Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Barcelona Beckoned . . .

Last year we were in Barcelona for a few weeks and Renae enjoyed the beach as much as a 9 month old can. This year though . . . this year was different.

Jesse decided at the last minute to NOT teach Renae how to swim the hard way.

Renae running from the waves.

We were only there for a few days and went to the beach one afternoon. The previous night, we'd taken a walk to the beach and let Renae experience the sand and waves. With all of her clothes on she loved it. Even when she got totally soaked and we stripped her down to her diaper, Renae loved letting the waves crash over her little feet, and then running away from the. However this afternoon that we went, she seemed to be scared. Perhaps we should have let her go to the beach in her clothes . . .

She didn't mind being in the water if she was with her Daddy.

"Are you sure I'm safe up here??"

But when Jesse went out by himself, she seemed worried and would say, "Daddy! Daddy!" I assured her that Daddy would be ok and was an excellent swimmer.

Playing in the sand . . . it lasted about 5 minutes.

My two "fishies."

Renae with the beach bum.

This was taken after the end of the infamous heat exhaustion day. One suppository and multiple force feedings of liquids later. . . Renae felt better and we got her out of the room and into the cool evening breeze. Although we were only out for a little bit, when we walked in the door to our room, she said, "Sleepy . . ." And walked straight to her bed, climbed in and laid down with her blanket. Our little fish was beat.


Wendi Reger said...

I'm so glad she is feeling much better and it was so good to talk to you two and see for ourselves that she is indeed back to herself. Thanks for skyping this noon.

Jenny said...

What a sweetie! Glad she is feeling better.

Jonathan et Kari said...

Pigtails!! I love it.

kpjordan said...

Renae looks like she's grown since we last saw her. We'll have to skype again. so glad you have internet again.
She also looks pretty wiped out in that last picture. So cute that she was concerned about her daddy in the water.

Nate and Natalie said...

Glad Renae is doing better. I love her swimsuit, she looks adorable and all grown up. Isn't everything a little safer to our litte ones when in Daddy's arms?

Scott & Julie said...

Cute suits Julie and Renae. Julie yours is Old Navy (I almost bought that one) but where did you find Renaes?

I'm glad she is better, they can get bad so quickly but recover just as fast.

Hope all is well!

Kari said...

Jesse and Renae look almost identical in that picture of their faces close up!!!! WOW!!!