Feb 23

Dad was supposed to make pancakes this morning, but since he got up an hour after everyone else, we had all eaten.

Once again we got going early, except that Jill wanted to stay in and try to put Ru-chan to sleep. Miwa refused to go without her mama, so Jill walked with us to the beach. Predictably, as soon as Jill turned around, the Melt Down began. I soldiered on down the beach to meet my parents, trying to jog Miwa out of it by talking about all the fun things we would do at the beach. She carried on and on even after we got to my parents. I tried all sorts of activities that she might enjoy, and eventually she reluctantly agreed to stop howling if we went to the playground.

Mother joined us, and off we went. We got there just as they were opening, and we jot to see Lisa again. Doesn’t seem to matter what time of day we go, she is always there. She really likes Ru-chan, but Miwa will do in a pinch.

Miwa and Lisa

Miwa and Lisa

Miwa and playground kids

Miwa and playground kids

Miwa waits while I get iced coffee for Jill

Miwa waits while I get iced coffee for Jill

The kids we played with yesterday showed up, and played with Miwa for over an hour. Fortunately for me, the iced coffee was excellent. I tried to take one home for Jill, but by the time I got there, it was more like a slightly chilled coffee.

Miwa had to get right into the pool for more jumping. For once she actually got out without complaint when it was time for lunch.

Jill and I took Ru-chan for a walk during nap time, she seems to sleep just as well, if not better, when she is being packed around.  We walked a long way east, and had a good view looking back at Grace bay.  Jill took pictures of sand castles and waves as we went. We ended up being out for about 2 hours.

A wave

A wave

Another wave

Another wave

I think we should stay here if we come back!

I think we should stay here if we come back!

The afternoonjumping session ended much less amiably. I had to wrap her up in a towel like a fractious cat and carry her inside.

My parents went over the the IGA and bought Miwa a set of water wings, so it was back to the pool again. Miwa had a great time “swimming” around. Eventually she started shivering but getting her out resulted in another Melt Down. Is it legal to put electric shock collars on your children? Just for training purposes of course.

Swimming!

Swimming!

Goofing around.  She rolled over right after this, but Jill was concentrating on yelling at me to save her, and didn't take any pictures.

Goofing around. She rolled over right after this, but Jill was concentrating on yelling at me to save her, and didn’t take any pictures.

Miwa was clearly tired because she passed out in my Dad’s lap at about 6:30. Ahhh, peace and quiet.

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