She has grown up so much this summer. Really wanting to be independent and be a big girl. This summer she was much more active on the beach. She walked up and down the beach a few times. She wasn't afraid of the water either. She was very comfortable on trying to float on the boogie board or in the floaties. She received many a ride from the nearest friend around. She really enjoyed the beach this year. There wasn't as many naps on the beach as I would have preferred. But there were a few days she climbed into her stroller, asked for a drink and fell fast asleep. She had the opportunity to ride on a boat as well and she enjoyed that too. The hardest part of camping this year was keeping her close to home. She kept walking around looking for her friend Megan or just plain walking around to see what was going. In the trailer we would put her asleep on our bed and then move her to her bunk later. I think she things its her bed now!
Trying to master the boogie board. That is hard to do when you are only 2! But persistence is a virtue right!? We rarely took her life jacket off her. With 4 kids to watch that is what we were most comfortable with. I did manage to take it off her to get a few shots of her without it, but she did pretty much wear it all the time. She would ask for it as soon as we got to the beach. This is a huge change from last year when she couldn't walk in it! She learned to swim in this life jacket this year too. The was a wonderful thing! To be able to put her down in the pool and see her trying to swim around on her own and not be afraid to do so.
You spend a lot of the year looking forward to things. One of those things for me is Penticton. And then before you know it the two weeks are over. We love going out there and hanging out at the beach. We talk about going for longer next year. I guess we will see.