We have discovered the wonder of sand!
A short drive from our house is a small beach on a local lake. We stumbled on it on our way home from the co-op one day, and decided to stop and let Maddy experience sand, duckies, and the setting sun on her face. She was delighted. So was grammy.
A few days later we needed a 'reset' in the evening, so we threw boogies and baby in the car and headed to the beach. This time I packed a change of clothes for Maddy so that she could get shamelessly dirty in the sand and I wouldn't have to bring home half the sandy beach. She approved of the idea.
Next up: part two, in which Madelyn and several ducks face off.