Thursday, July 29, 2010

How Frugal is too Frugal?

While down in Florida we went to the St Marys Aquatic Center in Ga. We love that place so much that when we lived there we had season passes. Well, if you know Fl well enough you know that afternoon thunderstorms always roll in and then roll back out but if you happen to be at the water park and it storms for an hour you can get rain checks to come back:) We had already been there since 11am but how happy were we (Donna, Kelly & I) when a storm rolled in about 4pm and we stuck it out with kids in tow.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fun in the Florida Sun

I am happy to say Hannah's first time at the beach was with Aunt Lena. Joni tried saying no but the I live out of state thing really comes in handy:) It took her a while to get use to the water but she had no problem crawling away to chase the birds.

Grandpa & Hannah. I think he's the reason she didn't like the water at first:)

The kids had a blast in the ocean with Me-Maw & Papa.

Oh, Silly Child

I am finally back and with so much to share from our summer vacation. We have been gone for a month and a half and even though it has been bitter sweet (loving being with our families but after a while missing our own beds) it has helped knock out some of Daddy's deployment time.

The kids are really great travelers and they have learned we don't make a lot of stops, so, when we do.. You need to make the best out of them. Well, Madison made sure she did just that and went away with a lesson learned. We had stopped at Wendy's to grab some lunch and when we were leaving I heard her ask Cohen for her life vest. I quickly said, "No" it's time to get back on the road. I realize there was no real reason to say no but there wasn't any real reason for her to have it either. Well, about 10 miles down the road I heard, "Mama, I need help." As I looked back in the rear view mirror I noticed her trying to undo what I told her not to do in the first place. My instant reaction was Silly Child (I can only imagine God saying that about me when I do childish things) I told her I was driving and couldn't really help her so now she had to figure out how to get it off herself. I will admit after seeing her struggle for 30 min I did unbuckle the top latch but after that she was on her own. It didn't take too long:) it was only 170 miles (for real) when she finally got it off and she was thrilled to do so.

We left for vaction early to make it for my Niece's 1st Birthday. I can't believe how fast time has gone by. It seems like only a few months ago Joni called me while we were in the movie theater telling me she was going to start pushing and now here it is a year later and Hannah has turned 1

Happy Birthday Hannah
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