Monday, May 19, 2008

Bits and 30+ Bites

As usual, our holiday was over much too quickly. We've only been back a day and yet all the images from the break are fading already. Here are some of the fragments that are left floating in my mind.

Aaron enjoyed all the talk of planes and looking at them. Funnily, he wasn't so interested in being INSIDE one. After take off and the first few minutes of looking out the window, he kept asking to go outside. We were flying above some clouds and he got the idea in his head that he could walk on them.

The most memorable line from the entire holiday came from Aaron. "Papa, wear your glasses! Its so loud!!". This was when we landed in KL and had to walk across the tarmac to get to the terminal. It really was noisy with several planes around. I already had my sunglasses on so I was safe.

Aaron really couldn't get enough of the beach. We were there...

...after breakfast,...



...after lunch (where he soon realized that the sunny parts were too hot to walk over)...



...and even after dinner.



My favorite of all his beach shots is this one:


Unavoidably, much of our attention was focused on Aaron. However, all three of us did get a say in what we did. We had time for the beach, swimming, lazing, the petting zoo and the playground. After all that playing around, both Richard and I got haircuts and facials. I was really surprised at how clean Richard's face ended up.

I have been unlucky enough to pick up 30+ bites from I-don't-know-what. At first I thought they were sand fly bites, but Richard and Aaron had them too and theirs faded within the hour. Now I'm thinking either fleas or ticks. WHY ME? Its actually my third time picking up bites on my travels. They itch all day long and as if thats not enough, they wake me up in the middle of the night for more scratching.

Amidst all the fun and food we had, each time we watched the news, we were faced with the sad images of the victims in Burma and China. It was a pleasant week away for us but the weekly news roundup we watched on BBC last night painted such a grim picture of the same week in different parts of the world.

5 comments:

Bilbo said...

Glad you had a nice vacation! The picture of Aaron's foot is priceless...it says everything that needs to be said about a child's enjoyment of the beach! Welcome back!

Mike said...

The passage of time depends on which side of the bathroom door you are on. It seems like you were gone FOREVER!!!

Kellan said...

Beautiful pictures - what fun!!! I'm glad you had a good time and that Aaron enjoyed the beach! Kids do love the beach!

Take care - see you - Kellan

Jennifer H said...

Such sweet photos. Beautiful!

MamaGeek said...

Well I know how that 30 bites turned out! :O

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that foot shot, so adorable!