Sunday, May 24, 2009
I know we live at the beach. So, why did we vacation where we live? Well, we had a free place to stay on Sanibel Island, which is about an hour from our house. We were invited by our friends to vacation there with them for the week. It was nice being close to home, but yet being able to be away. We had a great time relaxing and enjoying time together. One of the advantages to vacationing near our home was being able to get a sitter to drive over and watch the kids one night so the adults could go to a nice dinner alone. The kids had so much fun on our vacation and I absolutely love watching their little faces light up as they experience new things. Even though we go to the beach often the older they get the more they can do at the beach. This year is our first year really riding the waves and it was a blast. We saw dolphins and sting-rays almost every day. Gerald and Miles fished some as well. Sometimes you don't know how much you need a vacation until you actually take one. We really needed a vacation! You will notice there are no pictures of me on this trip. I was behind the camera the whole time. Next time I will have to remember to get a picture or two.
Monday, April 20, 2009
If you look closely you can see the alligator in the picture. We were at the park and we saw everyone stopping and pointing. Of course we had to check it out ourselves. I was trying to get a picture of the boys standing their with the alligator in the background. It didn't really work out. The alligator turned and started swimming toward us. We decided it might be time to move on. There was no fence!!
We went to Sanibel and rode bikes. We went with our friends Maggie and Ben. The guys rode this and Maggie and I rode regular bikes. It was lots of fun! The kids loved it!!