we decided to give the beach a try and had a great time on family fun day.

Please excuse the embarrassing photo.

We decided to go the Sugar Beach in Kihei and we loved it!  You could park right next to the sand, so your car is in full view. Plus, there were lots of shady areas for us to sit on the sand and make sand castles.  I was surprised... he didn't even eat the sand!

When we first took Bj into the water, he started crying because he was scared of the waves.  No, not just cried, SCREAMED. When we took him out a little deeper, though, he enjoyed the calmness of the water and mommy splashing water on daddy. hehe.

Overall, I'd say Beach Day was a success... and we need to have them more often!


  1. yes - you all need to go to the beach more often!!

  2. My son first went for a swim in the ocean when he was 7 months old. Now he loves playing in the water and going to the beach! Yes, go as often as you can because life is short! (Plus, the pictures of their little beach bums are priceless!)

    On another note, I found you at the Almost Friday Blog Hop - following in every way I can now.
    Flora Loveday
    The Upper Hand

  3. new follower from Bee Friendly Friday!

  4. Ah adorable baby! Thank you for stopping by I'm now following back.

  5. We live on Oahu and we didn't take DS1 to the beach until 15 months. DS2 we took him at 3 mos (but stayed in the shade).

    DS3 is only a few weeks old but we already can't wait to take him!

  6. Yep, it's better to stay in the shade with the kids. The sun is really scary hot these days that it singes the skin, this coming from someone who runs from the sun :)

  7. thanks for following my blog.
    you got a great blog here too, your little one is so cute.

    I take my daughter swimming every once in awhile.

  8. New public follower here from Friendly Friday Follow. Nice blog. The embarrassing photo didn't load so don't be embarrassed : ) I would appreciate you following back I would also appreciate if you would like me in facebook and in twitter @DeniseLillaRose. I always follow back. Just leave me a note so I know you stopped by.