Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Day Walk!

We have been having wonderful spring weather.  We love taking a walk as often as we can.  Tanek loves walking with his papa with their walking sticks.

 Playing with shadows
Thank goodness we are not as wide as these shadows show.  

Visiting with the Ryans

We had a chance to have lunch and spend some time with the Ryan's when they were here a couple weeks ago.  Of course, it is always lunch at Johnny's.  Tanek enjoyed spending time with Austin  and Casey.
 Cary, Karen, Jackie, Ed and Gary at Johnny's
 Tanek loves Austin and Austin is always good to spend time with Tanek.
 Even Cary got in on play time.
 Casey always looks so pretty.
 Enjoying a beautiful spring day at Keystone Beach....minus the water.  Not much of a beach anymore.
 Austin and Tanek.....good buddies!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Our Hannah's 12th Birthday !

On March 9, we had most of the family here for Hannah's birthday celebration.  She turned 12 years old.  Where did the time go?  I still remember taking walks with Heather hoping that would help Hannah decide to be born.  Can't believe that was over 12 years ago.

 Hannah, Beth, Ed and Jackie
Our first born child.  The father of my 3 beautiful grand-daughters
 Heather also with the camera in her hands.  Jackie, her mom and Kirsten in the background
 Beth, Emily and Jackie
 Ricky with Emily and Tanek
 The Birthday girl
 Hannah opening her gifts

 All those candles make a pretty bright light

Monday, March 19, 2012

Grands....school, swimming and planting the garden

 Kirsten attending her calculus class by way of skype.  Fun school!
 Emily was determined to go swimming
 And she loves her papa
 To say the water was cold (69 degrees) is an understatement
 But kids are determined
 After a short time in the pool they were ready to warm up in the tub
 Because papa had just had surgery a few days before the garden was planted by the grands with the help of Richard.  Gardening is "not" one of Richard's favorite things to do, but he has many talents and was ready to lend a helping hand to his dad.
 Plowing up the rows to be planted.  Our good friend Don had rota tilled it up earlier so it was ready for rows to be put in.
 Kirsten was ready to cool off after class
 Hannah our nature girl was learning how to drive the tractor
 She did very well and enjoyed it.

 Emily and Tanek each had a ride on it too.

 Everyone had the chance to plant a row of peas.  This year it really is a family garden.
 This would be a first for Richard
 He may pick them, but he sure won't eat them.
 Hannah has a green thumb.  We need her here to help with the gardening.
Even Kirsten had a turn on the tractor.  I don't think it was nearly as much fun as driving her papa vroom vroom's jeep though.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Family Pictures

March 7th, was Richard and Heather's 20th wedding anniversary.  They came to Florida and we all went to LaFiesta for dinner.  That is his favorite place to eat.  He then took his family over to the Duck Pond where he proposed to Heather for a 2nd time giving her a anniversary ring.  (Good thing she accepted a 2nd time).  It was a nice moment for his girls to see daddy proposing to their mom.

Here is our Hannah banana.  She will celebrate her 12th birthday on March 12.  We had a birthday celebration for her with  most of the family here on Friday night. Hannah is a very special girl.

 Kirsten, our oldest grand-child is no longer a child.  She is now 16, soon to be 17.  She is driving and also looking into colleges.  She is a very smart girl and has a great head on her shoulders.  She attended a couple classes via skype while sitting on the patio in the warm Florida sunshine.
 Our "son".  Spent a good bit of time doing some jobs for us since the hubs is out of commission right now.
Emily and Tanek playing on the i-pod.
 This generation is all about electronics.  Give them an i-pod, an i-phone and they are content for hours.


 Emily and her new pillow pet lady bug from nana & papa

Tanek, with Uncle Richard
We had a good visit, and I will post more pictures.  It was a short visit but very nice.  Tomorrow I will post some pictures of the kids helping plant papa's garden for him.