Today I am grateful for Jackson's utterly gleeful enjoyment of the ocean and everything in and around it. He can't get enough of the water, the sand, the waves, the birds, the fish. The best parts of my day today were spent sitting with his right where the tide meets the shore, digging holes in the sand and watching them fill with water, covering our feet with sand, and making and destroying sand castles. Sometimes there is nothing better than seeing the world through your child's eyes.
And the pelicans were very much with us again today, one of them dropping onto the beach and sitting so close by that it was hard not to wish it were Hudson, dropping in for a quick visit in the middle of a glorious day of flying. Missing her so much in this beautiful place that she would have loved.