Liam has been extra cuddly since we’ve been back from London, whether it’s because of all the one-on-one time he had, or whether it’s just part of his little mini-evolution into a toddler, we don’t know. But I can’t say I mind! His new ‘word of the week’ is “CUGGLE” (cuddle), and he doles them out in spades!! It’s my new favourite word. Mummy loves cuggles.
He’s had rather a fun week too… he’s getting so energetic that we’re really making efforts to get him out to burn off steam as often as our work schedules (and the summer heat) allow. He made an afternoon trip into Monaco, and mummy took him to see the Helicopters and ducks and geese and turtles. And today, mummy and daddy took him for his very first swim in the sea!!
We took the train to the next town over, Villefranche-sur-Mer, where the beaches are narrow, but the sea is warm, protected and shallow. Plus it’s one of the prettiest places on the coast, and the bay is beautifully dotted with sailboats and a cruise ship or two!
Liam LOVED the sea. It didn’t take him long before he was running into the water on his own, and he had no trust issues to mummy and daddy motoring him around out of his depth, and he didn’t mind getting saltwater splashes in his face. He didn’t much care for the armbands, but we’ll keep trying them now and again, when he’s ready. Can’t wait to get him out to the beach again soon!!!
Liam and another little toddler got to enjoy the big kids' bike at the playpark!
He's nowhere close to touching the pedals, so daddy gave them a gentle push along...
Why so serious? Liam enjoys his first frozen smoothie.
Watching the helicopters land at the Monaco Heliport.
Daddy teaches him to throw rocks.
Liam's first swim in the sea!
He needs a little working finding his stability...
Cutest little swimtrunks ever!!
That is a look of joy!
Daddy tosses him in the air to make a big splash!
Quiet time on the beach after a swim.
Liam really enjoyed his digging toys.
Chatting with mummy....
Another swim before we head home for a nap.
Villefranche-sur-mer towards the old town.
Villefranche-sur-mer beach. Liam's first dip in the sea.