|Remember this guy, always on the move.|
|In that little mind he saw this as a slide. The wet bating suit and sand made for a perfect zip down the "slide". I really am amazed and proud of his creativity.|
Liam never got tired of digging holes in the sand and carrying buckets of water to fill them up. It wore me out just watching him, but I loved the serious and determined face as he carried the water to the site.
|family vacations also mean deep conversations and a few wise cracks.|
|Ryan was sad for a while until Ruby forgave him.|
|The screaming probably would have been annoying, but it was softened by the noise of the surf. Have you ever seen such joy on someones face. |
Here are some of the animals we saw at the Wild Animal park.
|This was the most impressive one to me because until you see one in person, you can't imagine how really big they are.|
Giraffes have always been my favorite animal. I love their long necks (maybe it's because I have no neck). I love their graceful walk and their spots and their big eyes.
Emma was the best baby ever. She never cried, just smiled. Ryan and Becca, you are so blessed.
Thes two birds were making a nest and it was fun to watch them.
For some reason maps were very important to these guys. They fought over one little map that we had so I got them each their own map. After that, they lost interest in maps. Funny how that works. But it was fun to show them where we were on the map and where we were going.
|The Gorillas were shy.|
A couple of nutty bats
We did a lot of walking and there weren't that many places to sit. Liam didn't mind just sitting down on the ground. I was wishing I could join him but I would not be able to get back up.
I really appreciated Ryan, Becca, Marty, and Mindy finding a way for me to join them on this trip. I was not in a position to go, but they took things into their own hands and got me a plane ticket and drove an extra two hours (with a sick child) to get me to the condo so I could enjoy this trip. It was fun and I am so glad I didn't miss it. There is no better thing than family time. Of course there is drama, no sleep, spending too much money, eating too much food, playing games, hugs, kisses, blessings, and more. Thank you again. I love all of you and can't wait to see you again.