Thursday, May 27, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Posted by The Long Family at 11:03 AM
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The weather was absolutely beautiful for the entire week we were in Florida. We went to Englewood Beach or went swimming every day. After visiting my Grandma and Uncle Neal, it was time to head to Englewood to visit John's family. We stayed at John's Grandma Mary's house; while his parents and his Uncle Gary and Aunt Lorrayne (who flew in from California) stayed two doors down at what used to be John's Grandfather's house, who passed away last year. Unlike his Dad, John has never really been that into fishing or swimming; however, Chad took an immediate interest to both. Everyday he would round up his Papaw Bill to take him fishing out back of the house off the dock. He would have spent hours trying to catch fish and turtles if we would have let him. He just kept saying "i gonna whack him down" and "i gonna beat his butt." Nothing like trash-talking helpless fish!
Posted by The Long Family at 11:37 AM
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Soaking up the Florida rays at Englewood Beach. Both kids had a blast playing in the sand and splashing in the waves. Chad wasn't scared of the ocean at all...which made us a little scared! Luckily, no one got sunburned. The top of Kylee's head turned a little red because she wouldn't keep her hat on but that was it.
Posted by The Long Family at 12:00 PM
Monday, May 10, 2010
We were able to hang out with my Uncle Neal and his girlfriend Joyce at their new home one day since they only live about 10 minutes away from John's Grandma's house. We had a lot of fun swimming in their pool and sipping on strawberry daiquiris (I can't remember that last time I had one of those). My uncle said there is an alligator family that lives in the canal that's behind their house. While we were there, we saw the baby gator and Chad was super excited about it. I didn't take any pictures because my camera doesn't have a very good zoom and I was not about to get too close.
Posted by The Long Family at 8:18 PM
We tried to explain to Chad that just because he wished for a toy and threw a penny in a fountain does not mean he was going to get what he wished for right then and there. He did not understand that concept at all; therefore, our evening walk ended shortly after that. We tried to calmly, yet quickly escort our child who was thrashing around and screaming "I wanna toy RIGHT NOW" past a bunch of curious onlookers. That was fun!
Posted by The Long Family at 7:47 PM