Saturday, August 20, 2011

No salt, no sharks, no worries

Emma and Joe,
Holland beach
Lake Michigan

School Lists

Emma's elementary school posted the class lists on Friday afternoon. We stopped to take a look on our way home from the beach. Emma will be in Mr. Haskell's 6th grade class. There are 26 students in each of the four classes.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A few more warm days

We are taking every possible opportunity to enjoy the pool during these last few warm days of summer. Joe LOVES jumping off the diving board. Emma has been practicing her dive off the 1 meter, 3 meter and 5 meter boards.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


The kids received "Lemon Queen" sunflower seeds in their Easter baskets and we planted the seeds in late May. Now they are flowering. I took a photo of Emma and her friend to show how tall they have grown. I think the tallest is over eight feet.


Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Cocoa Beach

We have returned from our week at Cocoa Beach with Tutu and Papou. We had a great time! The kids loved using the boogie boards and swimming in the ocean and the pool. The highlights of our trip included:

A Trip to the Magic Kingdom

Seeing a rocket go to Jupiter

Finding a starfish

Seeing newborn leatherback sea turtles on their way to the ocean.

The best part was spending everyday on the beach:

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Day at Disney

While we were at Cocoa Beach last week we drove to the Magic Kingdom for 12 hours of fun! Emma went on all of the roller coasters (2 with Chris and Splash mountain with me) and Joe achieved a lifetime dream of meeting Buzz, Jessie and Woody. Joe loved the outdoor rides and all of the trains and people movers, but did not enjoy the indoor rides. Emma went on everything including the spinning tea cups which she has to go one by herself because on one else in our family could do it. I could barely take photos of her on them!