Erica Shirley @charliecheesefries7 months ago ·  Higgins Beach

#CharlieCheeseFries365 (Day 200: First beach day) . We took Charlie to the beach for the first time in her life today. (Higgins beach in Scarborough) To say she LOVED it is an understatement!! The moment we got out of the car she was SO excited, grinning ear-to-ear and doing this thing where she tenses up all her muscles and squeezes you with her legs when you're carrying her. I'm so glad we waited until she could walk before taking her. She had the time of her life walking around, digging in the sand, letting the ocean waves crash into her legs, and sitting in the tide pools. Her absolute favorite part was a little (already dead) sand dollar that we found right when we first got on the beach. She didn't stop holding it the entire time!! Eventually, Mike put it in his pocket so she could have both hands to dig with and catch herself with when she lost her balance. But we still have the sand dollar to bleach and put in her baby book! . The beach has always been my happy place - clearly that rubbed off on Charlie somehow! I foresee LOTS more beach days in our future this summer! ☀️🌊😍 . . . #CharlieCheeseFries #CharlotteGraceShirley #momtogs #aheadofthecurve #thebump #jj_its_kids #theartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #childrenseemagic #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #clickinmoms #thehappynow #runwildmychild  #momswithcameras #lifewellcaptured #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #parenthood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #365project #toddler #beach