Thursday, February 26, 2009

Florida trip pictures...part 1

Before I start this series, let me just say this...I didn't do a very good job taking pictures on this trip. I have hardly any pictures of the kids with everybody. I missed a lot of good photo ops because I just didn't think to use my camera. I did, however, end up with a zillion pictures of Nyki. Oh well.
Below: The kids at the Big Cow...our annual stop on the way down to Florida (and yes, I let Abigail wear her pjs...we left home at 5:45 in the morning and it was still so early when we stopped at the Cow that the nice restrooms weren't even open yet!). At Uncle Caleb's house, the kids had some redneck fun playing in the drainage ditch (don't worry, I scrubbed them in a hot bath immediately afterwards!). We also had some more civilized fun with Uncle Caleb. :) At Uncle Matthew's house, he and David spent a good bit of time hitting golf balls out back into the big (empty) retention pond. The kids were very impressed with "the big hole"!!! Matthew and I also re-discovered the fun of playing video games together. The poor kids had to take turns letting Matthew and me play Legos Indiana Jones! :) It was great to visit my brothers. It's still kinda hard to believe that we're all grown up and that they do just fine without me on hand to "mother" them (although they're very patient with letting me fuss over them a little just because I like to!). Their places are so nice, and it was wonderful to spend time with them. My kids simply adore their uncles, and their uncles are wonderful with them, so they were thrilled to have uninterrupted wrestle and play time with them, and to be able to spend the night at their houses. I just can't help wishing they lived closer to us!


cj and family said...

It seems strange to think of them as grown up, too. It seems like they should still be in grade school!

Delighted Hands said...

Oh, I am so glad you are all so close even tho it is not geographically!