Sunday, June 14, 2009

Auntie Laura's Birthday

Yesterday was my sister Laura's birthday. To celebrate we decided to spend some time on the beach. It worked out well as yesterday was the first sunny and dry day we've had in a while.

We started off our day preparing for Auntie Laura's big day. I thought I'd try Abigail out with colored pencils and an index card. She resisted the temptation to chew on the pencils and actually did some doodling on the paper. She really enjoyed coloring and protested quite loudly when I tried to move her on to something else.

Abigail didn't get her morning nap in, although she had over 60 minutes worth of opportunities to fall asleep! I ultimately gave in and we headed over to my parent's house. We met up with Laura and her husband Nick and headed to the beach. Abigail headed straight for the water. Even though the temperatures are significantly and noticeably colder than in Charleston, SC, Abigail kept wanting to go further and further in. After getting a little wet we tried out her new beach toys, flew her Sesame Street kite, played with a football, and walked around a bit. It took only a few minutes for her to fall asleep on the way back to my parent's.

We finished the day with strawberry short cake and gifts. Abigail wasn't a fan of the cake, but had her fill of strawberries.Happy Birthday Auntie Laura!

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