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Sunday, April 19, 2015


We have had a great visit with Grandma, Bobbie, Chris, and Jonathan! They arrived late Friday night. James and I were up bright and early Saturday to see them and start the fun! The weather has been sunny and warm (for here), so we’ve spent lots of time outside climbing the apple tree

Playing basketball

Doing my nails

And just generally having a good time.

Today we went to Crocker Park and then had a nice lunch. 

Everyone needed some down time after lunch, so James read a book and I played with my Playmobil (while Scout kept me company).

Chris will be running the Boston Marathon tomorrow – we will be cheering him on from home! Cross your fingers that the rainy and windy weather holds off until he finishes.

We will be sad to say goodbye to everyone on Tuesday.

James and I have spring break this week! Mom and Dad aren’t finished with their semester yet, so we’ll be sticking close to home. But we’re looking forward to some time to relax and enjoy the spring weather!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Oh, what a difference a day makes!

Here is Lilli sledding in our back yard the Friday before Easter (just a little over a week ago!)

And then here we are 2 days later enjoying the warmth of Florida!

We had a wonderful visit with Coach, Lil, and Amos, starting with a visit from the Easter Bunny who managed to find us even in FL!

Lilli and I found lots of eggs and had plenty of fun surprises in our baskets. (Check out my new shark tooth necklace!)

Lilli wasn’t sure whether the Easter Bunny would find us or not, so she came prepared with her own costume in case we needed it.

Next on the agenda – proper FL footwear!

We also made trips to the bay

And the beach.

On Monday, we got out our scooters

And went to check out the eagle and owl nests that Lil has been observing.

We didn’t get a picture of the eagles, but check out the horned owl sitting on her nest in the top of this tree!

Pretty cool.

Coach and I had several epic checker matches (and I finally won once!).

Lilli enjoyed playing with the big house toys

And checking out the amazingly complete snake skin that Lil found near the guest house.

We also went to the state park to climb the dunes (on the trail, of course) and play in the sand.

Mom had to leave Monday to drive to AL for some work, but we stayed for some epic beach and bay time!

And lots of treats, including visits to the Tap Room, the Raw Bar, and to get ice cream.

We even finished the nearly impossible sea star puzzle, just in time for Mom to get back on our last night!

It was a wonderful vacation. Thanks for letting us visit, Coach and Lil! 

We appear to have brought back some good weather with us, because after a cold and rainy first day back on Friday, it has been a beautiful weekend. Yesterday we played with Micah and Sadie, and today we met some friends at the playground and then went to get ice cream. I think everyone in MA had the same idea! It’s fun to see our neighbors again.

We’re looking forward to Grandma’s arrival on Friday!


PS - Congratulations to Mom's cousin Sarah on her wedding this weekend!