Saturday, 9 November 2013: Two Hundred and Twenty Three Days Old.
Ayla went to the beach for the very first time today!
It was a bit cold and very windy so we didn’t hit the surf but instead found a lovely little bay that was tucked in out of the weather.
Of all things – the sounds, the smells, the swell of the ocean or the birds – it was the sand that had Ayla completely mesmerised!
She kicked it, and grabbed it, and ate it, and sunk into it, and walked on it, and stared at it… The. Whole. Time.
It was hard to get her to look up for a photo, and she was hardly interested in the water at all. And the other kids on the beach…? Meh.
It just goes to show how sensitive Ayla is to learning and experiencing new things.
To us, sand is boring and commonplace (in fact it’s even annoying and dislikable sometimes!) but to Baby Ayla it’s an amazing source of new sensory information; texture, movement, sound, look and feel.
I love how Ayla helps me to see the world through new eyes; she ALMOST got me thinking sand is interesting.