After a lovely day playing in the sand, watching Cupcake Girl swim in the ocean then the pool, we had dinner at Creekside Restaurant with the great-grandparents. This girl was ready to go!
Cupcake decided to try her first oyster. Of course it was covered in baked cheese, but she tried it and LOVED it!
To top off dinner we headed out to the deck and listened to some great music by a 3-piece band. The first thing Cupcake wanted to do? Dance. That girl is a dancing machine! I had heard from her mom (my oldest) that recently at a wedding they went to Cupcake danced ALL night and I believe it!
So, the band had a hat up front for donations and little girl walked up there with some money, but only with a little hand-holding. After the band played for a bit, her Meemaw gave her some more money and she took it up by herself. THIS is the look on her face after she made the donation all-by-her-little-self! She was so proud. It made such an impression on the folks around us, we gave her even more money to take up there, just so we could see her proud little face!
After more dancing, Cupcake wanted to get a leaf from the tree that was above her. Well, it was a bit too high and GrandBob just couldn't get her up high enough. She thought it was pretty dang funny though. Since GrandBob wasn't tall enough she took off looking for a "tall man" in the crowd. Seriously! It was so funny to see her looking at all the folks. You could see the determination on her little face. But she was quite sad that no one fit the bill. To satisfy her, her great-granddaddy, Gigi, took her around the corner and they picked up a leaf off the ground! Yay for Gigi!
Our yummilicious dinner and celebratory dancing was followed with a little night stroll down to the beach/ocean. It was just the two of us and it was a beautiful night. That girl just loves her some salt water and sand. She didn't have a care in the world, just pure enjoyment.