Beach Dance

26 Apr

I know I’ve been largely absent here, and I apologize. I have a million posts in my head, but they’re just not making it into this computer.

Right now, Jenna and I are in Florida, soaking up as much Vitamin D as we can! We’ve been in the pool at least once pretty much every day, and most of the time, twice. It’s fantastic therapy for Jenna and she loves it. We have to tell her it’s time to get out every time. I think she would live in the pool if she could. She isn’t swimming yet, but she’s SO close! She has no qualms about getting her head under the water, and does an adorable little pseudo-swim where she holds her nose, kicks her feet and paddles with one hand while her little butt is up in the air. She stops and stands up when she needs a breath, then starts again. You can check out my Flickr photo stream (in the right margin) for a couple brief video clips.

The other day, it was too cold for the pool (around 70F and windy), so we decided to take a walk on the beach. I have to share a series of photos from our walk that I just love. We were headed back to the car, and she got a little way ahead of me. I noticed that she was doing a funny kind of little beach dance with her feet and I started shooting photos (she didn’t know I was shooting). As I watched and photographed, I realized that she was trying to make a horizontal line of footprints. I captured her finished work at the end of the series.


Some serious pronation going on – especially with her right foot. Need to ask our ortho team about it.

And a couple of extras from the photo shoot – just for fun:

Have a fantastic day!


Posted by on April 26, 2012 in Family, Jenna, Motherhood, Photography, Random Fun


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6 responses to “Beach Dance

  1. Issa

    April 26, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    HI! (Testing this for you). Love all the photos. 🙂

  2. Barbara

    April 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    As requested.

    Great photos per your usual.

  3. punkinmama1

    May 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Aww, these are great! I miss seeing you in this space! Loved seeing you in my Reader (even though I’m obviously way behind!) 🙂

  4. Gianne

    May 21, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Wow, your beaches are so WHITE!!! Love it!!! Wanted to let you know that I finally did the Sidewalk Chalk Painting you wrote about and included it on my own list of kids activities, giving you credit. Thanks for the fun times!

    Gianne at

  5. PsychMamma

    May 24, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Gianne –

    That’s Siesta Key beach! The sand is super fine and white, and the beach has been rated number one in the US for several years, I think! It’s lovely. So glad you had fun with the sidewalk chalk painting! It’s a favorite at our house, too. Thanks for the shout out!

  6. Rhonda S.

    March 11, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Hey, just stumbled across your blog! This sequence of photos is beautiful – definitely ready for the scrapbook. Anyway, I read in your about me that your daughter has Cerebral Palsy. I figured in case you’re interested I’d recommend one of my favorite websites, Cerebral Palsy Family Network. It’s full of advice and resources on all things CP, as well as a great way to connect to the CP community. Anyway, keep up the blog!


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