July was awesome.
We spent the whole month of July in South Carolina, staying with GC’s parents for most of the time, except for one week in which my parents flew out and the five of us stayed in a house right on the ocean.
The Roc was very excited again this year to go to the ocean. Last year was the first time he actually spent time in the water, running and playing in the waves, carefree in the sun. I was looking forward to watching him in the ocean, getting in the warm water myself, and playing in the sand. I was doubly excited that my parents were with us this year. I’ve talked about the magic of South Carolina for years and it was so fun to share it with them. The big thing this year was boogie boarding! The Roc tried it for the first time and really enjoyed it, though he got pretty frustrated when he couldn’t catch a wave just right.
GC spent some of our time in SC working, (since he works from home and can work anywhere!) so there were many days the Roc and I headed out to the beach just the two of us. We stayed for hours and constructed a lot of sand castles.
One morning, after a bit of a meltdown, the Roc and I went walking at the state park beach. We were in calf deep water and all of the sudden the Roc said, “Look Mommy!” and to my left this was swimming by:
The Roc did really well most of the time we were in South Carolina, but of course, he had a few moments, and there was more than one time I thought I may lose my mind. I never stayed mad for too long.