Well we had a wonderful time with Oma over the last 10 days. We were able to take an art class from a local artist. Alfredo offers a class on Saturdays with Acrylics. The kids had a really great time. We were really sad to see her go and miss her very much. As I said before... I think Oma missed her calling of living on a boat. It was a seamless transition for her and she adapted to our way of life very quickly.
We also had a great time celebrating her birthday a little early. Happy Birthday to Oma. Wish we were there to celebrate your Bday with you.
We received a note from Poseidon notifying us that our boat name is not recognized and that we needed to preform our boat naming ceremony in order to be protected by the gods of the sea and wind.
We all had a really great time throwing coins, pouring champaigne, whiskey, and wine into the ocean. Everyone had a part in the ceremony from Oma to Alina. It is so nice to finally have our name ceremony completed and the boat name now officially Family Circus is recognized and protected by all the gods that will give us fair winds and safe seas.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Valetines day. Chris and I woke up to breakfast in bed and a note from Lexi to begin our day... I thought I would share it... She is such an old soul:
Dear Mom and Dad,
You're the reason the sun goes up in the east and sets in the west. You're always smiling and never give up on us. You let us fall but help us get up and try again. Giving us an amazing experience is something I can only hope to repay. You're paving our future but are leaving alternate routes for us to decide. When a child grows up and lives a great life, some call it fate or destiny or hard work, I call it good parenting. You both add in your own touches to your children that will be passed on forever. My teacher said that you should always write in pen so you can scratch out. Never be afraid to start over, is the message I get from that and it reminds me of you. You let us make our own paths, but maybe add a parentheses here or a period there. You might entirely eliminate a personal character completely but you're only perfecting the essay of our life so that when we are done with it and turn it in, we know it would be something you're proud of. Our essay will be graded by our children who will take some pieces and add it as their own but it will always be apart of us and something you can’t let go of.
Happy Valentines Day!
--Lexi Lou Lou
Then for a special treat Chris and I were able to go to dinner while the kids stayed on the boat with Oma and Mykaela and watch a movie.
It has been a great couple of weeks but now back to business. The kids are in class for their scuba certification this week and are having an amazing time. We are now focusing on catching up on school work and going through boat systems. Time to do some deep cleaning and maintenance.
Hugs to all and have a great day...