Monday, March 30, 2009

Our Week at St. Joe Peninsula

This is the "woo-hoo" face, we're driving 12 hours in the car with 5 kids!
Maggie, Sammy and Katie
Uncle Dan grilling the oysters
After they opened, we doctored them up with butter, garlic and parmesan cheese and even some hot sauce.

Shelby really loves oysters!

Jack making his #2 face-of course, there is a story there!
When you gotta go-I can't tell you how many little hineys I saw on this vacation
Maggie striking some kind of karate kid pose
Jack and Beau
I was so excited to get the sand in my toes, there is nothing like it. However, my feet weren't ready for flip flops as you can see by the little sore on my toe.
This is 5 of the 6 grandsons lined up in the kayaks: Griffin, Zack, Vann, Jack, and Beau
Dave reeling in a BIG one(actually it turned out to be nothing!)
Baby Owen wearing his manly pink towel

Beau striking his GQ pose

Zack, Vann, and Beau running from the wave

Brian coasting in from his kayak adventure

Cold little boys

Uncle Dan's hammerhead he caught right off the beach!

Zack and Vann "surfed" the waves like this for about an hour-safety first!

The girls playing in the waves


Katie, Sammy, Shelby, and Maggie

Peekaboo says Beau to Grandma Rose

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My new Camera....

Can't you just tell how much fun they were having-look at Vann's legs!!
This would be Beau, changing his mind AGAIN on getting in/out of the swing.
Jack and Ruthy
I finally got a little bit of free time squeezed in between 5 kids to research cameras and decided on getting a Fujifilm finepix instead of going the Nikon d40 route. Maybe in the future I will get a Nikon. As for now, I am just thrilled to have a camera that actually works and doesn't suck the life out of my fresh batteries! It is GORGEOUS here in Indiana. If only the weather could stay like this for months! We hit the park this week like it hasn't been 4 months since the last time we were there. Some days we went twice!! I got some cute pictures of the kids, mostly of Jack, since he stood still the longest. My niece and nephew were with us in some of the pics. This has also been a big week for us because we are counting down until Saturday morning. We leave to head to Port St. Joe, FL to camp on the beach with Brian's entire family. His mom and dad have a motor home and have been down there for a few weeks already and Brian's brother and sister(and their families) are all headed down on Saturday as well. It should be fun and provide me lots of opportunities to snap some photos. Have a great week everyone and I will check in later:)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Until I can figure out what camera I think I need, my pictures on the blog will be elusive:( Hopefully in the next few weeks I can come to some conclusion! We have been so excited this past week to see the winter blahs slowly fade away and spring emerge. It was a gorgeous 3 day weekend with temps in the 70's. We are preparing to go to Port St Joe, FL in two weeks so this just got us more in the mood for flip flops and bathing suits. (I should definitely get a camera before then!) On Sunday, some of my closest friends and I got to travel to Nashville for an all day shopping adventure that ended in gluttony at Buca Di Pepa's. It was a long day in that we left at 7am and didn't return until 11 pm but it was so FAST. Does that make any sense? I am sure it does to all of you moms!
The boys are starting their 4th week of swim lessons and other than one little child calling Jack a "fat, little pig" it has gone pretty uneventful. In this little child's' defense, Jack does have an awful hard time crawling up the side to get back to sitting because of his round belly(it is such a sight to see!) But, it is still no reason to call names but thankfully Jack just laughed as he always does and went on about his business of climbing up and kicking his little legs in the pool.
At this moment, my three boys are watching Peter Pan and I am "eavesdropping" on Vann telling Jack that they "cannot like mermaids because they are girls" to which Jack just responded, "I like girls!" So cute......