photo an hour : May 18th, 2015 - The Dainty Squid

photo an hour : May 18th, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

If you've been reading for a while then you know all about Elycia. She and I met through blogging back in 2011 and became instant best friends. She lives about four hours away, in Canada. We used to see each other around once a month but once her son, Milo, was born traveling wasn't as easy for them, and since I don't have my passport our visits became a lot more sporadic.

The week before last Elycia text and asked if I was free the next week because she wanted to come up and visit. YES! So last week I spent three days showing my favorite Canadians all around Cleveland. We ate like champions, stayed up late talking, and basically had the best three days ever catching up.

Even though it has been a while since I've done a while since I've done a photo an hour post for some reason whenever I'm around Elycia it always pops into my mind that I should do one. I missed a few hours but here's our first day back together again, broken down hour by hour.

7 am - Professor and I waiting for waiting for our house guests to wake up.
8 am - New art on my fridge from Milo!
9 am - Milo spying on my neighbors over breakfast.
10 am - We headed to Coventry. Milo enjoyed all the colorful benches, and talking to strangers. A man speaking broken English (he later explained he was Russian) approached us and told Milo he was going to teach him to "go fishing, drink beer, and smoke cigarettes." He repeated this multiple times. At first it was creepy but the guy kind of grew on me. He even showed us his cat tattoo after seeing the one on my thigh. In hind sight I should have gotten a photo of him.
11 am - The real reason for our trip to Coventry, visiting the photobooth at Big Fun, of course. Elycia and I can never resist the charm of the photobooth. We got four strips together.
1 pm - Just a real cool dude. When I put these shades on him I told him how cool he looked and instantly remembered how when I was little my aunt would let me wear her sunglasses. After she'd put them on me she'd give me a double thumbs up and tell me how cool I was. It was a memory I had completely forgotten about.
2 pm - Happy to have company, especially company who will reach under the couch to get all his "lost" tennis balls.
3 pm - Milo and some new pals. This was after Milo touched a dead fish. I cracked up, his parents weren't quite as amused. Haha.
5 pm - Three of my best buds!
6 pm - On Monday nights TownHall has an all vegan menu so it was our obvious dinner choice. We were seated outside at the cutest little table with cushy seats. Milo had a ball playing with a balloon.
...and then ten minutes later he looked like this.
7 pm - He slept all through dinner, even when we made silly glasses for him.
8 pm - But in true kid form, he woke up for ice cream. Mitchell's is one of my favorite ice cream spots in the city. They have a few vegan choices so once again, it was a must to take Elycia. She basically raved the whole rest of our time together that it was one of the best things she had ever tasted. Success!!

Yeah, it's nearly all photos of Milo in this post. He is the absolute sweetest. I just want to eat that kid up. It didn't take long at all for him to feel right at home in my apartment. We quickly became best buds. I miss him (and Elycia, and Ivan as well, obviously) already. Hopefully our visits are a lot less sporadic now!

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17 thoughts

  1. What an awesome and wonderful adventure for Milo! And so awesome to reconnect with friends. Maybe you can give them a photobook of their day with you as a gift. I bet Milo would LOVE looking at that when he's older!

  2. You should get a passport, Canada is fun!

  3. Aw! Totally miss Elycia! Looks wonderful <3

  4. Such a nice visit with Elycia and family. I really enjoyed seeing all these photos. I miss her blog. Milo sure is cute. Thanks for sharing these. :)

    1. I miss it too! I hope she starts one up again soon.

  5. I miss Elycia's blog. It's good to see her here!

  6. Oh Milo is so big now! It feels like yesterday Elycia was sharing her bump pics :) Looks like you had tons of fun!
    Btw, is Elycia still blogging?
    take care

    1. I know! He's basically an adult already!!!
      No, she isn't. But hopefully someday she'll start again.

  7. Awwww so good to know from Elycia. I love that you are friends! Milo is the cutest :)

    1. Isn't he? He's such a happy little dude too!

  8. I LOVED this post. I always read your blog and started reading Elycia's from yours a couple years ago. I've missed her since she stopped blogging. Thank you for sharing!!

  9. It is so great to see Elycia and Milo! I have missed her blog heaps, thank you for sharing this :)


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