Ben and Bonnie are great mates. Bonnie is never far from him. She has always loved jumping into the bottom of Ben’s pram when we went for walks. More recently she has taken to jumping into the toy pram while Ben pushes her around. She has even been known to jump up into it to have a snooze. She is still our baby!
Today was Benjamin’s first visit to the beach.
We are staying at the Gold Coast in Mantra Wings Surfers Paradise, which is very close to Surfers Paradise Beach. Initially Belinda took Ben out into the water where he proceeded to make a few noises (not keen apparently). Then some friendly passers by stopped to offer Ben some encouragement. I took over for a few minutes and got Ben into the sand and water (still not keen it seemed). We finally escaped with Ben running in the air.
Aunty Claire suggested that a first beach experience might be like a “cat on wet grass”. I think she got it pretty close.
The last shot is of the pram (Bugaboo Bee) on the beach. It is not very well suited to the soft sand but we persevered anyway. Oh yeah, Belinda found a little bucket and spade for Ben which we are going to go back and try out tomorrow.