Wednesday, July 30, 2008

July 4th Fun...a Little Late

Could we get any more bows in her hair??

Swinging fun

Smiling Sammy:)
Posing for the camera
Looking at the clouds

At the cascades

The "World Famous Cascades"
Sparkler Fun
Yes we know this post is over due but better late than never right?? We had a star spangled banner day July 4th. To start the morning Amy & Mia went to a birthday to celebrate Jessica's 2nd birthday. (Amy forgot the camera so no pics:( Jessica was also adopted from Guatemala and her birthday is 9 days later than Mia's. It was Jessica's first birthday party here in America so it was extra special. After the party we headed to Jackson to visit the Nickols family, who right now are in Guatemala picking up their beautiful daughter Noel. For dinner we headed to a Mexican restaurant to eat. It was so yummy and we were stuffed when we walked out of there! At dusk we headed to the world famous cascades to watch the show. Ethan & Sammy had a ball climbing the stairs then running down the hill. We watched the show then lit some sparklers. On the way home the kids slept...they were pooped...we were too but had a great day!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Pirates for the Day

Friday we drove an hour north to Clearwater to become pirates for the day. This was another suprise for Ethan. When he saw the pirate ship his face just lit up and he was so excited. For two hours we set sail on the Pirate's Ransom and became pirates. It was hot but we had a GREAT time being scallywags. Mia had a little attitude that day so we named her Sassy Sal the pirate. The crew of the ship did a great job in making the kids feel like they were really pirates in search of treasure. They had water gun fights, told stories, painted faces, and danced a jig. Ethan still has not stopped talking about it! I would HIGHLY reccomend this to any one who is going to in the Clearwater area. We were able to have a great time together as a family making many memories.

Friday, July 11, 2008

More Vacation Fun

Ethan thought this was King Triton from the little Mermaid. He asked him is he had seen Ariel

Family photo

Family fun!

Florida fun!!

Loving playing in the sand

Sassy Mia

Sand Sculptor

Helping bury Ethan

Sand kisses

Beach bum

My handsome boy


Our finished masterpiece...complete with cherry on top

Where did Ethan go???

These are more random shots of our vacation. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mia Turn's Two - Mermaid Style

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

The Birthday Girl

What a Diva!

Opening her card

Look a new baby!

Loving Anenome

Playing with her "diaper bag"

Giving some lovin'


Playing Peek a boo

Let's go I'm ready

Getting ready for dinner

A VERY Happy Birthday Girl!

Eating ice cream with Daddy

We stopped back to get Coral.....Anenome's sister
Two mermaids for a girl that's two!

We celebrated Mia's 2nd birthday on June 25 while on vacation. In the morning we swam in the pool and played at the beach. During nap time Amy went out to get a present for the birthday girl. She ended up finding a birthday headband/crown and a stuffed mermaid doll. When Mia woke up she put on the crown and thought she was a princess. She loved her mermaid (AKA Anenome) and would not part with her after she came out of the bag. She used the bag Anenome came is as a purse/diaper bag for her new baby and had such a fun time playing Mommy. We went to dinner and then had some ice cream.

Beautiful Sunsets

Being on the Gulf side of Florida we saw beautiful sunsets in the evening when
Mother Nature cooperated . After dinner we would swim at the pool then find a spot on the beach to watch the sunset. Ethan & Mia would start playing in the sand while we watched the sun go down. It was such a great way to end the day! One night we had the most spectacular lightning storm. Steve was able to take a picture of the lightning.