Monday, June 15, 2009

"Summer Break"

I put that in quotes because Nate's break is a mere two weeks. It seems like nothing compared to the 3 1/2 month long hiatus we were once used to...Oh, well. Soon enough, he will be working and the idea of a summer break will long gone. Anyhow here is a recap of our trip. We packed in as much as we could!

Saturday - May 30

We left G-Ville for St. Auggie. On the drive there, through the backwoods that is Interlachin, we got stuck behind a truck full of, I kid you not, horse pooh (I guess it could have been cow pooh, too). Now, our car is one that you cannot switch the AC so that it sucks the air from inside and recycles it. Oh, no, our car only takes the air from outside. Well, when you are stuck behind a truck full of manure (and I'm talking about like a pick-up truck with the bed piled high with stink), and the truck is going 45 in a 60 zone down curvy, winding, NO PASSING ZONE, roads and your AC wants to suck the air from outside the car...well, let's just say we decided it was a good idea to just be a bit warm for the 15 miles we were behind the truck. Lily sure did get a kick out of a truck full of pooh, though. I swear, she has the humor of a boy...

Sunday - May 31

Went to the beach ans Splash Park with my mom and little brother. The girls had a lot of fun! Ava did so much better with the water (it did still take her a little while to like it, but once we kind of forced her into in, she had fun). I miss the beach so much! It was so nice to be out there!

My little surfer girl.

Afterwards, we went McDonald's for lunch and some ice cream. Ava really enjoyed her ice cream :)

Monday - June 1

Went shopping with Nana. Lily loves to go shopping with Nana.

Tuesday June 2

I got sick. Not fun. Nate was awesome! He took care of me and the girls and gave up all his fishing trips!

Wednesday - June 3

Still a bit sick, but we headed down to Nana's for dinner. The kids always have so much fun there! They are so silly! Oh, and Ava is naked in all of these because they had ice pops and, well, Ava is Ava...

This is the essence of Lily. Singing and dancing. What a girl!

Thursday - June 4

Took it easy, still trying to recover from being sick. Then, Nate got it. Great. Sorry, honey!

Friday - June 5

Lily did a swim lesson with my brother! So fun! She actually did okay. He was able to get her to go completely under and blow bubbles. A big step! And, of course, my little hates the water baby chose the day that I did not put her in a swimsuit to decide to love the water! She kept trying to jump in and wanted to blow bubbles like Lily! Such a rascal!

Lily had so much fun with Uncle Ian!

Dangerous much? She is in the deep end here...

Very mad because I told her she had to sit on Daddy's lap so sissy could concentrate..

After the lap thing didn't work out, she got banished into the house and just stood at the doors glaring...

We also celebrated Nathan's mom's birthday. My camera was starting to run out batteries, so I didn't get any pictures, but we got the most wonderful cake at Publix. It was one of the fancy cakes they have in the bakery now. It was so yummy! Happy Birthday, Marcia!

Saturday - June 6

I got to go garage saleing! Yay! We also packed up for our trip to Red Top Mountain, GA.

Sunday - June 7 - Thurday - June 11

We left Sunday morning early (like 4 a.m.) to drive up to GA. MY in-laws have and RV, so the ride wasn't too bad. The girls slept some. And I got this great pic. So, so, so sweet...

I did not get a ton of pictures of in Red Top, because my camera battery was dying and I, of course, left the charger in Gainesville...The girls had a blast, though. Ava only tried to kill herself a few times...They were filthy the whole time, but that is part of what makes camping fun, right? It was beautiful up there. I didn't get any pictures of the lake, but it is wonderful. The water was perfect, although, Ava lost all her water bravery and wouldn't put more than her toes in.

Ava intensly watching Elmo.

Meet Wormy. Ava's new best friend.


Nate and his Dad with their catches.

Lily with the baby frogs she caught and desperately wanted to bring home.

They were named Lily and Ana (pronounce Ah-na).

Here they are when we got back with Nate's big Hybrid-Stripe Bass. So fun!

It was a great. It flew by! We are happy to be home, though...Hope everyone is having a great sumer!

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