Pierce goes to the beach

Last week we packed up and headed to the beach for our first family vacation. This time we had just one rule: NO therapy allowed. Just a week of relaxing and enjoying our little family.

First dip in the sand. I didn't know it at the time, but he was devising a plan to ingest as much of this "yummy goodness" (gross!) as possible.

This was P's "ride" all week... he LOVED the Ergo carrier

View from our balcony

First dip in the ocean, or "big water" (Once P warmed up to the idea, he would sign "more" and "water" to go back in)

He wasn't so sure about the ocean at first

Taking it all in

How P does the beach. You can't see it, but he has a nice big fan in there with him

We took lots of walks

Where did my little baby go?

Checking out the sand ...

which he LOVED (and even ate a handful of on the last day we were there!)

Toes in the sand

My boys

I'm pretty sure this was right before the handful of sand went into his mouth.

Finally got him to sit unassisted in the sand and this is the look I get. Caption: "These suckers will try all day to get me to do a trick."Or maybe he just had some residual sand stuck in there?

Hamming it up with Daddy

He laughed so hard, he fell over

Nik and his clone

At this point, they were both DONE with pictures

Nice beach hair, Pierce
Ah the beach.... bliss!

We feel so blessed and fortunate to have our precious boy with us. To be able to show him the ocean. Put his feet in the sand. Hear him laugh and see him smile. To see him accomplishing goals (did you see how well P is sitting?!) that we were told he'd never reach.  

God is good. He has been so good to us.


  1. Love it! Looks like a wonderful time!

  2. I love the pictures! He looks like he enjoyed it there! The Lord works in mysterious ways and He had a plan for little Pierce!

  3. I have tears in my eyes looking at these pictures, Lindsay. It's so incredibly special, all these memories that you are making. I loved each and every picture!!

  4. I LOVE IT!!!! All 3 of you deserved a week of just relaxing!!! The pictures are adorable!!!

  5. Beautiful family!

  6. Beautiful pictures! What a blessing. I gotta say, I see a little bit of Wiley Bruce!