Tuesday, July 27, 2010

From Here to There


Last night, we flew into Orlando and drove almost an hour to Eric's Grandparent's house. They live in a double wide neighborhood in Haines City, FL. We were able to get an empty trailor to stay in last night.
This morning, we all took Grandpa's Golf Cart to the neighborhood pool.

You never saw a boy more excited to learn to drive than Chris. We let him sit between us and "help" steer, and turn the key on and off. He wanted to put his feet on the pedals SO BADLY. But Grandpa is a stickler for road rules, and he would have not allowed it. Honest, we didn't let him do the pedals...just the wheel. ;)

And we hit the pool. At 10 a.m. It was 92 outside already, and probably just under that in the water. It was Super. I could've stayed in there all day.

Chris remembered how to do the Dog Paddle once he discovered the bouying magic of pool noodles. He started on the steps and SWAM all the way out to the middle of the pool. He's getting really strong legs swimming.

My Favorite Picture of the Day: Sam cuddled up in his towel, waiting happily for us to dry off to head back home.

Then we had lunch with Grandma and Grandpa. Chris got a new treat from Grandma, a medical kit. So Chris decided to check out his Great Grandma...apparently she just needed a bunch of shots. ;)

We went back to the trailor (we called it the hotel for Chris) Or at tried to...Chris didn't want to, I dozed a bit, and Sam might have, but we were awakened by Chris playing with the blinds. OK, he wasn't going to sleep. As he was doing Potty Time, Sam walked into the hall by the bathroom and threw up...repeatedly. And I'm a sympathetic puker. I had to pull Chris off the potty to puke in it. That was new. Hope he's not traumatized for life. We're running on the theory that Sam drank too much poolwater, because after a bath, he felt Fine.

So we drove out the Tampa area to crash with Eric's aunt Teri. And to meet the boys' second cousin Cameron. They had a great time with each other, running around the house, chasing, giggling, and not quite sharing toys.

I love the drive out there, because we got to see orange groves (not with Oranges on them though) and trees dripping with Spanish Moss. Like this one. I may have to stop and snap some pics later this week.

But we had priorities, we HAD to have sushi for dinner. Aunt Teri and Cousin Cathy and her husband Jack have been on the hunt for perfect sushi in the Tampa area. So we went, and It Was Good. We all got a cheesy pic taken of all of us. To have Sushi with them was on my list of 3 things I wanted to do on this trip.

That and sit and chat with Grandma and Grandpa Chambers, and see the kids play together. Um, we did all that today. I can go home now, but we've still got over another week!


Elizabeth said...

What fun!!! Have a great time! I love that pic of Sam also...so adorable!

Carrie said...

My parents have a golf cart at their house and Brett looks forward to "driving" it every day I drop him off when I go to work, too :)