So today we woke Dassa, strapped her into her car seat and set off on our first out of the ordinary adventure. She was grinning from ear to ear and I knew she was just as excited as I had been as a kid when my parents had done the same to us.
We went down to Ormond Beach and enjoyed the beach as the sun rose. It was nearly high tide and Dassa and I enjoyed walking through the water as the orange glow warmed our skin. Dad took many pictures and pointed out all the birds - sandpipers - so Dassa could chase them. To see such a little thing run so fast is comical. She really can move! She found a partial sand castle and enjoyed a little demolition and taste testing. Yes, she tried the sand...another toddler right of passage I am told. She really enjoyed playing in the sand since Ormond Beach is more sandy unlike our Flagler beach which is more shelly.
We followed up the beach with breakfast and then took a trip to Deland to see Nini. Josh got to help be a goat farmer by trimming their hooves. Very proud to report he did a wonderful job and didn't get butted or kicked. We swam and then all went home for a nap. A Wonderful day!