Friday, November 7, 2008

Florida Recap

All week long, I've been meaning to sit down and write a meaningful post about all of the fun things we did while visiting my parents at their condo in Sarasota, Florida - how much the girls adored the pool, how they could have spent hours with their pail and shovel on the beach, digging little holes and pouring sand on their legs (and occasionally taste-testing), how enamored they were with living for 5 days in a warm climate in which they could go outside at any time of the day without being pestered to put on a sweater - but I figured our week there would best be told in pictures. So enjoy!

Our (yes, admittedly dorky) family bike ride. Much to my surprise, our girls actually loved wearing the helmets and insisted on wearing them while walking around my parents' condo - which was quite a funny sight.

Check out Anna's delighted face as Daddy takes her for a spin around the parking lot (well, we did make it beyond the parking lot - we actually took them into the main drag of Siesta Key and stopped at Captain Curt's for lunch!)

Bad timing for their first dip in the pool - the weather was a little chilly that day, the wind was blowing hard, and the pool heater didn't seem to be working very well - poor little Margaret's teeth were chattering, so she welcomed a warm towel and hug from Nana (my Mom)

Anna seemed unaffected by the cold and insisted on playing in the pool with Daddy

All warm and dry in their cover-ups (and Margaret carrying around the 2 sand buckets that she insisted on holding for the majority of the day, including bath time in the evening)
Anna finally took a break from the pool

We dressed up Anna and Margaret in their (somewhat makeshift) Halloween costumes and did a little photo shoot near the pool and on the beach, since we didn't take them trick-or-treating that evening.  
Margaret and I
Our little (fairies?  angels?  something like that...) on the boardwalk to the beach
I love how the sky looks in this photo
Loving how curly their hair has become
Catching our beach fairies sitting together (this lasted about 5 seconds)
Daddy giving Anna a lift while Nana and Margaret hold hands
Margaret and her Nana (not to be confused with Anna, or their favorite morning snack, a banana)
Catching a cute moment between Daddy and his girls
Margaret's elated reaction to having her feet buried in the sand
A surprisingly happy reaction just minutes after taste-testing the sand
I think they could have stayed at there for hours.  Don't you just love little gals in pigtails?


monica said...

Love the fairy dresses, they are so cute. They seemed to be having a great time.

rachael said...

looks like you had a wonderful time! i love your girls' hair...those pigtails are adorable!

Karolyn said...

They are just adorable! Oh, and their hair! I'm such an jealous Auntie! They are just beautiful!

Annie said...

Adorable, they really enjoyed the trip.


BuckeyeBundle said...

Oh I love the picture recap! Looks like you guys had a wonderful trip and your girls in those fairy/princess/angel outfits....simply precious! I LOVE that one picture where you comment about the sky too...just too perfect! Glad you all had fun and Wecome home!

Harris Boys said...

OMG katie...those "makeshift" halloween costumes are ADORABLE!!!! I love their hair and that pic at the beach with that beautiful sky...WOW!!!!

love the bikes too...I would totally do that too...hehe

BuckeyeBundle said...

OMgoodness! I forgot to mention that I LOVE the new blog header! Just precious-ly perfect!

JustaKidAtHeart said...

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Linda said...

Love the new header!

What beautiful pics from your trip! That pic of Anna on the bike with daddy is priceless. The costumes are gorgeous and they just seem like such happy loved babies. You're a great mommy Katie!