Elijah's fan club was very enthusiastic.
Elijah carried this yellow shovel around with him everywhere. Plus, he actually learned how to use his shovel.
Elijah's favorite person at the beach was BY FAR Aunt Abigail!!! Elijah just loves her so much. We like to say it is because Ab is just like me~:-) Elijah would go look for her in the morning, take her books to read, and laugh at all her silly expressions. She pretty much fascinated him. (You know, just like I do...)
Notice Eric is working hard in the back of all these pictures. He and Uncle John managed to make a couple great sandcastles "for" Elijah. One was called New Orleans; attempts were made to improve on the structure of the actual city's dams.
Our family picture didn't quite turn out like some of those darling sunset beach pictures other families get....
Elijah had fallen asleep on our way to the restaurant, so I stayed in the van with him until he awoke. Eric locked the doors as he walked away to order our food. My efforts at exiting the van resulted in our car alarm going off three times, a scramble into the front seat with the baby, use of my cat-like reflexes to push the lock back and grab the door handle with lightening speed, and a quick exodus from the still-alarming van. So, beware when trying to leave your car without having the keys in hand.