the most amazing thing about this trip was the roo actually ventured into the beach with her cousin to play with the sand. no sand toys and cajoling were needed, and she took off her sandals by herself. usually, she'd be crying as soon as her foot touched the tiniest of sand, and she'd complain non-stop that she's dirty. i'm glad that phase is over. now to chuck the 'disney princess' phase out. grin.