After a long hiatus…

by nmskylla

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since I posted on this blog. I have a good excuse, though….

Declan joined our family on January 28, 2016 and he is the most amazing little boy (doesn’t every mother say that?). He’s the spitting image of his daddy, and though we didn’t get any smiles for the first 6 weeks or so, he’s full of smiles and giggles ever since.

We had planned to go to Tofino in March, baby in tow. Maybe that was a bit ambitious, but we figured he’d be pretty portable at just a few months old. Unfortunately, we had to cancel because I was still recovering from the c-section, and we’ve been anxious to go ever since.

When Phill had a trip to Nanaimo planned a few weeks ago, Declan and I went with him, and as a last-minute bonus we whipped over to Tofino for the weekend. It was so great to get our little man out on the beaches and listening to the thundering crash of giant, west coast waves.

While he rode in the sling, strapped to his daddy, I handed him a sand-covered seashell. We watched as he turned it over in his hand and inspected it closely… and then suddenly rubbed his eyes with the hand holding the shell and wiped sand all over his forehead and cheek. We totally should have seen that coming! No sand in the eye, but we left the rest of the seashells on the beach just the same. He can beachcomb next time, when he’s not inclined to put most of it in his mouth.

We’re back home now, but have some photos to keep the trip fresh in our minds. We don’t know when we’ll get back out there, but I suspect that the next time we go, Declan will be running across the beach and we’ll probably have trouble keeping up!

Click on the picture below to see more in the Tofino 2016 gallery.