This morning while we were getting ready to leave Monkey brought me his vibrating toy and shook it at me. I took it from him and discovered that the battery was dead. We went to the battery drawer and while I put the new one in he threw the old one in the trash. Once he saw that it was working he ran to the living room and tugged on one of the zippers to his backpack. I guessed that he wanted the toy in his backpack and put it there. Then he grabbed at the backpack and signed on. I tried putting it on him even though he’d never let me do it before but this time he GRINNED when I put it on him! I quickly sized it to fit him and he ended up wearing it until we got into the truck. He was so PROUD of himself too, it was so cute! It looks like he’ll be ready to carry his own backpack to school this fall! Yay!
Today was the the annual family reunion. I only get to see most of those folks once a year these days. Monkey had fun eating chips and exploring, I had fun chatting with people. Poor Duhdee just had to chase the boy.
Never fear, however, because once we left we took the kiddo to Parsons Beach (love, love, love that beach!) and we all had a blast. Monkey went out into the water with us carrying him and we played in the waves. Once he had enough of that he and I sat on the sand on the edge of the water and threw rocks in. Duhdee went out over his head and played in the swells. It was incredibly relaxing.
After a while Duhdee joined us on the shore and we walked down almost the entire beach jumping in the pools the tide had left as it retreated. We found lots of crabs that the gulls had left and some shells. Duhdee tried to convince Monkey to bring home a giant clam shell but Monkey thought it made a better projectile than a keepsake. We ended up spending 3 hours there this evening! Monkey boy was totally exhausted by the time we left. We filled his belly and got back on the road but decided to take the slow road (Route 1) through Wells, Ogunquit (we even drove to Perkins Cove to see the boat we got married on and then past the hotel) and York before we got back on the highway. It was just a really nice relaxing day all around!