Thursday, July 31, 2014

Our Florida trip - decorating the gingerbread house

It's become tradition to decorate a gingerbread house at Grandpa and Grandma Deb's... but this year it was a gingerbread train!  Ry was really into it... May had fun too but was mostly into eating and playing with the decorations! :)

Assembling the train

Me and my favorite little man :)

Grandpa helped too!

Sweet, happy smiles!

Decorating the train with Uncle Jimmy and Auntie Katie :)

Adding marshmallow "snow" to the ground :)

The finished train!  Such fun!

Our Florida trip - at the beach!

We had a wonderful time playing in the sand and water on our trip!  

Our little flower :)

Making a turtle with Grandpa

Maylee loved this little watering can and spent a lot of time going back to the water to fill it and then dump it on shore

And we got down for a few amazing sunsets and photos

Three generations of Meert guys :)

Family photo!

Sand angels :)

So happy!

Yay for the beach!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Our Florida trip - decorating the tree and fun with Jason's family

Jason's family is so thoughtful and they waited again this year until we were there to decorate their tree (we don't do a tree at home because we're in Florida for so long!).  Always so much fun, and the kids had a particularly good time this year exploring all their neat, family ornaments, many of which are hand made.  

Love my sweeties!!

And the two similar expressions... priceless!

My cutie!

Making cookies!  Rylan just had to say the word, and Grandpa was right on it! So fun :)

Playing with Auntie Kimmy!

Bedtime stories with Grandpa


Ry was thrilled... first time flying a kite by himself :)

Playing in the spraying hose in their front yard

Maylee was very proud of herself for setting up all the pieces on the game :)... and she got Rylan's shoes on by herself

Playing with Grandma Deb!

Hitting tennis balls with Uncle Jimmy and Auntie Katie, who came down from Tennessee for a week... so wonderful to see them too!

Basketball with Daddy and Uncle Jimmy in the pool :)

And we went out one night to see the Christmas lights!