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Beach Baby, Beach Baby, Give Me Your Hand

Consider this fair warning: There are an unconscionable number of vacation photos in this post.

Ben, Sam, and I were lucky enough to join my family in a beautiful house on Seabrook Island, South Carolina, last week. The weather was perfect, the food was delicious, and Sam was adorable! It was the perfect vacation for him at age eleven months. Plus, he got his first taste of seafood. Flounderx=xdelectable to SuperSam. We also found out that he likes my Uncle Jeff’s homemade deer sausage. Weird!

Let’s get to the good stuff — pictures! They’ve been categorized for your viewing pleasure.

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Introductions, please.

Our main star, hanging out on the deck of our house.

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Speaking of the deck: the view from the deck…at least, for people over 2′ tall.

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The family.

Sam loves his Aunt Ellen.

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And his Aunt Bevin.

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And his Grammy.

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And his grandchild-crazed Papa.

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Dad’s cool.

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Mama!

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Wildlife Encountered From Least Scary to Most Scary.

A crab.

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A tree lizard.

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A dead jellyfish.

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A baby shark! Don’t worry, he was thrown back from whence he came.

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A not-so-baby shark. Did you know that electric toasters kill more people per year than sharks? It’s true. We read it in People magazine.

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Ursula.

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The Creature From The Haunted Sea. (It goes without saying this was the low point of our vacation.)

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The Boys.

Daddy’s nose is fun to break!

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Endless fun for Sam.

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Ben in various states of “open mouth.”

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We all have great legs!

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Our Little Sam Crab.

All clear below.

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Rosy cheeks!

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Take me to more flounder.

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Seriously, I want flounder in this belly pronto.

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Someone was really into his tongue this week. (Thanks, Aunt Bevin.)

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Like a Turtle, He Crawled to the Sea.

Let me at it. LET ME AT IT.

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I can handle this one, Dad. Trust me.

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OK, may have gotten a little carried away there. Glad you had my back.

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Potpourri.

Ignore the weird baby hairs…still haven’t quite recovered from the post-pregnancy issues.

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Being a mom is the best.

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Obligatory Scenery Shot #1.

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Obligatory Scenery Shot #2.

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Obligatory Scenery Shot #3.

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Ben learned how to use the continuous focus feature.

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Don’t you love how I meant to focus on all those drops of water and not my family?

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This is my shovel!

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[photo credits: Not-so-baby shark, firststryke.com; Ursula, fanpop.com; Creature From The Haunted Sea, theringmastersrealm.]

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4 thoughts on “Beach Baby, Beach Baby, Give Me Your Hand

  1. So glad you had such a great trip! I can’t wait to hear about all of it. Jack has been the same way about the ocean…we kept having to grab him before he dove out into deep water. Miss you guys!

  2. Wow, I’m glad you all survived the not-so-baby shark encounter! And I believe you about the toaster thing… People Magazine wouldn’t lie! It was so great seeing you guys! Miss you already!

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