Saturday, August 29, 2009
When in Costa Rica
My poor daughter. She's going to have a hard time adjusting to post-vacation life where I don't let her do the following: eat potato chips at 9:30am, watch TV and movies, ride in shuttle vans without a car seat, have her pacifier other than at bedtime, swim 2 or 3 times a day, and eat ice cream nearly every time she asks for it. Some of the treats have been in response to feeling bad (that guilt, Margaret) that she's been injured. She's cutting her third molar since we left and has been stung by a wasp, had two skinned knees, one badly scraped leg, some random bangs and bruises, and bad diaper rash (tmi?). Despite these things, it's been an amazing trip and she doesn't know how lucky she is!
What she is looking forward to when she returns is her 2nd birthday. My daughter LOVES birthdays - mostly other people's since she can't remember her one and only birthday so far in her short life. At the beach, she makes birthday cakes instead of sand castles and is always on the look out for a leaf or stick that might double as a candle. We regularly sing "happy birthday" to her stuffed animals, dolls, or characters in her books. Any book that has a birthday in it is an instant favorite.
I'm sure I'll be posting about some birthday treat that I bake for her soon enough, but for now, here are a few vacation photos.
At a working coffee plantation:
Feeding Victor the lizard:
What's a trip to the rainforest without a monkey??
If you're ever headed to Costa Rica, drop me a note. I may not be able to tell you everything you need to know because we usually go to the same places, but I sure can recommend some good restaurants! Here's a photo of the Langosta feast at El Hicacao in Jaco Beach: