Sunday, May 4, 2008

A day out.

We're in the south at my parents in law and since the weather is relatively good, about 25 degrees during the hottest part of the day, Laetitia spent quite a bit of time outdoor. Laetitia actually went to play in the sea yesterday afternoon at about 4pm. I thought that was a little crazy considering that the temperature in the sea is probably less then 20 degrees! When she came home, her limbs were really cold and I was just a tiny bit concerned that she might catch a cold.

Anyways, today as my father-in-law had to do some works on the boat, we decided to go to the port in HyƩres and then hang by the beach for a while. When we arrived at the port and was by the boat, we told her that it was papou and mamou's boat but she declared that NO, it was her boat. DUH. She insisted on going onto the boat so we took her on it and took some photos. She was absolutely delighted and even sang a song or two about boats while she was on it.

I am sure she will have lots of fun when we come back to Carqueiranne in August and we could take the boat out. I can't wait to see her excitment during then.

After staying on the boat for about 10 minutes, we set off for the beach which was just around the corner. I was thinking that we will probably play by the beach and maybe dip our toes in the waters but boy was I wrong. Well, what can I say? We did end up playing in the sea though that was definitely not my intentions. I had to hike my tights all the way up to my thighs and even then, it was slight wet. Laetitia though was almost totally soaked as she sat down in the water and a small wave came and splashed over her head. :p And yes, it was less then 20 degrees in the sea. My little one is defintiely one courageous girl when it comes to the cold.

We all started by playing just on the beach. As you can see, it was a beautiful clear blue day.
Slowmy, we ventured into the waters.
Checking out how deep she can go.
Realising that wet panties gives her wedges. :p Well, I guess I am to blame for her lack of proper swim/beach wear as I had naively thought that since the sea would be under 20 degrees, it would be pointless to bring them along for this trip.
She decided that she did not like wet clothes on her so the other shots of her dipping fully in the sea are all topless which I hesitate to post on an open blog.

All in all, she had good fun and I guess I have a toddler who has a high tolerance for cold unlike me.


Anonymous said...

I was the same when we went to Biarritz. I didn't pack her swimwear thinking it would be too cold to go into the water.

But no, she wanted to go in despite the cold & then promptly fell into the water & got herself completely wet.

Anonymous said...

Ah.... what is this with our half French daughters? :p I am just thinking that Lae is going to have so much fun when we're in Singapore next month. I bet we'll be at the pool ALL THE TIME.

Anonymous said...

I think it's got to do with them knowing whether we have a change of clothes or bathers for them or not.

IF mummy brings the beach gear, I'm not going into the water (as in Deauville this weekend), and IF mummy doesn't bring the beach gear cuz it'll be too cold, I'll run in and sit in the water before they can stop me (as in Melbourne in below 15C waters).

Btw, lurve the boat!