Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Family Photos

We had our pictures taken while we were down there. These are a sample of the results. I think they turned out pretty well! (Ignore my white legs:) My favorites are of the kids playing on the beach. Now we have to pick which ones we want to get. Decisions, decisions!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cocoa Beach

Arriving at the airport ready for vacation to begin!
Our little fish

Playing on the beach
Beach bum

Making sand castles
Mia & Pa
Sitting on the edge "dipping" her toes
Our diva

Snack time

We went to Cocoa Beach, FL August 2-9 for our yearly family trip with Amy's family. For 1 week Grammy, Pa, Auntie Sarah & Uncle Scott and us all lived together in a three bedroom condo. Suprisingly we all got along beautifully. Most of the week was spent playing in the pool or on the beach. Mia again was very skeptical with the pool and wanted to sit on the edge or the first step. She had a fit if you tried to hold her and bring her in the pool. The beach was a different story. She loved the sand and salt water (strange I know). By the end of the week we had her swimming in the pool by herself. So what changed things you ask?? A cabbage patch doll that could go in the water. Once she saw that her baby could swim she wanted to imitate her too. (Who would have thought?!) Ethan of course loved both the beach and the pool and decided he was too big for swimmies. At the end of the week he swam the length of the pool twice by himself.

Beside fun in the sun we did go to Sea World and Steve was able to go fishing twice. We had a great time and Ethan has started his countdown for next year's trip:) I'll post the pictures over the next few days because there are quite a lot!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Afternoon Tea

Last week we were in Cocoa Beach, Florida on vacation...but that story & those pictures will come later:) Today we played outside in buckets of water and had a tea party. Ethan & Mia can make some stellar tea & coffee...and their teacakes aren't half bad either!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Future Makeup Artist?

Friday I was upstairs getting myself & Mia ready. This is what I came down to. Ethan said he had found a marker to make himself up like a pirate. I asked him why he did that. He said that on the pirate ship in Florida they colored his face with paint. He thought he could "paint" his face at home with a marker. All I could do was laugh. And yes it was a washable marker:)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Wormy Wednesday

The catch of the day

A few Wednesdays ago Steve took the Ethan & Mia to Maumee Bay State Park while Amy was at work for a picnic and to fish. The picnic went fine but when it came to fishing the kids had different plans. Ethan did finally catch his first fish and hew was SO excited but the thing that made the evening was the worms. Mia was the brave one. She had no fears with playing and touching them. In fact she even came close to giving one a kiss. Ethan was afraid, but once he let Mia "try them" he was fine. They had such a great time and now want to go fishing again!

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books