Thursday, May 6, 2010

Florida, Day 3, 4 & 5

Saturday morning Nana made a delicious blueberry pancake breakfast and we hung out at the house and had dance lessons and snuggle time.  At one point we had the music turned up and had quite the conga line going.

Then we headed to the beach for Aiden's first time.
Is this not the sweetest...and sandiest?  The wind was blowing pretty good this day and there wasn't much that didn't get sandy.
On Sunday, after church we hit the pool.  Amanda is a water rat.  She just wants to jump and jump.  I took her the next day on my own and she wanted me to spread my arms way out in the water and she wanted me to back way up and she got upset if I ever tried to catch her.  We're madly trying to teach her to swim because the girl has no fear.
Doing the Melting Pot is tradition and such a treat!  The whole meal in fondue and just when you think you cannot eat another bite, they bring out strawberries and chocolate to dip them in.
When we got back to the hotel, we snuck down to the hot tub...we had it to ourselves at 10 o'clock at night.
Monday morning we did more being at the house together.
Amanda had a great time giving Grandpa the 101 on how to play pretend. 
Then we said goodbye to Shaun's dad and his wife and Nathan and Laryssa.  Before they left we took this group shot (minus me and Aiden...he was sleeping, I was taking the picture) and then every possible combination of people. 
Shaun's grandmother and the girls...they have such fun together!  And Shaun, his brother and his dad.
Grandpa and his girls.  He lives far away in Illinois and when we do get to see him its for a busy event like a wedding or a holiday.  This was nice relaxing time to just be together and get to know each other.  He played tirelessly with them and held one of the three of them any chance he got.  They quickly formed a bond and it was very sweet to watch.

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.

Psalm 145:13


sara said...

so fun to see these pictures!

I'm a bit jealous seeing the favorite place to be.

what a sweet picture of that baby sleeping with sand all over him!!!

Lori said...

What a sweet trip! I love how your daughter is wearing all her necklaces on the beach!!