Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Photo Tour

We're home. The trip was tiring, but fun. Here's a photo tour of the week.

A few more photos of the wedding to start. The lovely brides:

It was so great to spend the day with these and other wonderful friends.

Baby girl - sweaty, but still oh-so-cute.

After attending a few wedding-related events, we went to my in-laws' to spend most of the rest of our trip with them. My girls loved this little table there. Lass sure thought she was a big deal.

We need to get a little girl sized table, I think.

We traveled all over the state of Florida during the week, from the Gulf coast to the Atlantic and back again.

The girls did a great job.

The crazy traveling was for the purpose of seeing my Grandma and Grandpa.

The girls had a fun visit with their Great-Grandma. She pulled out all sorts of fun stuff for them, from a bin of Easter decorations

to hats and colorful golf balls,

and of course the musical instruments. There's always music at Grandma's house.

Somehow I didn't get any photos when we visited my Grandpa this time, about which I'm quite disappointed. I think it must have been because it was pouring when we got to his place, and we just ran in with the girls, forgetting the camera. I hate forgetting my camera.

Miss really worked on her swimming this week,

and her, eh, use of multiple floatation devices.

She thought this raft was the coolest thing ever, and spent a good bit of time "sleeping" on it,

and sleeping,

and then...

"Tickle me, Daddy!"

Looking for lizards.

No trip to Florida would be complete without a day on the beach

with shelling and playing in the sand.

She loved the sand but longed to try out the water.

It was fun to watch my little one showing her fearlessness in the water,

and my big girl overcoming her initial fear of the crashing waves.

I used a new sunscreen that didn't absorb into my skin very well and left me looking more pasty white than usual. I had to chuckle when a man and woman walked by Lass and me playing in the sand, and the man said, "From how far North do you come?" That obvious, huh?

The plane rides to and from the sunny state were pretty uneventful. Snacks, coloring books, an Ergo carrier, an iPad, and the magazines and other handouts in the back seat pockets of the plane made for happy little ones.

Tonight I'm snuggled up on the couch with my hubby. He's watching a really bad movie and I'm writing. It's chilly here, relative to the sticky heat of Florida. It almost feels like fall is upon us. We've got windows open and are wearing jackets in the evenings to play outside. As always, it's so good to be home.


  1. Such a joy to read your posts and catch up on your goings on... just returned from a FL jaunt myself. Love that you find things things to occupy Miss and Lass on the plane. Believe me, not all parents are as considerate... :o)
    Hoping to see you in U'ville soon!

  2. Love! You take wonderful pictures! I need some tips I think. Looks like it was a fun time! :-) Will we be seeing Miss soon at school with Big K? :-)

  3. This is a wonderful post, I especially love the wedding shots...everything looks so beautiful.
    We are brand new followers and look forward to many more posts!