This weekend was Max's first trip to the ocean! He loved the waves, the sand, the seagulls, the dunes, everything. We sat on the sand and he was digging through it, really enjoying the texture and the way his holes kept filling up again. He was raising his hands in the air and letting the sand go through his fingers and into his hair. He was just soaking it in! He did so much walking that we were just blown away. I honestly never thought a toddler could walk as much as he did today, but he was really enjoying himself. He also got to sit on Daddy's lap in the jeep and drive around the parking lot. That was really exciting for him! It was a great day.
He's learned a couple of new things this past week. He now knows how to click his tongue! He's clicking over and over and over, loving the new sound. We do it back and forth in a game and he thinks it's the best. He's also crossing his fingers. Yes, crossing his fingers. I didn't realize he was able to coordinate his fingers that well, but he can. He's crossing his fingers and just holding them like that, his pointer finger and middle finger on each hand. It looks like a new habit that we'll see for a while.
This has been such a tough week for me. I've been away for a work trip, states away from my little boy. I'm feeling better today than I was the first night, but it's just so hard. I know he won't remember this when he's older, and it's a good opportunity for he and his Daddy to spend some quality time together. It's also a great opportunity for me at work and in my career. I just feel so physically weak, like something is missing. I guess this is normal, and I just need my little boy again. I can't wait to get back tomorrow night, to see both my little boy and my handsome husband. It's been a long week.