Beach Combing

Beach Combing

We’re headed to the beach next month to enjoy some fun in the sun, and I can’t wait!  I’m excited to watch Frances take in an assortment of new sights, sounds, smells and tastes on her first tropical vacation. I was hoping she would be able to run around on the beach, but I think it will be a more relaxing trip since she is not yet walking. Unless she has a huge breakthrough in the next two weeks, I expect her to spend most of her vacation time sitting.

Which brings me to my question. If I were 10 months old, what would I like to play with on vacation? And no, Mama’s cell phone is not an option. But it better be at least as exciting as all the flotsam and seawater she will be drawn to ingest.

Since we have to pay for checked bags, we’re hoping to travel light. And I would prefer to not resort to buying a bunch of cheap plastic junk from the beach vendors. To top it off, Franci’s toy-of-the-moment is her set of wooden blocks. Unless we want to return home with half as many as we started with, I figure we should leave the tiny toys at home.

So I’m at a loss. I have no idea what to pack for her, so I hope someone has a few suggestions for me!