it felt like a dream, most of our early mornings and late afternoons on the beach last week in puerto rico. it wasn’t all relaxation and bliss – i mean, nothing keeps you more in check and on your toes than two 11 month old babies that are the most curious little beasts who enjoy holding, tasting and face planting into the warm sand as well as crawling as fast as their little bods will allow towards the crashing waves with such excitement you’d follow suit if you didn’t know any better. josh and i kept catching one another’s eyes and bursting into laughter. what even is a beach vacay with babies this age?! some moments don’t seem like much of a relaxing vacay. but even so, still…moments that were nothing short of a dream.
all of these photos are from my iPhone, because while in the past i’ve taken my bigger camera to the beach (and even in the water), this just wasn’t the trip to risk it since my hands are a little bit full these days with other valuables. (i also took all our video with the iPhone this trip as well, you can watch all 8 and a half minutes of the video i put together right here.) our canon dslr camera is so great, but i have to say, the iPhone camera really pulled through this trip. very thankful for that handheld tiny device that helps capture memories i hope to hold onto forever and ever.
ps. for those curious about the kids rash guard sets (got a lot of questions on social media about them last week), i believe uv protection is super important at all ages and especially when we’re out in the direct sun for several hours at a time in either the pool or at the beach. especially since a few of my kiddos are very pale and freckle and burn easily and also because i had a cancerous mole removed in the fall (thanks to years spent laying out and also visiting tanning beds as a teenager – man do i regret that!) anyway, some of my favorite brands that make rash guards for kids include polarn o pyret, hanna andersson, and mini boden. i found the long rash guard pants eleanor and samson are wearing on amazon. and beatrice and madalena’s sunhats can be found here.