Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Beach Boys

Like father, like son. Having a South Florida, boat and beach raised boy as a father, it's no shock that these kids love the water. The ocean runs through their veins. And although there really is no winter in South Florida, I prefer to only swim when the water is just below boiling...bath water temperature. But the rest of my crew? They didn't care that the water was chilly.

Per usual, Audrey was the least thrilled with sand between her toes, but she quickly warmed up to the idea. Ella was her usual sea loving self...running and jumping through the waves. Perhaps the most surprising was Jacob. He's been a water lover since he was a baby, but he used to have a healthy amount of fear of the waves when they were taller than him. This year? No fear at all. He was knocked down over and over, clothes soaked in cold, salty water, and he just laughed hysterically the entire time.

I always had a thing for my Beach Boys cassette tapes growing up, so it's no shock that the lyrics to the music kept running through my head as I watched my own two Beach Boys enjoy the water.

My heart
That smile says it all
He would have taken off if we had not held onto him
The REAL Beach Boys

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go
Down to Kokomo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go
Way down to Kokomo 

 I'm sorry if you have this song stuck in your head now. It's been stuck in mine for a week.

Now I kind of want to go down load of bunch of their tunes from iTunes. I know...just add a few more points to my complete dork card.

1 comment:

Brittney said...

Looks like an amazing time! I don't know which is more beautiful - your family or that picturesque scene!

I am a tad envious..reading your post made me miss Florida. Glad you guys had such a great vacation together:)