Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Break with the Grands & Family

On Sunday April 17, after a two day drive through bumper to bumper traffic, and having to take cover in North Carolina between two tornadoes Heather and our 3 grand-daughters and a good friend of theirs Dellynne finally made it here. The first thing the kids wanted to do was get in the pool . The weather was beautiful and warm, but the water still quite chilly.

The girls & Tanek love swimming and had a great time. Our Hannah is a little fish in the pool.

Lots of fun!

Taking time out in the sun to try to warm up before getting back in. Emily and Tanek had a great time together.

Stephanie, Dellynne , Emily and Tanek

Shortly after Heather and family arrived Karen and Casey surprised her. They had flown in from Minnesota to spend a few days. They were very happy to enjoy the warm sunshine. Below is Hannah, Kirsten and Casey enjoying the pool.

We decided to go spend the night at the beach . We stayed in Villano beach and that evening we saw the most beautiful moon. You can see that on Karen's blog and Heather will have some pictures of it up soon. I love the ocean. It is just so majestic.

Tanek and Casey were enjoying the water.

And sweet Emily loved it too.

The water was a little cold but not too bad.

We spent the night at Villano beach and the sand there is all shells. Everyone had fun looking for sharks teeth. Hannah found several.

Tanek, Dellynne, Emily & Casey

Tanek and Dellynne

Emily had such fancy feet with all the little shells adorning her feet.

Such fun to dig in the sand.

This is what the sand looks like on Villano Beach which is actually just crushed shells.

Loved watching all the sea gulls flying around.

Such fun in the fountains at St. Augustine Beach.

Love the picture of the pier in the background.

We ended the day with dinner at Barnacle Bills. Heathers other sister Beth joined us at the beach. Here is the whole crowd.

Heather, Dellynne, Kirsten, Casey, Emily, Beth, Jackie, Karen Stephanie, Tanek and Hannah. We had a lot of fun at dinner too. It was a really nice beach outing. I can tell you that our "northern" family enjoyed the very warm sunshine of Florida where they all used to live. Karen and Casey had to go back home on Tuesday to more snow in Minnesota.