Somewhere along the line, we are taking Ruby to the beach. She hasn't really done much swimming as she rarely goes in far enough to get her feet off the sand. Ah well, maybe it will happen one day.
Last time we visited, she wouldn't retrieve her toy and eventually it sank. Never did find it. She adores running around though and paddling. She also gets a good wash even if she then gets covered in sand going back to the car.
We try to go at least once a month and finish off with chips and curry sauce, followed by an ice cream.
She has grasped some new words, back, garden and blanket. Every morning we tell her to go find blanket, which she does, coming back, parading around the room with it. Also, if we say garden, she goes to the back door and waits. She is getting better at waiting for us to go out first without being asked. If she does step forward, we say back and she gets behind us. Coming along nicely she is.