Every time we are here for more than a couple of weeks Ali says what she said today, “We have to get out sailing.”
We took the bus to the other side of the marina today. Our marina is a river/estuary, so to get to the other side—to the other marinas and restaurants—requires a bus or water taxi. Anyway, we went over there, grabbed some ice cream at the OXXO (convenience store, which we … Read More
So when we bought this boat the plan was pretty much that Ouest was the only kid who would be occupying space on it. Of course cruisers and plans don’t fit together very well, so it’s not overly surprising that we ended up with both of our bedrooms dedicated to … Read More
On Sunday nights the resort here has a welcome party/show that is routinely invaded by cruisers for the free drinks. Ali and Ouest have turned it into a sort of mother-daughter weekly outing. They both knock back a couple of pina coladas and then, apparently, get crazy. Each week they … Read More
Lowe, apparently tired of being told he can’t climb up the stairs and out the door, has taken a new tact. Now when he is ready to go out he walks over to the hook on the wall, grabs my hat, brings it over to me and tries to put … Read More
Here is a blurry insight into a typical moment in our day. First you’ve got the kids creating havoc with each other for no particular reason, then in the midst of that you have Ali announcing, while in the middle of cooking dinner for them, “We’re out of propane.” Dinner … Read More
Sometimes it feels like Lowe is on a never-ending battle against Mexican bacteria. The latest fight is against some sort of crazy thing called Impetigo. He’s got one nasty looking sore scab above his eye at the moment. I hate to say he’s always sick, because he goes around as … Read More
Recently Ali and I have switched positions with regards to the kids’ bedtime routines. Ali just wasn’t having much luck with getting Lowe to bed, so I took over, was mean for a night or two, and now we have an amazing little-boy sleeper to go along with our amazing … Read More
Ouest likes to get up on the stage at the resort to put on a hoja dance. That’s a dance in which she tears up leaves from nearby plants and throws them in the air while she spins around. If there was a crowd there would be stunned silence.
Late last night Ouest cried out in her sleep, “Me no like that! Me no like that!” I wanted to jump into her head and kill whoever was hurting her in her dream—but then I remembered she is two and was probably just talking to me about the mashed potatoes … Read More
Someday Lowe is going to realize that I didn’t keep up with these videos very well once he came along and it will start a whole second-child syndrome visit to the shrink.
So this week we’ve managed to get a couple of things accomplished on the boat. The refrigeration is up and working again—for the time being at least. Two leaking skylights were fixed (those pesky things seem to leak after about a year no matter what I do). New zincs are … Read More
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