With no Jessica in sight, Eric sat on the beach watching the waves with Ashlee Simpson, her son Bronx and soon-to-be mother in law Tina.
The doting dad later returned to the beach with Maxwell in a Bjorn Baby Carrier and enjoyed a nice walk before bed.
2013 will undoubtedly be a busy year for Eric and Jessica after it was reported that the pair will welcome their second child this Summer.
After much speculation, Jessica confirmed the news on Christmas Day by posting a photo of Maxwell sitting on the beach with the words ‘Big Sis’ underneath her. So cute!!