Beach Bits,  Tis the Season

beach season

It’s that time of year again. The highway is crowded with cars and you can’t find a parking spot for blocks. When you open the windows to let in the ocean breeze, you hear the mixing sounds of more than one car stereo. In the grocery store, pasty white bodies sport red shoulders and zinc covered noses. The smell of coconut lotion and the sound of sand on linoleum follow you down the bread aisle. Salty hair, tied towel skirts and sandy flip flops are the attire of choice… Can you guess what season it is?

It’s tourist season!

Baby Bug and I took a walk down to the beach in the middle of the day yesterday. Yikes! It was hot! I never noticed how sweaty the baby carrier can make you! I was dressed in a tank top and I had sweat dripping down my back. So unglamorous. I think Baby Bug is going to have to start liking the stroller soon.

There were people everywhere, mostly kids. I love how kids universally love the beach. A little fuzzy-headed girl, (not much bigger than Baby Bug) dressed in a hot pink sun-suit ran ahead of us with such glee it made me want to kick up my heels and run after her. I asked her mom how old she was and her mom told me she was one. One! That means next year that will be me chasing after a little fuzzy-headed girl in a hot pink sun-suit.

I can’t wait!


  • Aunt Jaynette

    You’ll have to find an empty spot on your floor for us after I show these beach pictures to the kids. The Oregon coast is not the beach to Brion-so we have never taken the kids. It’s cold, windy and the drive is along a two lane death trap. If we don’t see you this year, then next.
    Say ahhh-boo to the bug.

  • Photographer Lori

    I am so happy for you! I can only imagine how wonderful it feels to finally be a mama! :) I think I emailed you about my girlfriend (who also tried for forever to have a baby….) She finally gave birth on Monday….it’s twins! A boy, and a girl. I get to meet them today.


  • ginger incognito

    Yay! We’re going to be taking the Doodle to the beach every Friday this summer. It’s my evil plan to relax more . . . and maybe someday get the Doodle into the ocean. :)

  • Jamie

    Oh the beach sounds so lovely. The hubby and I love the beach, but alas we are landlocked. My 13-month-old is CRAZY about the water, though, and we may break out the fancy pants plastic backyard baby pool this weekend as it is officially hot in the South!

  • BeachMama

    We have been basking in some very early summerlike weather. I have to say though that it breaks my heart everyday when my little guy asks to go to the beach. I have to tell him, not for a long while. For now he has to make do with the sandbox and the sprinkler. Oooh, how I love the beach and yours looks so inviting.

  • Texas T-bone

    The great thing about tourist season is that when it ends, you get your beach back. The more you take BB to the beach, the more she will grow to like it. I don’t know if the same is true for strollers; my son loved his but that’s because he falls for anything with wheels on it.

    Where’s my beach??

  • josephine


    I know somebody who would be super super super happy to see her grandkids at the beach! If you make it down here, we’ll make sure you have a place to stay. :)