We didn't really get Emory out into the sun much on our beach trip. We were trying not to use sunscreen since it's not recommended until 6 months, (who knew?! Thanks, blog readers!) so we just kept her covered until we got to the beach tent or a shady area.
Of course we had to get a few pictures of her actually "in" the sand and ocean, so we did it early one morning and made sure it was really quick. I'm probably the most paranoid mommy around, but with her super pasty skin I didn't want to take a chance.
I'm not typically a big beach person, but there's just something about experiencing everything with a baby that makes it more fun and more exciting. She makes us notice the little tiny details, like the feel of the wind, the bright colors on swimsuits, and the sound of the water. Life through a child's eyes is so sweet...and I imagine that it's only getting to get better as she grows and is able to interact even more.
I'd say our first family vacation was a major success!