Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My computer is back!

After what seemed like forever, my computer is back home and hopefully really and truly fixed. So, maybe I can manage to catch up on your sites, blog on mine a little more often, and email all my friends who think I have abandoned them. :)

We just returned from our trip to Florida. Unfortunately vacation does not mean we get to leave sibling rivalry, social issues, fits and whiners behind; however, we had a fantastic week! The older girls and I got almost completely through "Everything on a Waffle". Love that book, by the way. Faith and Hope also got up early several mornings and enjoyed walks on the beach with my dad. They would find all kinds of critters or jellyfish and even saw dolphins close enough to see their entire bodies in the waves. My husband and I also spent a lot of time reading. We played a ton of "Uno" and "Sorry" and "Old Maid". And lets not forget the endless hours on the beach and at the swimming pool. My most favorite still is going out at night with flashlights and catching ghost crabs. Can't you just hear all my girls squealing and laughing and squealing some more? Turns out, the fraidy cat of the bunch (Grace) won the crab hunter of the year award. I can't believe my most cautious child is the one who would actually grab the crabs and throw them in the bucket!

While there, Blessing perfected her swimming. That girl is a fish! She was jumping off the side and swimming to the side all by herself. Here she is jumping with Faith and Hope.

This one makes me want to go back already!


hsmomma5 said...

Those are wonderful pictures. Sounds like you all had a great time. Tell Faith (I think it is Faith--your oldest) that I absolutely LOVE her big white sunglasses!!

BTW--Glad you are back!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my.Beautiful.SO cool.I loved crab hunting too.Looks like a wonderful time was had by all.

Welcome back!!!

Annie said...

Glad you had a good time. Looks like fun

Maury said...

Ahh...the beach. LOVE IT even though I am not a sun or water person...go figure. It is so peaceful to me. I love Crab hunting too!

Looks like you had a great trip, and I love that first picture of all 5 girls!! And you are right, you can't leave any of that craziness behind can ya...they wouldn't be who they are if they didn't fight and drive us crazy! LOL