It has been such a happy two-week visit; sometimes I don't feel as if I can get my fill, of my girls and grandbabies, yet I am so grateful that I have been blessed with such a nice long portion and I do look forward to returning home to Steve, whom I always miss greatly when ever I go anywhere without him.
I have had fun watching the babies interact; shouting each other's names when they come into the others' houses and hugging each other with great feeling even to the point of bonking heads and crying about it. They all play enthusiastically together, often getting themselves into trouble. They remind me greatly of Marie and Elizabeth when they were babies. Their camaraderie inspires energy and a boldness to try things that they wouldn't probably try on their own... that is the way it was with the girls when they were that age. They got into things that the boys never got into (such as my make-up... especially the lipstick...ear to ear), I think because they had each other to stir up ideas, combined with the security of having a little companion to share the risks with. They were always giggling and laughing, pushing and pulling each other just like these little boys. It makes me laugh to remember. Each of the boys has a precious, amazing quality about him that I just can't get over. Zane is full of exuberance and energy, always creating, and busy with little inventions. Winston at 2 years old is reading, and pronouncing words like a school age boy (yes, that's what I say every time... "wow" he really reads at two); his sweet, quiet nature is precious, and Ezra is always smiling, and running around spreading joy on every activity, repeating words and stating everything as if it were a question with his cute froggy little voice.
|Some mornings we would have breakfast out on Marie's patio which over looks a pretty little lake. It is a covered porch, and serves as both porch and play room for the boys.|
|The girls made each breakfast a special moment, turning french toast or oatmeal into a lovely meal.|
|Little hands are impatient for Auntie Elizabeth's french toast.|
|After Breakfast little boys become fire fighters, professional wrestlers, lion hunters, or bird watchers.|
|The Circus has such amazing and captivating sights.|
Little hands digging in the sand, delighting in the treasures of the sea.
|Buckets are a must on the seashore.|
|Hurricane Sandy passed by Northern Florida, without affecting the weather in any extreme way, but many things were washed up on the shore of Ponte Vedra Beach afterwards, including many treasures.|
|Marie took this picture of Elizabeth; I thought it was lovely.|
|We love having tea where ever we go.|
|Marie made a cake that was not only pretty to look at and, tasted amazing, but was a healthy treat besides. It was a Chocolate Beet Cake, and if you ask me is a most delightful way to eat your beets.|
|All of God's Creation is wondrous.|
When we were leaving the beach, the little boys didn't want to go. Zane cried, Winston said "no thank you Mommy" (his way of saying "I don't want to go" as politely as possible) and Ezra said "Bye Bye Beach" I get so tickled at their vocabulary and expressions.
I had a lot of pictures, but couldn't seem to reduce them... had to share them all. Thank you for sharing in my fun. Have a great week.