When we first moved here, we told all of our friends and coworkers that we loved the cold and wet. Needless to say, they looked at us like we were crazy. Likewise, we thought that it was crazy that Seattlites go into a self-imposed hibernation between October and April – much in the same way as Phoenicians do from April to October (hmm…interesting). Well, having a kid changes things. Being limited in our activities with Sam brought out the inner Seattlite in us and we started going stir crazy. Today was different, though. It was 50 degrees! So, along with all of the early season folks, we bundled up the kid and ran to the beach. Sam LOVED it! With the possible exception of the mouthful of sand he managed to sneak when both Emily and I were looking away – the jury is still out on that.