This is a long overdue post on our time away. I have lots of other fun things to share with you, but hopefully I’ll get to another post soon after this one.
It was great to get out of the city. I loved the drive and seeing other parts of CR. I’m obsessed with this tree….this picture does not do it justice. It is a beautiful tree and I will get an incredible shot of it by the time we leave this country. It is the national tree, the Guanacaste Tree. When you look down on a whole lot of these trees, it looks like a canopy. Underneath it provides so much shade, I’m obsessed with finding them everywhere we go. They are everywhere….all over the city too.
Vacation with three young kids really isn’t a vacation, but it had some fun moments. My boys loved the beach. I loved watching them enjoy it. They loved jumping in the waves, making sand buildings and knocking them down (there was a lot more knocking down than building), finding hermit crabs, seeing fish and jelly fish, finding iguanas, climbing rocks, running, talking to anyone who’d talk back. They had a blast. They also enjoyed watching cartoons every morning….so Mama could get 20 or 30 minutes more sleep or a shower! Here’s some of the fun our tax rebate paid for……
We celebrated Jil’s birthday while away. I’m sure it will be memorable, your daughter sticking a rock in her ear is a great present. It was fun to see how excited the kids were to decorate and sing. They all love birthdays!
It’s so cute how Em has the same smile as Jil here.
And as the kid’s drifted to sleep that night and Jil and I were chillin’ on the couch, I saw some movement on the back of the couch out of my periferal vision. I quickly jumped over the coffee table and shouted there’s something on the couch. Rich thought I was over reacting, I said really there’s something there. Brian got up to look and waving my arms frantically, I squealed at Jil to join me on the other side of the coffee table too. She quickly jumped up and Brian investigated. He yells, I just saw something with claws. Rich and Brian further move the little table behind the couch and find this……..
EEEEEK! Brian hit it with his size 14 shoe, it fell to the floor. SO Rich swept it up…….
We thought it was dead, it didn’t move. Rich tossed him outside on the grass. The next morning after sharing the tale with the kids, Brian took the boys out to see it’s dead body. He was in the same spot, thrashing his tail around trying to attack ants that were crawling on him. HE WAS ALIVE……and the night before Brian and Jil and Rich were inches away from him looking and taking pictures!!!!
Guanacaste is beautiful…..and as Malachi said while we were taking in a sunset……”God paints everything.”