Monday, September 01, 2008

Laborless Day

We had a really fun Labor Day weekend. We were able to see some of my extended Lamb family and had a lot of fun with them. We met up with them at Laguna Beach for a few hours on Saturday and it was the first time in a really long time that I've actually been able to go in the water and play! Joseph and I both loved getting out far enough to ride the waves and I even took Sophie out until we were up to our necks which she liked. She's not at all afraid of the ocean and its saltiness, even when it knocked her over and she got mouthfuls of water. She also loves to play in the sand. Here she is buried up to her neck in sand and loving it.
We spent today at my Grandpa Lamb's house with my same Lamb relatives who live in California. We played in the pool and got way too much sun exposure and had a fun BBQ. It was great. Sophie wore some floaties for the first time ever and it made her even more fearless than usual in the water. She decided she'd tackle the diving board by herself, so here she is getting ready to jump in the pool to me. She'd say to everyone who was about to jump off, "1, 2, 3, Go Mama! (or Daddy or Peter, etc...)" So when she got up there, she said, "1, 2, 3, Go Sophie!" and then jumped!
She often bellyflopped down to me, but it never seemed to hurt or to deter her from getting out and going right back up. She loved it and had so much fun kicking herself around the pool all day. Thanks for letting us come play, Papa Lamb!

9 comments:

Erin said...

You guys are lucky you live so close to the beach! I love the picture of Sophie buried up to her neck in the sand. Bryson has become fearless of the water too--so fearless it scares me sometimes!

terrah said...

What a fun day you had! I'd like to see if Cora would jump off the diving board, but there's not one around here that's low. Maybe sometime soon! Sophie must be quite a swimmer!

Jeanne Lawyer said...

How fun to live so close to your grandpa now. I bet he is loving seeing you and your kids all the time. Tell him I said hi.

It is fun to see Sophie so fearless. I have a few nephews that don't dare to do anything.

The Hyer Family said...

Oh, I've missed the beach this summer! With the move and everything else, we've only been once! Embarrassing I know...poor deprived children...

Tash said...

I can't believe how fearless Sophie is in the water...and on the diving board! She is so cute! I love the picture of her in the sand.

meli said...

I want to go to the beach! It looks like so much fun! Congrats on your new nephew too-what a cutie! I love you and will talk to you soon!

Patti said...

I love the shot of Sophie buried in the sand!

Jenny W said...

What a fun weekend!! Love the Sophie pics :)

Holly or James said...

becky, i'm headed to warsaw in a few weeks and will have two full days there. what should i see?
-james
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