This is the "No mommy I don't want to get in the water there are sharks that might bite me and lose their teeth." Well it only took Jon and I about 20 minutes to convince her that the sharks were way way way out from where we were and that they wouldn't bother her. Score one for mommy. Still she stuck close to the shore for a bit and threw sand balls at those pesky biting sharks.
Finally we got some personal contact with the ocean, all by herself and it was all downhill from there folks. Now I have to say that the water was pretty rough, and the current was very strong so I was really proud of her for playing in the waves as much as she did. But she had a blast and when Jon pulled out the Boogie Board for our little Boogie, it was all over but the ceremony.