Friday, March 4, 2011
We took a much needed break from the cold and headed to visit Nanny and papa in Florida for 10 glorious days! The weather could not have been better, sunny days, breezy nights and temperatures hovering in the mid 80s. We really lucked out! While a vacation with this gang did not include much rest and relaxation, it was jam packed with fun in the sun! All three girls loved the pool. Avery and Ella took off swimming by themselves (with the help of a life vest and arm floaties. They really got the hang of kicking with their feet and loved jumping off the side of the pool and neither minded getting their face wet! Addie loved splashing her hands in the water, and it helped that the pool was kept at a balmy 90 degrees. Jameson and Cam while fans of the pool, also loved the ocean and diving into the monstrous waves. Jameson enjoyed fishing with the new rod Pappa got him, and had some luck reeling in at least 4 different kinds of fish. Speaking of fish, we saw plenty of marine life during a trip to Orland to visit Sea World. The highlight was seeing Shamu and famous fleet of Killer whales. On the way home we stopped to see the Shuttle Discovery's last launch into space. The boys were fascinated and now I'm wondering if I might have some future astronauts. Some other highlights from the trip included a trip to see a game at spring training, playing several different playgrounds, visiting the grandparents, Aunt Dar and other relatives,and Ella's favorite part of the whole trip was "goin out ta dinnewr"! As soon as the plane landed back home, and we looked out at the cold rain and snow, Ella turned to me and said "We go back to Florida now Mom?", Instead I think we'll turn our thoughts toward spring!