Baby goes to the beach

View of the ocean from our balcony

View of the ocean from our balcony

We are back from our holiday feeling relaxed, refreshed and very happy.

It was wonderful to have a family getaway and I am really looking forward to this tradition continuing in the future. Every morning we would get up when she woke for the day. I would feed her breakfast and then we’d head to the beach. She LOVED playing in the shallows and having the waves break at her feet. We would hold her hands and she would splash around. She often took off running to chase the waves! She also loved the sand and enjoyed digging in it and feeling it between her fingers and toes.

Every morning we would get up when she woke for the day. I would feed her breakfast and then we’d head to the beach. She LOVED playing in the shallows and having the waves break at her feet. We would hold her hands and she would splash around. She often took off running to chase the waves! She also loved the sand and enjoyed digging in it and feeling it between her fingers and toes.

We would then go have breakfast, followed by a swim in the pool – While Willow enjoyed the playing in the waves she wasn’t a big fan of swimming in the sea. We think maybe it was too cold. So we did all our swimming in the pool. After that it was nap time

Then it was nap time so we headed back to the flat and put Willow down. The afternoons were when we did most of our outings. We started off with lunch then went to do something fun for the whole family. This worked out best for us as it kept the whole family out of the sun during 11am to 3pm danger period.

We took her to the aquarium at Ushaka Marine World. She had so much fun looking at all the fish. The big fish in the large tanks made the most impact on her and she would point and laugh. The cutest thing is that she had to make sure all the people around her were seeing the fish too – she would shout and point and look at us to make sure we saw!

One day we went to the Umgeni River Bird Park to see the bird show. Again this was a big hit with Willow, especially the part where a vulture hopped amongst the crowd. She also loved the brightly coloured parrots.

We then headed back to the hotel for second nap. In the late afternoons we would go for a walk along the promenade and play in the sand or waves a bit more. We then went home to start getting dinner ready and have bath time and bed time.

Hubby and I did organise a babysitter for one of the evenings. We decided to go to a movie, which we haven’t done in ages! We saw the new James Bond film and were home by 11pm (oh how days have changed ;p ).

Willow was an absolute joy all week and we all had an awesome holiday.

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