We flew to Florida. Oli was very excited as he has no memory of every being on a plane. He woke up early and carefully picked out his clothes — his shirt has a plane on it…..even his underwear had planes on them. Just before boarding the plane, Oli pulled out his special flying hat and put it on. He also got some pin-on wings from Southwest Air which made him feel really official.
We arrived in Tampa and headed straight for the beach. We stayed at a semi-flop-house with good beach access. Check out the view:
The surf was perfect — gentle waves and soft white sand. We built a sand castle and I turned Mojo and Oli into mermaids.
Mojo quickly moved onto to swimming but Oli sat there for longer than usual, admiring his “tail”. I could tell that he was hoping if he stayed really still and wished really hard, it would become real.
And my favorite of the day:
Because a beach trip wouldn’t be complete without a muscleman flexing for the crowd.