Perhaps our favorite part of the ship tour was meeting Fiji, the salty sea cat that has sailed around the world. She is totally at home on the ship and even climbs the rigging for the best view when they’re under way. Next stop: Galapagos!

Tall Ships

The whole family joined the Sea Scouts today to tour the Picton Castle, a Welsh trawler built in 1928. Jericho and I climbed aboard with determination.


Not only did I drive the cart all over the grocery store, I helped load everything onto the conveyor. #mommyshelper



Tight rope

Next stop: Barnum and Bailey!

The sound of silence 

It’s never too quiet at our house, and certainly not when the Ortizes come over!! ​The irony of our song choice was lost on some of the performers.