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Guess Where Ollie's Going? - Livin' the Good Life

Aug. 2nd, 2013

06:05 pm - Guess Where Ollie's Going?

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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.
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Date:August 3rd, 2013 05:46 am (UTC)
Thanks for the nice journey picture, Darlene, I'll send you some from when he's with us as well. I love the dirt pic as well :) Paul and I can hardly wait, it's been soooo long! What fun he'll have to climb Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic Mountains to scatter his great-grandparents ashes from up there, and camp near Port Angeles with some cousins, and then the two ferry rides to Vancouver on Monday...
What a lucky family we are, don't you think?!
Love, Willow
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Date:August 3rd, 2013 03:09 pm (UTC)
You sure are, Willow! Have fun!
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