Thursday, December 10, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
This is my sister Lisa, with whom we stayed. She's extremely energetic, organized, and BUSY! Now I've finally learned her secret.
We finally had the chance to experience "Margarita Wednesday" at La Nopalera, which we had heard about and longed for. It was totally worth the hype. The Tex-Mex was as good as ours in Texas, and the margaritas were excellent. Left to right around the table: me, Tony, nephew Kyle Deason, sister Alix Hice, bro-in-law Larry Hice, bro-in-law Dr. Bob Deason, sister Lisa Deason.
Thursday we went out on Bob's boat. He is an able captain, as you can see. We launched at Mayport and cruised up and down the lovely St. Johns River all day long. It was a perfect sunny day. On board were Bob, Lisa, Kyle, Alix, Tony, and me.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Hi, Zoey and Ruby! As promised, here are a couple of little videos for you from Grammy and Papa. We love you and miss you so much. Zoey, I used my video time to sing a couple of our favorite songs for you. I'm sure you'll remember them. I had to sing them pretty fast to keep the videos short. When you come home, we'll do some of the longer ones together: Mr. Alligator, Ring-Around-The-Rosy, The Elephant, and many more. I know Ruby is too young to watch these videos, Zoey, but you can sing the songs to her and tell her that Grammy and Papa love her. You're such a wonderful big sister!
We'll see you soon, darlings. Have so much fun at Kamp, and remember that Papa and Grammy love you so much!
Friday, July 3, 2009
I was finally able to upload some videos of my adorable grandson. The key appears to be keeping them short, although it's so hard to stop the camera from recording when he is being so darn cute. I'm sure you'll agree.
The first video is Leo in the pool with Josh. These were all taken Saturday, June 27, at our house.
The next video shows Leo masterfully crawling toward his mommy, slapping away any obstacles that might impede his speedy motion. Notice the "fresh from the pool" mohawk! The last clip shows Leo pulling up on the gate separating him from a certain sliming from an enthusiastic Millie, then "dancing" with excitement. Millie not only thought Leo was really cool, she also expected treats. She got them. She knows any time the "little people" in the family come over, she gets treats AND any leftovers that are sure to remain on the floor under the booster seat after a meal.
Not to give short shrift to my granddaughters even though they're at Kanakuk for the summer, I now direct you to Jenni's blog to see their latest antics and endeavors. Just click on "The Cribbies" on the left side of my blog, and you'll be instantly transported to Zoey's and Ruby's world.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Leo has been swimming in our pool twice now, and although he's still not quite sure it's his favorite thing, he seems to enjoy his time in the water. Erika dunks him under a couple of times to get him accustomed to holding his breath, and he does great. He has a very sturdy kick, so I think once he spends some more time swimming, he'll enjoy kicking and splashing in the warm water. Yes, it's already so hot here that the pool water is beyond refreshing. But it's a lovely temperature for a little one.Leo is very adept at blowing raspberries -- he's teething quite heartily, and making zerberts must feel good on his gums. He puffs out his adorable little lips, sticks his tongue partially out, and blows bubbles. And of course once he gets going and has a positive reaction, he keeps right on blowing. This is such an enjoyable age. Everyone should have one of these little guys. But not this one! He's all mine!!!