Saturday, April 23, 2011

My feet.

My view.

No time to blog - it's going by way too fast already!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Week One

went to the beach (almost) every day.
love.
didn't even make it to the pool right here at our place until saturday (after the beach)
because who wants the pool when you could be at the beach??


we did make it to the Jacksonville Zoo one day.
so so cool.
and beautiful.
Noah loved...everything
Alex loved the misters
Avery loved being in her stroller - not a peep for 3 1/2 hours




Paul ended up with a three day weekend and finally got to enjoy FL with us.
Going to work today was hard for him I think : )



made a couple of purchases over the weekend - we are now a true "beach family"
except for the beach chairs - which Paul reminded me I would NEVER be sitting in, chasing my 3 kids around the beach by myself most days.
Yeah, I had to practice setting it up by myself.


Success!!


and I couldn't get this kid out of the ocean today.


try not to hate us.
I pinch myself every day that I get to LIVE here for two months!!


oh yeah, and Noah lost another tooth.
and then literally lost the tooth.
love the note he left under his pillow : )


Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Road Trip

Day One:
Stayed at a waterpark in some tiny town in Iowa. The kids loooved it.


Day Two:
Drove through Illinois and stopped off at Nauvoo for a couple of hours.
Made a rope at the Family Living Center, got a brick at the kiln, ate a gingerbread cookie at the bakery. Noah loved it. Avery is not going back until she is MUCH older.


And somewhere in Missouri this happened too -

video


Drove on to St Louis where we stayed for the night.
Huge room, so nice. Swam (er hot tubbed) with the kids and ordered pizza.

Day Three:
Stopped at 7-11 in downtown St Louis where we were afraid for our lives.
Then did the St Louis Arch.
Pretty cool.



Then back on the road.
Stayed in Nashville, Tn that night.
The kids embarrassed us at a mexican restaurant.
And Noah barfed in the car when I made him clean up the mess he made in his cup holder (soggy goldfish floating around in juice).

Day Four:
Stopped at Old Stone Fort State Park in TN. Hiked around, saw the falls and the indian ruins.


Drove on to Atlanta Georgia.
Stayed with our good friends the Laings.
Had so much fun, thank you Steve and Kim!

Day Five:
Drove the last 6 hours into Florida!!

Picked up Paul's rental car, stopped at the hospital to get keys to our place, got settled in the apartment, got a few groceries.
Exhausting Day.


Didn't stop me and the kids from hitting the beach the next day!



We are in love.
And sunburnt.