Sunday, February 20, 2011

Family Fun in Florida

We've had a wonderful weekend. Yesterday was full of traveling, beginning at 5am, but we were able to pack in a visit to my Grandpa C and then get to my Grandma B's house for dinner. Lass got to meet her Great-Grandpa.

Miss got to show off for her Great-Grandpa, counting and dancing and playing. I could not get her to say "Arrivederci" though. My Grandpa always ends a phone call with, "As they say in the homeland, arrivederci!" and we have been working on it for weeks. She says, "Ayovechi." But of course she got shy when we tried to get her to say it for him and she wouldn't do it. It was so great to see him and spend some time visiting though.

We got to my Grandma B's house last night. My parents are also here visiting my Grandma (and my mom was at my Grandpa's when we got there yesterday). Today Miss had a big day playing with family. My mom, ever the children's librarian, has held storytime several times today.

Great-Grammy has made paper doll chains for Miss over and over.

Miss loved them, but kept pulling them apart and then dismembering the dolls. I managed to save the last set my Grandma made for her. I put them away so I can put them in Miss's baby book for her.

My Grandma is a wonderful musician, and at her house there is always music. Miss loved playing the piano.

She also had a lot of fun with this very old ukulele, which I remember from when I was little.

Then we checked out some quilts my Grandma is making. Miss kept asking to "wrap up" in the quilt tops my Grandma is working on, but was very happy with this old quilt instead. This quilt was pieced by my great grandmother, and then finished by my Grandma. Miss loved playing in it.

It was perfect for playing some hide and seek.


She enjoyed playing with the many golf balls my Grandma has around, which made for an interesting experiment with her shirt.

31 golf balls was the breaking point where her shirt came untucked and they spilled all over the floor. She thought that was pretty funny.

Here's a shout out to one of my most faithful readers!!

Snuggles with Grandma.

Lass loves sucking on her bottom lip. Her first tooth broke through today, the left-middle bottom tooth.

Miss spent some time hanging out with my dad, surfing the web. Here they were looking at this blog.

She was really enjoying wearing her sunglasses at night, but as she was looking at photos from her birthday post, she realized she needed some more accessories.

She finished up the evening singing a fun new song she learned from my aunt.
She kept begging my aunt to sing this funny little song with her. It's about chewing gum. She doesn't even know what chewing gum is, but this is definitely her new favorite song. So. Fun.

P.S. Happy Birthday to my brother and my brother-in-law!!


  1. Adorable, as always. So funny about the golf balls! And I love Miss's accessories :) Lass's biting lip is so cute too, I can't believe how much she looks like Miss in those pictures.

  2. OMG! I thought I was going to have to wait til you got home for a post! TY for the shout :-)... Lass DOES look more like miss in these pix - they are both just adorable! Love the chewing gum duet! LOL

  3. Yay for posting! I thought I was going to have to wait til you got home! Love seeing all the family pix, and, although I never heard it before, I love the chewing gum song! (Love the special Onesie!) XOXO
    Big girl Miss (already TWO) and Little Lass are so darling!