Sunday, August 1, 2010

More Catching Up

Hi all! Just wanted to give everyone a quick update. Things are HOT here in Florida (but it is summertime in Florida, so what's new?!). We have two more weeks until we head out to Little Rock. We're excited and are antsy to get things moving so we can finally get to England. Eric's a little hesistant about LR since he hasn't had too much time lately to study...or even fly for that matter. BUT he'll do well as always. He's turned in his thesis and is just waiting for the instructor to bless it; then he'll be done with his masters!! Yay! Aine is walking's adorable and hilarious at times :) Leah is super talkative and constantly asking "why?". She also has woken up dry for the past month (and for some other long periods back at our old house), so she's gone to bed without Pull-Ups for the last two nights. No accidents yet :) We're trying to hit our favorite restaurants/shops one last time. I think it's finally starting to dawn on us that time is short. We just realized today that next weekend will be our last one here!! Yikes! Well that's all I can think of for now.

The girls in the outdoor pool while Karen and John were here.


the crew:

Karen and the girls on the beachhouse's steps...

I used to sleep like this in college hoping the material would seep into my brain while I slept. I wonder what her excuse is?

Eric and Leah setting off some small fireworks...

Eric and Aine watching the rain from Tropical Storm Bonnie

Our budding gymnast:

We went to Eric's office and had lunch with him:

Our precious Aine in her new car seat

After Aine's party, we walked over to the beach and hung out for a while.

She had to wear the fairy wings to the beach :)

Aine supervising the movers' progress:

Our stuff packed up. It looks so weird...

"Oh yeah, I look goooood!"...

What? Doesn't everyone do pushups in high heels?
We got to see our really good friends, the Smiths, last week. Jeff had a TDY here, so Laura and Joshua came out with him. It was fun to watch Leah and Joshua play together...and to notice the difference between how boys and girls play.

"Helping" make cookies one night...

Tracy, Laura and I took the kids to the zoo last week. It was HOT! Libby and Aine did really great. It might have been because it was to hot for them to act up. I love Libby's expression in this one :)

We couldn't get on the train at the zoo, so the kids settled for the carousel.

Trying on some animal masks...

Feeding a kid...

We fed the giraffe, and the tongue felt really really weird! I could barely keep my hand out for him to eat.

Aine loves to put her forehead up against ours (or the cats), and she usually grabs our face in her hands.

Hanging out at the pier on Aine's birthday. We brought out a bottle of campagne and some mini treats. It was a relaxing time.

John and Aine on the dock...

Karen and John took the girls to the track so Leah could go on the go-cart. She enjoyed it the first time, but wouldn't go on it again. The girls also went on a carousel/swing ride. Aine was all grins.

Aine's first time in the ocean. She took a while to warm up to it. I still don't think she's a huge fan.

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