Friday, December 29, 2006
We've been in Florida a week and a half so far. Been out on the boat 3x. Kids swim in the pool on the parents' lanai daily - or more frequently. Their favorite pool activity seems to be jumping in - again and again and again... We've all caught fish (and granddad let them go for us). We took a "Polar Express" train ride to "santa's workshop". We've wandered through some Floridian landscape. The kids have been loudly active around the house (altho more so when cousin Audrey was still here). We opened oh so many presents over several days. We met 3 month old cousin Claire up with our cousins in Tampa (and had a very yummy dinner). Grandma has served us up many yummy meals (we are all going home a few #s heavier). We still haven't played with all our new toys. We haven't yet worked on the train - hope to today! Have worked on many less puzzles this year compared to last - but I ordered a few custom puzzles for Mom and Rob (and Norma) and we've worked on those (and a 1000 pc one Mom had) - have to say that the custom puzzles are annoying in that the pieces can fit where they don't belong. And stupidly I chose somewhat hard pictures for the puzzles... The adults are all catching up on sleep while the kids get more and more sleepy eyed. Brother Rob & Sarah worked on adoption of baby Jack while here and returned home to spend time with him in the hospital - we love modern technology that let us enjoy photos of him (he is very cute) right away. Here are some pics of our trip so far.