Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Florida Days 3 and 4

Internet's up!

After settling in and getting a good night of sleep after the all nighter plane trip, I woke to a morning full of gifts and then we headed to the beach.

Brit passed out cups for all the girls.

 The house comes with a community pool/bar/restaurant, etc.  Just steps from the beach.

Prior to leaving, I found a near empty bottle of vodka, consumed the night before.  Pretty much in its entirety by Brad and Blake.  At about 2am, these smarties took off for the beach on the little boys' bikes.  Blake wasn't wearing the fashionable head lamp used mostly by miners, but owned by my husband for some unknown reason, so he trailed Brad with a small flashlight.

This combination - the unfortunate case of being overserved and dim lightly led Blake over the board walk and into the sand, via a front flip off his bike, landing belly-flop style, but on his back.

Poor guy.  Lost luggage.  Now, he says his body feels like he fell off a 2 story house.

That's my husband!

After catching up and hearing all the stories, we made it from the pool to the beach.

It's absolutely beautiful.

One of Pa's gifts included this camo belt for beers.  But, I bet you can't see it because it's camouflaged.

Could he be prettier?  This is Kellen Thomas.  Our youngest for now!

A storm rolled in and we learned how to exit the beach swiftly.

Back at the house, we passed out more gifts, including these dinosaur Chuck Taylors for KT.

Poor guy's shirt looks like a dress.

I didn't chicken out this night and joined Blake, Brad, Lindi, and Lara for a late night beach visit.

Do you see that?

12 years of love.

Late night, but thankfully all of the kids have been worn out and sleeping late.

We woke to a morning of playing bendaroos over breakfast.  Maci fashioned hers into glasses.

Back to the beach!

I brought my horns out for Brad.

Family pic!

Not our 'formal' one that will be made this evening, but I love this one!

A few updates:

*Our last "mystery" bag is still missing and I don't think there's much hope for it now.

*We're loving the beach, the community pool and the one at our house.

*Jack's splinters are "wiggling out", as he has said it, while his hands become wrinkly in the water. No doctor visit needed.

*Seaside visit tonight.

Will hopefully post again with more pics and details soon!


donatelli98 said...

Laughing hysterically about Blake - classic! Love that you guys enjoy each other's company so much! Wish my family was more like that!

Dee Stephens said...

Looks like fun! Wish I was there and could drink with ya'll!!
Lindi has gone brunette!

Jodee said...

Oh my word! It looks absolutely heavenly there! Adorable pictures of the fam! Can't wait for the next update!

merrilee said...

Looks gorgeous! Love the pics of the house--so my style. Little Kellan is adorable.....seriously pretty baby. Hope you are having a great trip. Tell the crew I said hello.

Monica said...

I wish I was on the beach right now! You guys are having so much fun!