Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vacation Part 3

I am so far behind but I guess that means I am enjoying life and enjoying the moment this summer. We found lots of shells on the sound side, only problem every single shell had a crab. So back to the ocean they went, they were neat but kind of gross.
Lauren with Nana and Grandpa
We toured the Fort one day and watched the Blue Angels fly by. My boys are big boogie boarders they love to catch the waves. I love the water so much, you could drop me off blindfolded and I would never know that it was the US. Although the natural protected beach we were at looks much clearer then right by Pensacola beach. So if you go make sure you go by the Fort and check out the beaches they are unreal.

We went to the Navarre Pier one day and saw tons of dolphins and turtles
We went to this awesome bird place in Pensacola called Uncle Sandy's it's off the beaten path but worth going to. They rehab and take care of injured or unwanted birds. It was awesome and fun!! The cost was very low so I gave them more then they asked because I believe in what they are doing. They had the friendliest cockatoo in the lobby, that was so sweet. She loved everyone and the kids loved her and the bird place. 
 Jaden is so funny here he is with his friend from the Mellow Mushroom
We had a great trip and have been busy since we got home doing a multitude of fun activities. Hard to believe we only have 3 1/2 weeks till summers over. I am already getting started on school supplies.
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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Vacation Part 2

Good Morning, we loved the place we stayed at. It was the last set of condos in Pensacola near Ft.Pickens. I love it on the more private beache and the ocean is just magical and so clear. We saw lots of dolphins this trip, and we had great weather.
I did some reviews and our condo was really nice, clean and a good size.
Some of these pics are a little blurry from my phone, I guess I needed to do a update. I have a love hate relationship with iPhones. I have the new iPhone it worked great for months then my pictures started getting more and more blurry, then I needed a update, so weird.
For Fathers Day I planned a trip for Rob,my dad and the boys to do a day fishing trip. It was around 6 hours long and they had the best time. Rob loves to fish and so does my dad and now the boys. They caught  few different things but mostly Red Snapper. When they were about 15 miles out to sea and getting ready to come in for the day Jaden had a huge fish on his line. Next things you know after a little struggle and help from Dad they pulled in a 24# Red Snapper. The captain on the boat was ecstatic. He said that was the biggest Red this year so far. I looked up the record for kids and Jaden was just shy 2# from the world record. It was so amazing and cool and I am so glad it turned out to be great experience for all of them. Jaden named his fish "Bob" We had enough Bob for two dinners and more to take home.
 First day at beach so glad Rob's co-worker loaned us this huge tent. She uses it for her grand kids when they go to the beach and it was just perfect! I love the sun but not all day or even half a day. It's nice to enjoy the ocean without baking.
The kids loved having Nana and Grandpa to visit, it's been a long time since we have had a family vacation. 
A little blurry but cute
Our favorite restaurant Crabs prepared Jaden's "Bob" for us. It was really good.
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 8th Birthday Lauren


Happy 8th Birthday my dear Lauren Grace
Dear Lauren,
Every year just passes so quickly I sound like a broken record. It seems like not long ago you were coloring on walls and running down the isles at the store. I do miss those days sweet girl. You were my firecracker baby with spirit oh how that has been such a great advantage for you. I wish more of this world had your spunk but loving attitude the world would be a better place. Each year I get more insight on the person you are becoming. It is very rare to meet a child with such love, compassion and kindness. You think of others and are always willing to help without complaint. You will share without hesitation even the best snack or toy, I love this about you. Each day you are ready to have fun. You like math and science and love to do science experiments. I was not to creative on the old volcano explosion but you loved it and thanked me all day for showing you my trick. You are a good sister and already a little mama. You like to help your brothers and comfort them if they are sad. This year in school you had a great year!! Your teacher really loved you a lot and wished she had a class full of Lauren's. You are super smart Lauren you received all A's all year!! That is amazing!! Your favorite game is Apples To Apples and you play the grown up version with very little problems. You still love technology and Minecraft. You love to sing to songs on the radio and dance in the kitchen. You also love to help me cook dinner and clean the house. If I need a friend you are the best kind of friend. You are sweet and even a little shy at times but you know how to be a loyal friend. You love to have the neighbor friends over and love to be one of the big kids. This year you played softball and still love to swim. You are like a fish in the water. I love to swim with you because when I am under water and look over at you I always see a sweet face smiling in the water doing flips like a mermaid. Mom and Dad say a lot now how grown up you are and how easy going you are. You are not ungrateful and just last night while I was wrapping your gifts daddy said I think Lauren would be happy with any toy even dollar toys, you just love life. Your favorite animal is still a elephant and you love dogs too. Recently when I asked you what you wanted to be when you grow up you said a Zoo Keeper and I told you that I wanted to be one too when I was your age. You and I are so much a like as kids I can see so much of myself in you and with our story this is really special. You love animals, and My Little Pony, you are not afraid to play hard or get dirty. You like mysterious things like Sharks, and Bigfoot and love the weather. You are always up for challenge or game and love to laugh and have a good sense of humor. I could go on forever about my love for you but as I close I want you to know how much of a difference you have made in our lives in just eight short years. What a gift you bring with your generous trusting spirit and love of all people. I have never met a kid that forgives others so quickly and freely with no hesitation, you are love. Lauren mom and dad are so proud of you. Each day you make me a better person. I love you!! Mom
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