Beware another photo bomb.
Remember, Lucy, my niece who was shark bait (which is what they lovingly call her) last summer?
Remember how she said she likes dolphins way better?
Well there are some lovely folks out there who flew the entire family to Sea World and treated her to a swim with the dolphins. I love to hear of goodness in the world, that people still care about other people and treat them with tenderness. That's one of the reasons I continue to keep this blog. I love to hear your accounts, comments, and emails. I love to connect over parallel stories, both of woe and wonder. I've been inspired by so many of you.
So, they all went for a swim with the dolphins and had breakfast with some familiar characters of the Disney sort. We were able to meet up with them for mere minutes, but they were saturated and vibrant ones.
Clover was attacked by ants mid-photo op.
We picnicked, the kids played, and the adults conversed. You should have seen them.
And that Lucy girl, what a sight to see her running around with her cousins,
on that once so fragile limb.
The body is an amazing thing.
And so are families, all 14 bodies mingled and crossing over from one family to another.
I asked Seth if his cousins were torturing him.
No, he said as they sat on top of him, pulling limbs and poking ribs.
do you recognize that little skirt?
After we sent them on their way, we went for more food, because that's what we do, despite my efforts of preventing any more growth. It's almost as if they get bigger between each click of the camera.
Why are restaurants where you cook your own food the most fun? Isn't the point of going out to eat not having to cook? Ah. Well.
I do enjoy a waitstaff who will entertain our children.
A game of Simon Says,
and matching attire,
and we headed home.
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