Della Does Dewey and a Few Other Things

For an after-summer break, we rented a minivan and cruised to the partying-est of Delaware beaches, Dewey Beach. 

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Nanny and Bappa came with us!

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They bought Della TWO monkeys with belly buttons you can stick your finger in. Nothing, bought for any price, could have made any of us any happier that day.

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The next day, there was a huge scene when Daddy let Della hold a flock of stuffed duckies at the Orvis outlet, with no intention of buying them for her. The only thing that could (temporarily) relieve her suffering was a ride in this coin-operated motor boat.

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At night, Della took in  classic short films, including “Mickey and the Beanstalk” and “Gulliver Mickey.”

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As for Della’s beach skills: improving, but room for improvement. She likes to chase the waves and is not scared of them. She is still eating sand by the handful. She calls the ocean “wah-wah” and gives seagulls and sandpipers love usually reserved for dogs, cats, babies, and animal sippy cups. 

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Here is a nice un-enhanced iPhone photo courtesy of Bappa Mike  

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Back home after the beach vacation was over, Nanny and Bappa babysat for two days straight. Day one they visited every toddler’s favorite fun land: the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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They say she enjoyed seeing all the babies, i.e., the Jesus babies.

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The next day they went to the zoo.

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We had a great visit, and Della had more fun than two monkeys in a stroller with a baby. Love you and thank you!

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