After the slowest start of any morning this whole trip (I mean, this IS a vacation), we headed out to the beach around midday today. Yes, we've been to the beach a couple times this week, but this was the first time we went with the intention of setting our stuff down in one spot … Continue reading Year 5, Day 237
Year 5, Day 234
We made good on our promise to get Miles to the beach today, and while the drive there was filled with lush, beautiful scenery, Miles instead opted to tool around on his tablet. "Look!" he exclaimed at one point. "I found Blue's Clues!" "You know, buddy, you might want to look out the window," I … Continue reading Year 5, Day 234
Year 5, Day 233
Our first full day in Costa Rica began slowly, with Miles and Jaclyn getting in some pool time while I had breakfast on the balcony and basked in the surrounding pulchritude. And also spied on them. It was lunchtime before we really did much (which means Miles spent most of the morning watching PAW Patrol), … Continue reading Year 5, Day 233
Year 5, Day 232: Baby’s First International Trip!
It's been several years now since Miles was last aboard an airplane (thanks largely to COVID), but today, and for the next week, we're vacationing in western Costa Rica. "Do you remember being on an airplane before?" I asked him yesterday morning. "No," he said. "Did I like it?" "Well, yeah," I said, admitting, "but … Continue reading Year 5, Day 232: Baby’s First International Trip!
Year 5, Day 128
Somehow, Miles became obsessed with the idea of going to a water park this weekend. But, with impending tropical depression weather and absolutely no desire to dash out the door each day, it was left largely up to me to talk him off this ledge and focus his attention instead on a trip to the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 128
Year 4, Day 56
Miles is learning about ocean life at daycare this week. The easiest way to find out about this is to ask him what the hell that thing on his head is. "It's a jellyfish."
Year 2, Day 208
Being back in Myrtle Beach this weekend, we wanted to take advantage of the chance to take Miles to the actual beach itself. He was a bit young when he made his first visit to the sandy shores of Myrtle, and he was certainly a more intrigued by the experience this time. While he enthusiastically … Continue reading Year 2, Day 208
Saturday morning, I woke to the dulcet tones of Jaclyn's voice, barking in typical passive aggressive fashion, "Well I guess we aren't going to the beach today!" It was 10:30 in the morning. I promised her that we would instead go Sunday morning. Yes, I had my reunion (and what was very likely to be … Continue reading Day 140