Wednesday, May 29, 2013
another day in paradise
time flies when you're in the sun!
we have just a day left of this beautiful vacation. this week has flown! it's been such a blast hanging out with jeff and evie every day, just the two of them, soaking up the sun and relaxing as a little family. the highs: disneyland, and finally getting to read more than just a couple pages of my book in one sitting. the lows: kayaking (evie screamed bloody murder from start to finish), and finding a spider in my bed (i'm still having nightmares).
evie just loves the sand. today she sat outside for almost three hours, digging holes and filling buckets and making a drip castle. she wouldn't have even cared if we weren't around. she was more content than i've ever seen her. burying her feet provokes fits of giggles, so we've been doing that as often as she'll let us.
most mornings have been spent strolling around the island, stopping for cinnamon rolls and lattes (and a small, empty paper to-go cup for evie because she likes pretending she's having coffee with us). we pet the dogs, smell the flowers, wave to our shadows. jeff and i let evie walk as far as she can in hopes she'll tire herself out, take a good afternoon nap and let us sit on the beach, toddler-free, for a couple hours.
we're staying at jeff's family beach house, which has been in the family for generations. it's really cozy and has the most incredible view of the bay.
tonight we had pizza on the island and then went for an evening stroll, feeling a little bummed about it being our last night. tomorrow it's back to rainy portland!