Guess Where Ollie's Going? - Livin' the Good Life
Aug. 2nd, 2013
06:05 pm - Guess Where Ollie's Going?
To Vancouver, Canada! Here he's being buckled into his car seat for the first leg of the trip: To the Palm Springs Airport, by car. After that, he and his mama and papa will fly to Seattle. Then, they will catch several ferrys to the Big City of Vancouver to stay with his Omi and Opa. He's going to have so much fun! He does very well on "family vacations", and his parents are really looking forward to it. Have fun you guys! We'll hold down the fort, and see you when you get back!
Notice how fresh and clean Ollie looks? Well, just last night he was playing in the sand pile behind their house at sundown, and he was enthusiastically pouring the delightful dirt all over himself with his shoe. I don't think I've ever seen him so dirty! This action shot does not do justice to the amount of soil that was on that child. All over his scalp. Down his pants. In his eyelashes and ears. It was awesome. Never being adverse to a little dirt myself, (and I was right in there with him, throwing dirt clods and digging holes), I encourage this kind of play. I think it's good for him. He played until he got a sticker in his unshod foot, and we had to go in and pull it out. Stickers and ants are the "not fun" part of running barefoot in the desert. It never seemed to stop my kids from taking off their shoes, though. It just seems to be part of the desert experience.