My sister has a lovely vacation home on Ocean Isle Beach, NC. She rents it out during the summer, but makes it available to family members in the off-season. She gifted a week to my daughter and son-in-law in early June; they, in turn, asked if hubby and I would like to join them.
I’m not a beach person, I have issues with my skin and the sun, so frying on the sand isn’t a good thing for me. The opportunity to spend all day, every day with Kate, Paul and beautiful baby Alma, however, could not be missed, so off to NC we went. I took “Baby” (my featherweight), and a bunch of project packs to keep me busy while everyone else went to the beach. It turns out that Alma just loves to chill in her swing while her GG (Gorgeous Grandmom) sews. We had a lot of meaningful conversations, we sang “Sew, sew sew your quilt, merrily at the beach” for hours on end, and Alma kept GG from muttering those bad words when it was time to unsew. Again. Am I smitten? You bet!
|A pea in her pod|
I was amazed by how wonderful it is to be totally wrapped up in a little person. Not quite 4 month old Alma is at a very interactive stage: she pulls you to her with her eyes; she has “conversations”; she's discovered her feet; she reaches for things and grabs them; she watches everything. She especially loved the water and the beach.
|Wish they had these Bumbos|
when my kids were little!