Port Sunset

Colin is obsessed with the Port of Charleston. I don’t say that lightly. He even wanted to have his birthday party there! Colin is 6 and talks like a true authority on all things related to the port. On our way to school each morning we take the 526 bridge over the Wando River. While I enjoy looking at the beautiful scenery and boats, Colin observes what’s happening at the port. Our conversations often go like this:

“Look Mom!! A Maersk and a MOL are there today” or “I wonder why MSC has two cargo ships at port?”

The boy knows how many cranes there are at the Wando terminal, how many ships pass through on a given day, that MSC stands for “Mediterranean Shipping Company”, how many crew members are on a cargo ship during a transatlantic voyage, and that the Emma Maersk is the largest cargo ship ever.

So needless to say, this photo will soon be printed and framed in his room! Chad took Davis to the river to watch dolphins and captured this fabulous photo on his iPhone.

I think it’s pretty cool that little boys love stuff like this. I learn something new every day being in a family of boys and it brings me so much joy. Who ever thought that I would find a port sunset photo beautiful? Well, I certainly do when I can see it through the eyes of my beloved son. 🙂

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A Beautiful Sunday Afternoon

After church on Sunday, we loaded up the family on our golf cart and headed to Vespa, one of our favorite restaurants on DI. The weather was perfect and we sat out on the patio. Vespa is owned by island residents and the food is spectacular. If you make it there, ask for Kevin — server extraordinaire! He’s wonderful and pays close attention to detail. My personal fave is the Bianca Pizza with a Caesar Salad but the sandwich of the day is usually awesome too.

After leaving Vespa, we went over to Beekman Point where the big boys enjoy playing. Miles basked in warm sunshine and played with grass in the park (nicknamed “Grassy Fields Park” by Colin), while Colin and Davis got to work building their “tree house for animals”.  I’m constantly amazed (and convicted) at how imaginative my children are when they don’t have any toys! Even Miles was entertained by picking up little pieces of grass and transferring them from one hand to the other.  It beats buying new Fisher Price toys for every stage of development!!

Thank the Lord for sunny Sunday afternoons 🙂