Saturday, February 18, 2012

Boating With Babes

Talk about "child-proofing" a house!  Here we are making the boat a safe place for a two year old.  With four pairs of eyes on him at all times (not counting Nelson's, who is watching for WAY different reasons) the kiddo isn't in much danger of anything short of being spoiled-to-death.  The kiddo is a happy child with winning ways.  He has wormed his way into our hearts BIG TIME.

Grandma Roe has big feet.

In the Ocean with Papa.

Being at the beach means playing ball with Nelson.  There is no getting away from it.  We have been trained.

In the dinghy

Helping Papa Buz drive the boat.

Wild Iguanas on Allen's Cay

After the beach, it's bath time on the back deck.

The five gallon "lookie bucket" is just the right size for our little visitor.  He has dubbed "bucket bath" his favourite part of his whole adventure.

Papa Buz got inventive before the little one arrived.  Look at this booster chair he made out of a plastic bucket.  (Buckets seem to be coming in handy this trip.)

Steadfast can now boast a third state room.  Papa Buz removed the forward shower door and built a bed for the Little One.  He has his own room!  Next year, when New Baby will be with us, Papa Buz has plans to put in a higher bunk that will be even longer (over the shower cupboard space) so two kiddos can share the space.  I wonder what Sabre Yachts would think of this new design????

Three more days to go before the Little One takes his parents home.  There will undoubtedly be more pictures to take and memories to store up.  What wonderful times it is when families can be together, growing in love and respect.


Southhamsdarling said...

Super photos for us today, and how wonderful to have the little one on board. I love the photo of him in the bath! I can see that hubby is being very inventive. Amazing what you can do when needs must, isn't it?! I'm sure you enjoyed having them around, and I'm sure your little chap had a great time!!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

That bath bucket photo is super cute. Looks like you guys are having so much fun. Also that booster chair is so neat!

Stacie said...

Fantastic photos. Looks like you guys are having a blast. I love the bath bucket that is a really cute idea. The footprint picture was my favorite. I love foot prints in sand.

murrey said...

Thanks for those lovely pictures and memories Rosemary! It really is the little things that count in life.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

LOVE the bucket bath! Oh my, I wish I were there with you, it looks like you all have so much fun.

Liz Mays said...

That just looks like so much fun! Love the little bucket bath. Well, I just love it all!

Veronica Lee said...

Love the bucket bath! How cute!!

Lucy said...

Oh, I have no idea how I missed this post but I am so glad I popped in, I needed it. So calming and it centered me. Loved it :)

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos! it looks like you have it worked out with the little one. Heck, I'm nervous when they are in my house, much less a boat!