We spent a wonderful week in South Carolina with The Parker/Gates family. Noah got to play lots with his cousins and grandparents. The weather was most perfect and the water was warm. We spent most of the days playing in the sand.
Dave and I had some great walks on the beach where we found some sharks teeth and really neat shells. One evening we saw dolphins swimming in the ocean which was fun to watch.
We also went to a place called Alligator Alley, which was full of all kinds of alligators. It was really cool! We just had to watch Noah closely so that he didn't become a snack!
The beach was a hit for Noah, he quickly learned that word. When we took him inside the beach house, he would point to the window and say "beach" and cry. In his world, there was no time for eating or sleeping, just playing in the sand and water!
During this trip Noah mastered his walking skills and quickly learned how to climb two flights of stairs! Towards the end of the trip Noah and his cousin Lauren were also climbing up on furniture. It was odd for me to turn around and see Noah rocking in the chairs on the deck when I had not placed him there. All in all, I would say that with great company and some ocean air, there were a lot of strides made. We hope to get to visit SC again soon, what a beautiful place to visit!