Today, at 1 year, 3 months, 2 weeks, and 3 days old, Macie stepped foot for the first time on a beach. Odd, I know, since we live about 2 hours from the coast and own a beach house. But when the beach house is 3.5 hours from home, your kids max out behavior/attitude-wise at about 30 minutes of car time, and all babies want to do with sand is eat it, you find more peaceful ways to spend your vacation time.
But Macie sure made the most of her first visit! She loved chasing the birds and pointing at the various dogs we saw walking along the shore. One even stopped to play! And while she was certainly intrigued by the sand and sat down to grab a handful a few times, she's finally old enough to think better of stuffing it in her face. Ahhhhhh... Looks like it's safe for us to plan another beach trip!