is really the only way to describe the southern California sky in January. And glorious, too, the sparkling water. I took Henry and Oliver down to Newport Beach where we met Erika, Phil and little Izzy of The flight of our Hummingbird
and went out in a boat to do some whale-watching. We didn't see any whales, but we did see an incredible pod of dolphins, hundreds and hundreds of them, leaping and arcing in and out of the ocean, their black bodies slick as they sliced through the water. The boys ran up and down; they ate nasty nachos and exclaimed over the dolphins, the seals and sea lions; the boys tickled Izzy's feet, and we all marveled at her constant happiness. We turned our faces up to the sun and let our shoulders drop, relaxed.
Back on land, we ate a delicious lunch together, bought entirely too much candy in a local candy shop, hugged each other good-bye with promises to get together soon and then headed back home.
|This is an IV bag filled with blood-like sugar something or other. Oliver thought he'd put it on Sophie's IV pole when she gets her next IVIG infusion. I was glad Erika heard him, because now she can vouch for how seamlessly my children move from the crazy to the casual.|
The sun was setting on the coast -- the colors and changes so remarkable that it was almost distracting. We turned up the music and sang with Grace Slick, Allison Krauss and Carly Simon -- all three of us at ear-splitting decibels in the car. I can't remember when I've felt more happy.
Hurray that you met! What fab. photos. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I'm from that part of SoCal myself, now in New England. Good to read about it again.ReplyDelete
Sigh, I'm jealous. The photos are lovely.ReplyDelete
Oh that looks like a stunning day weather wise, as well as great fun :) JenReplyDelete
Okay. Now I'm jealous. Sounds like the perfect day. And, yes, I'm freezing as I type this.ReplyDelete
jealous in a far away friendReplyDelete
it's frigid here
I want candy way.
and the singing in the car. heaven.
I wish you this gloriousness ( is that a word?) every day.
Wow. Thank you for sharing your glorious day. Sure brightened up the overcast gloom here in Chicago where the sky is the color of a dirty dish rag.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful day.ReplyDelete
That candy store looks wicked fun.
I think dolphins are just smaller, smiling whales. I think you were blessed to see that many. I never have.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous day, what gorgeous children.
I am so glad to be able to see such gorgeousity. To hear of your singing happiness.
I'm so glad you had such a great day! The photo of the 3 of you at the candy store is priceless.ReplyDelete
I would be jealous ... Except for knowing you need that way more than I do ... Understatement to be sureReplyDelete
It was the most fun we've had in a long time. Such a perfect day.ReplyDelete
I'm SO glad you had this beautiful day... and I had to laugh at Oliver's brainstorm about the IV pole and the candy. "moving seamlessly from the crazy to the casual." I can relate to that in my family, too.ReplyDelete
The photos are glorious... and are the dolphins actually black or did they just look like that in the water? Ours always look silver...
thank you for this...your happiness filled meReplyDelete
in a way i needed filling.
You so deserved that day, a perfect day for you.ReplyDelete
perfect day...I am a tad bit jealous :)ReplyDelete
and very jealous to be able to see dolphins like this!!
what beautiful photos. what a beautiful day!i LOVE erika and her blog! What a wonderful thing you guys met. Mb one day WE can come out and meet you too!!! ;)ReplyDelete