Saturday, July 31, 2010
We had a really nice first day back on the west coast at Matt's Mom's house. Grandma wasted no time getting out all of Matt's old match box cars and the crafts for Emma. Terri prepared a huge turkey feast for us and we enjoyed getting caught up with Uncle Derek too.
Monday, July 26, 2010
It took awhile but I finally snapped some pictures. We have been here for 2 months and I still feel like we are getting settled. The garage still has boxes in the center but it is slowly coming along. My next big project will be Emma's room. I would like to buy her a trundle bed and new bedding. And then Logan a bunk bed with the cool desk and dresser under it. We will probably wait until we get to Kansas for that.
The dinning room is HUGE and our table looks TINY. We would love to upgrade to a nice large table but feel it would be best to wait until our next real duty station in 3 years. The moves are hard on furniture and I would LOVE to buy a nice fancy oak table.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Our final day in Florida was spent at the resort in the pool. We started the morning around 9:30 and I did not want to leave!! The theme for the day was Pirates and they had a bunch of games for the kids to play. We ended the day with giant ice cream sundae's.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
We spent a afternoon at Downtown Disney. It was fun to go in and out of the Disney shops. Emma was so excited to go to the Princess Shop. She picked out a Minnie Mouse Nightgown and Minnie Mouse flip flops. The next store was Lego Land. Logan was so excited and picked out a cars lego set for his age group.
We ate at a fun restaurant called the Rain Forest Cafe. We sat right next to a electronic elephant that kept Logan on his toes. The kids enjoyed the fun atmosphere and we enjoyed the company of Michelle's Dad, Sister in Law, and Niece.
Thanks to Here's to the Heroes we went to Sea World. It was way cool when they asked the service members and their families to stand up and Thanked up for the Service the Armed Forces give.
We really enjoyed Sea World. We attended the Sea Lion Show, The Dolphin Show, and we the Shamu Show. The Dolphin show was the best. After that the kids enjoyed a few rides in the kiddie area before we sat down for dinner. We then walked through a Artic exhibit and headed over to the Manta Roller Coaster. Matt, Michelle, and Paul anxiously awaited the 45 minutes for this ride and even road it in the dark. We finished the night watching the fireworks after the kids each picked out a giant Shamu and Dolphin Stuffed Animal.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Matt in front of the Daytona Speedway
The kids enjoying their popsicles
The kids enjoying their popsicles
Logan playing on his belly with the sand toys
The Sun felt INCREDIBLE:)
working on his tan
The LaQuinta that we stayed in friday night
Matt driving on the Beach
Matt, I, and the kids decided to start our Florida vacation 1 day early and headed to Daytona Beach. We arrived late Friday night and were able to jump in the pool and walk to Beach line before putting the kids to bed around 11:30PM. I am so happy we choose to do this because our first full day in Florida was awesome. We woke up around 8:30 AM and while the kids went down for breakfast I headed out on a very relaxing 3 mile run on the beach BAREFOOT. I have always wanted to experience this. Despite the 3 blisters on my toes I really enjoyed the run:
The rest of the afternoon was spent on the beach playing in the sand and warm Atlantic Water. The kids had a blast. Emma found a TON of mini shells and Logan really enjoyed planting his belly in the sand a playing with his boats and sand toys. I enjoyed about 100 pages of my book and I know Matt loved the chance to jump the waves:)