Sunday, January 31, 2010
We watched the movie and then played the "Twilight" Scene-It game. I realized quickly that I did not know as much about "Twilight", especially the movie, as I thought. I had nothing on the other ladies that were there!
And another little tid-bit of information... this is my 300th post!!!! Yay!!! How appropriate that it involves one of my favorite places and some of my most favorite people to visit!
Just after Christmas we headed to Florida where we got to see not only my Dad and Dianne, but Papa and Grandma, and Kelly and Dave and Ava, Luke and Logan. We spent most of our time just hanging out and having fun at Dad and Dianne's house, where they had a wonderful fenced in backyard and a neighborhood playground.
For those of you faint at heart, plaese do not look at the next pictures. My Caroline girl can never get enough to drink, and when there are dog bowls around, it makes for easy access to water...
We did decide one day to all go to Gator Land. I haven't been since I was little kid and Papa and Grandma said the kids would love it... which was true!
Jackson and Ava got along beautifuly for the most part and loved being at Gatorland together. They walked around chasing each other and holding hands. Its hard to beoieve how big they are getting.
They have a small petting zoo area where you can feed the animals, and I must say that this was the favorite!!!
Wait, let me scratch that... it was the favorite until we saw the water area. We did not know there as a place for the kids to play in the water. We did not go prepared with swim suits, so the kids got stripped down to the undies and had a blast!
How could I forget... Caroline's favorite person in Florida, is not a person at all...
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I just wanted to post pictures of some of the other fun things we did during December. It was full month, and we had alot of fun!
After we had our snow, it warmed up just enough for the snow to melt a little bit and re-freeze. Just perfect for "skating" according to Jackson.
She has to do everything her big brother does!
We celebrated Christmas with the Howard's mid-December. It's always so fun to get all the kids togehther. They all love each other so much and love to play with each other. (They're wearing the same shirts as in the video because it is the same day... although they did wear those shirts alot, but I liked them)
Me and my Woos! I love my naughty girl!!!
Amy and I also celebrated Christmas together. We just got together at her house and had dinner and a movie. We also played the Twilight "Scene-it" game. We're such dorks, but it was fun!
Anyway... here goes
Christmas was so much fun this year. I think the kids were at really good ages for all the fun that Christmas brings along with it, and I think I will always have fond memories of this Christmas...
We woke up Christmas morning, and guess who had come to our house?
After we opened presents, we got ready and headed over to David and Leda's house. Now, I know this may come as a shock to everyone, but I tend to let let things really stress me out and worry alot about things I have no control over.
With that said, let me explain to you the kind of day Christmas was... it was cold and pouring down rain. Just getting everyone in the car and to their house was a miracle. Unfortunately, I did not plan well for the surroundings we were going to be in... a very beautiful and very un-childproof house... I did not bring toys, or a pack-and-play for Caroline to sleep in. There was a real Christmas tree for them to play with, and steep wooden stairs for them to climb up, which Jackson did fall down. Despite all that, we had a great day... and a perfect meal... warm potato soup and rolls on a cold, wet day.
We also exchanged gifts with each other...