While living at Wymount at BYU, we had these awesome neighbors, the Gardners. They were a God-send when we moved in there, helping us form a dinner group in the stairwell, being there with the door open to come back and forth and just talk, and having fun ideas of things to do with kids, although we were very much sans kids at the time. And their boy, Tyrus, was 2. Back then he used to eat dinner with just a diaper on because he was so messy! He would eat pizza and rub the sauce all over his belly while sitting in that high chair! Now he is, what, six? Seven? Lukas was excited to have a buddy, to go on the pier, and to eat at the place that gives you food in a box shaped like an old car. We watched fishermen on the way back down the pier and they let us hold their catches for fun! The boys loved touching the fish!
We went to Sea World too, and they had a ball- til Tyrus insisted on sitting in the Splash Zone at Shamu. We avoid it like the plague due to anxious whimmers at the mere mention of sitting there. Needless to say, Lukas and I sat way up high while Tyrus and his Pop were way down low. And soaked. And stuck buying an expensive towel because in San Diego terms it was "freezing"! It was great to catch up and to see the boys on their big adventure. Thanks Dave!