Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The beach will be lots of...fun.

ETA: Important, self promoting note: if you like this picture (or even if you don't but you were curious and clicked the link someone had on Twitter), please post a comment below. I'm entering a photo contest* and I'd love to get a canvas print of this pic! Hey! You! Person looking at this post! I know you're there! Please make a comment below? The more comments I have, the more likely I am to be a finalist in the photo contest! I really want that canvas print (the cash won't hurt either)! You don't have to be witty and stuff. Just an "aww, how cute" will do. Please? Pretty please? Just a little tiny comment? Just think of how much N will LOVE staring at a 16x16" print of himself.. :-)  KThnxbye.

We took N to the beach a little late this year. Instead of taking him during the balmy days of July, life intervened and we didn't make it until August, when the water was a bit colder. It wouldn't have mattered. While he loved the pool earlier this summer, the beach was the anti-hit. He was freaked out by the waves. He didn't like walking on the sand. He clung to Daddy while Daddy swam. Then he clung to Mommy while she waded. More freaked out clinging to Daddy while Daddy played in the surf. He cried, fussed, and flapped his hands. A very short reprieve from his ill temper was granted when the kind people next to us made their son share his sand toys. Then he realized he'd have to touch the sand - it was a no go. Finally, after about an hour and a half, we decided to give it up and go home. GF placed N on his shoulders, and we got the only true smile of the day. It was a doozy, and I was relieved I hadn't packed up the camera yet.


*Contest messaging: This photo is being entered in the Goodbye Summer, Hello Snapfish photo contest sponsored by Snapfish at parenting BY dummies.  If voted the best summer picture I will win a photo canvas and other prizes from Snapfish & pBd. http://parentingbydummies.com/snapfish-contest

23 comments:

Rachel Schain said...

Cutest baby in the world. Period.

Holywhale said...

Oh, my what a smile! He's probably saying to himself, "Thank God, the parentals are finally letting me leave this horrible beach!" And good for you Mom for having the camera available to capture that moment! He's a hard nut to catch with a smile on his face.

Grinning Fool said...

Definite winner*

*slight bias may be possible

GrannyMat said...

It's definitely a winner! What a gorgeous looking kid, but I am a biased Grandmama.

GrannyMitzi said...

It's definitely a winner!! Ahem but I am a bit biased as well.

Marlene said...

Hey, he is adorable. Who would have guess this was the only smile of the day - a what a great one.

Juliana said...

He's gonna do damage with those eyes and that smile. We're all in trouble!

Jo said...

He's smiling like that because it's the farthest away from the sand he's been in hours. My brother isn't a beachy boy either. When he was a little fellow, mom would prep for taking Max to the beach by buying about 300 of those little plastic army guys. After a 2 day stint at the beach, we'd have three or four soldiers left. Max loved it.
PS - Tell your son to stop being so cute. He's wrecking the curve for other toddlers.

Anonymous said...

You guys made such a cute kid!

The Mommy Mambo said...

Such a sweet smile on a truely happy face!

Hope Hall said...

Awww! He's perfect :-D Love it.

waytenmom said...

Adorable! The beach is definitely a process of adjustment for some kids. Good luck on the contest.

Lori said...

That's a great photo for a canvas!

GrannyMitzi said...

Where else can I find a one year old as cute as this guy?

Sarah Gates said...

Oh man... He's going to be SO embarrassed by that print when he's 13 or so...

His girlfriends will love it though.

INTEROBANGirl said...

...and sometimes we get lucky and capture the perfect picture. What an awesome smile.

Gabrielle said...

What Rachel said. Seriously, he is so GORGEOUS.

Liz said...

That is an awesome picture!

JulieS said...

Awesome picture - awesome kid!

Anonymous said...

SO cute!! Hope you win!

Marla said...

WoW!!!! The best smile on the cutest little guy!

Anonymous said...

Adorable picture.

Anonymous said...

This is a comment. It fulfills the requirement for commentiness, I hope?

Oh, yeah. Cute kid.

-j