More Fun in FL...
reading stories on the airplane
taking naps in the air
Will was a big help - finally big enough to pull a suitcase!
after a day in the sun - lots of reading with Lovie
appetizers on the balcony -
jicama (Will's favorite new veggie) & a jolly roger
(Only a southern little sister would wear a monogrammed bubble while waving her big brother's jolly roger flag)
beach walks at sunset
lots and lots of reading
on a cloudy morning, we decided to explore.
We headed to Gulf World (think Sea World but much, much smaller)
Ellie loved the "turtles"
(When asked this week if she was a people or a fish she replied, "turtle!")
tired girl out to lunch
(she still took an afternoon nap later on the beach!)
coloring a pirate ship kept him busy at lunch
my favorite loves
Will talked a big game this year but was a bit nervous about actually catching the crabs.
Ellie, on the other hand, loved them & had no fear at all about touching them
happily playing in the sand
learning how to body board
Ellie will pretty much eat anything. She especially loves dips and was a huge fan of smoked fish dip
Will makes this face every time he eats a lemon... yet he loves to eat them!
Chillin in his raft...
somebody got a little too relaxed...
a big wave made him a man overboard
(brought lots of laughter)
kite flying with Lovie and a new friend
Remember how fun it was as a kid on a vacation to go night swimming?
We took the kids night swimming and they too loved it.
Ellie preferred using a rake to dig. It wasn't as efficient for filling up her bucket with sand but it kept her busy longer ;)
Will & Ellie with Cookie & Lovie
We snorkeled for little hermit crabs and Ellie stayed busy for a very long time playing with her new little pets and a bucket of water.
This girl is fearless.
(Reminds me of Will - putting one in his mouth as a baby!! Thankfully, Ellie just played with them - she did not eat them!)
(We did learn on this trip that she does like to eat crab - the cooked kind.)
Playing with a new friend on the beach
(This kid makes friends every where he goes - I so admire his friendliness!)
Sunset wave playing - a perfect way to end a day
swimming... lots of swimming for my little fish babies.
Daddy flew in around midnight on Friday to join us for a long holiday weekend!
We've had the best time showing off new tricks for Daddy, learning new ones with him, swimming and playing and going on dates without the kids!