|He was very excited to find a spongebob towel at the condo.|
somehow. A few years ago, he caught a crab that made him pay for sticking his hand where it was not welcome. So, if we can’t figure out the poles in the storage closet, we may just send Vic out for hand-fishing.
In other ocean life news, when we got up to get ready for church there were dolphins just off the shore, about 30 or 40 yards off. Well within the distance that a person would swim off shore. A man was taking pictures standing on the beach, and it was almost like a couple of them were doing tricks for him. It was like they were purposefully hanging out right there for him to take pictures. It was amazing, I’ve never seen anything like it.
Rain is threatening again, but I am set. We found DVD’s of Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, and Giligan’s Island at the condo and I brought Princess Bride, so I am almost hopeful that we have one good day of rain. We may try our hand at fishing tomorrow if the weather is fine, or we may try the zoo. We found poles at the condo, so we may look them over to see if we can figure it out, then fish off the national shoreline somewhere.
Eli is doing wonderfully. He has been laughing a lot, and mainly enjoying doing things with his daddy. He keeps a very close check on where he is. Eli was hesitant and apprehensive at the beach because the water was so cold, but Abbey, my entertainer, lured him to the edge so she could have an audience and he had a lot of fun that first day. Any chemo patient, no matter the color of his or her skin, has to be careful about sun exposure, so Eli stayed pretty covered up and lotioned up. We are all pretty fair coming off of winter, but I cover the kids with sunscreen when we will be in it full-out for many hours. I even put some on myself this time although it was the leftover of whatever I had done for whichever kid. For example, if after I coated Caleb I still had
some on my hands, I would rub it on me. Then I would put fresh in my hand for the next kid, then whatever was left, I put on me, and so on. So, I only have sporadic red swatches here and there. But, I feel terrible that I have let Abbey’s ears get completely blistered, like they are swollen even. I usually don’t do the girl’s ears b/c of their hair. Then as we were leaving to go down, at the last minute, they each decided to wear a hat, like a ball cap, so their ears poked out and I had already moved on mentally from the sunscreening and did not think about it. So, they each have horrible ears, then Abbey went out again today, but with lotion, and still just got fried. Hers are really terrible, I just hate it so much, but it will not slow her down. Vic lathers himself in sunscreen (because we would hate for his olive skin to tan), always has, which is why, if he keeps his head shorn and beard short, he looks about 8