Since I posted last, we've been out of town two more times. We got home last week and spent the time unpacking and just trying to enjoy the last few weeks of summer. I've been working on editing and resizing all the pics from my camera and phone so I can post them all here. So get ready!
After SeaWorld, we drove to Jess's father's house in Vero Beach. We spent a couple days visiting with Bill and his ladyfriend, Caroline. We enjoyed a couple days of visiting and sun.
Bill and Caroline have four crab traps off their dock and they eat the crabs they catch - well, they eat the claws. Here, they girls help him with this stone crab. They usually clip off both claws before throwing them back in the water (the claws grow back), but Jess and I felt bad leaving them defenseless. So Bill only clipped off one. LOL!
After dinner, we drove to my parents house to begin our visit with them. We did a lot of just hanging around because that's what we like to do best. LOL! The kids did a lot of swimming in my parent's neighborhood pool while the adults went shopping. One day, we all went to the pool and brought along the camera for some more fun water pics.
After a few days of thoroughly enjoying hanging out with my family and 10 days in Florida, we hit the road and headed home.
When we left Florida, we had two extra passengers. Maddie and Colin came back to Arkansas with us. They had never been to our house sans their mom. So it was a fun, exciting trip for all of us (we love you Megan, but if the kids are going to spend time away from you, we want it to be with us. LOL!) They had spent several summers in Massachusetts with my other sisters, so we felt like it was our turn.
We arrived home from Florida on a Wednesday. We had a week to unpack and swim and let the kids have some fun hanging out together before we hit the road again. Here, the kids took advantage of a rainy thunderstormy day (thus, closed pool) and had a water balloon fight.
The kids had so much fun hanging out for the week - swimming, water ballooning, insanity-ing (Maddie and Colin went with Syd and Layne to their dance insanity classes). Then it was time to head to Hot Springs for the pageant where Layne was a Princess.
More on that in the next post. Until then...