This weekend was actually the first time we've spent any length of time in the sand with Carson. Last year, the weather spoiled any of our beach trips. He was very hesitant at first, and didn't want to walk on the sand or near the water. With much encouragement from his friend Ethan (who was happy digging and eating in the sand) he soon let the little boy in him overcome his OCD-tendencies and was good and sandy. The next day, he especially enjoyed the Newport beach, where he and Ethan chased each other on the hard sand, running their little hearts out.