to the beach… with a baby!

madison’s first trip to the beach was amazing! we couldn’t have asked for a better day. 75, sunshine, a light breeze. small victories. and she doesn’t have a sunburn PHEW. i was petrified of this the entire time. so much so that i guess i forgot to put enough on MYSELF, and well Brian, he just always burns. this irish skin… we aren’t meant to be outdoors for more than a few hours. madison loved the water though, which i was shocked by. she did however hate the sand, which is exactly what i though would happen. she avoided it at all cost jumping from towel to blanket and tiptoeing across it when she had to. i mean lets be honest, sand is weird. i hate it also. and it gets everywhere. the packed sand down by the water she was more okay with. but her favorite thing seemed to be letting her feet get wet then holding onto her daddy for dear life when the current tried to carry her away. she found this hilarious. and her giggle is infectious. we were also grateful to spend the day with good friends. madison & hudson had another chaperoned date by their parents but still found ways to tackle each other, swap kisses, and even get naked together. kids these days… summer love is the air.

beach bag necessities with a toddler

sunscreen, water resistant beach blanket, aerodome beach tent/shelter, lots of ziplocks, swim diapers, floppy hat (which madison wouldn’t keep on), babiators, spf baby lip balm, plenty of towels (i got all of ours from lands end, and of course monogrammed them all), finger foods (bananas, happy yogi snacks, string cheese, rice cakes), beach toys, sippy cup & keep lots of water on hand (& madison loves juice too so we get apple & eve b/c it is natural with no added sugar), skip hop changing station, after sun aloe for baby

what are you beach bag must haves?


matching tanks “make them boys/girls go loco” / / madison’s pink ombre shorts / hudson’s blue plaid shorts by izod



madison swim outfit: polka dot rash guard bikini set with UPF50+ UV sun protection / koala water shoes (also love these water sandals)

hudson swim outfit: circo whale rash guard & swim trunk set / speedo bucket hat similar

mom swim outfit: joe fresh ruffled bandeau bikini top & bottom, and joe fresh striped dress cover-up


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