My lovely Laelia is going to be two in a week. Two! So, I wanted to take her to the beach to do some fun birthday pictures there. She was quite photogenic today and I was snapping her precious little self with my camera. When we were about done, the other two girls ran over to me and told me they had found a sea turtle nest that had hatched in the early morning. I so love these turtles. If you have been reading for a while, then you might already know that I love nesting season. I love finding little babies and walking out to the water with them. It’s tough to do that in the middle of the night, but every so often there is a straggler who gets left behind in the nest and that is what I love to find!
Today we checked out the hundred little turtle tracks that are so teeny tiny in the sand. They look like little bitty tire tracks headed out to the ocean. It is such a sweet sight. If you have seen baby sea turtles who have just spotted their ocean oasis then you know how excited they get and how quickly their little legs move when they catch their first glimpse of it. It calls to them.
Normally, we keep walking to check out the next nest down the beach, but today I asked the girls if they wanted to dig a little to see if there were any little guys left behind. Silly question. Of course they wanted to!