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A glimpse into what our life has looked like for the past couple years:
When we pulled up to our hotel for our 1st night’s stay, Micah cried, “Is this a hospital? I don’t want to sleep in a hospital!” At that word, Matthew’s eyes got big and sad, and his chin started to quiver. He managed to say, “no, no!” before he, too, started bawling. We managed to explain to Micah that our hotel was not a hospital, but Matthew really didn’t settle down until he saw that our room had no medical equipment. Even so, he couldn’t get settled in his pack n’ play, and ended up sleeping with Mommy for the night.
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Micah decided he wanted to be an “aquarium worker,” (aka marine biologist) when he grows up. Although, he is frequently torn between that and a paleontologist. He recently announced that he’ll be the marine biologist, and marry a paleontologist. We frequently remind our 4-year-old that these decisions really don’t have to be made right now.
Mostly, we had a lot of fun relaxing and enjoying our time together.
Another “favorite” (as there were many favorites on this trip), was exploring the tide pools at Cannon Beach at low tide. The tide pools around Haystack rock are known as a “marine garden” for their abundant sea life, and they did not disappoint.
If I step in this, my feet get a little wet. I wonder if Mom will notice ….
Well … she’s not making me get out yet. Maybe I can go a little farther ….
“Mommy! Matthew’s sinking in the sand! I’m trying to help him, but he’s stuck!”
Do you think he’ll let us call him Jesse Bear when he’s 16?
Can you imagine a more beautiful playground? It was amazing.
Even though it was getting late and our wet boys were getting cold, Matthew didn’t want to quit. When we told him it was time to go home, he said,