Monday, June 29, 2009

Collin's Visit

Collin and his friend, Kevin drove through the night to Florida a week ago and spent 7 days with us! We kept them busy going to Universal Studios, tubing on the boat, going to the beach, celebrating Jonah's 12th birthday, LOTS of swimming in our pool and generally just catching up! The boys were awesome house guests and we really hated to see them go!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Isabella at Dance Camp

Isabella joined the Dance Team at her elementary school last January and really loved it! Unfortunately, because of her surgery, she was never able to perform with the team at any of their 3 shows in the spring. Last week, she went to Dance Camp and had a ball and was so excited to be in the performance for the parents at the end of the week! She had so much fun that she's going to do another week at the end of July!
They learned a belly dancing routine!
Isabella had a solo for the routine to The Climb, where they did Ribbon Dancing
They even did some Cup Stacking!
Miss Michele was her amazing Dance Team/Dance Camp teacher! At the end of the week, Isabella got a trophy for being voted Favorite Dancer by the other girls!
Isabella with her other teacher, Marina, who is Miss Michele's awesome daughter and a special friend to isabella!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Jonah is 12!

Caitlin, Ben, Matthew, Evan and Jonah
Jonah turned 12 yesterday! Bruce took Evan, Jonah and two friends along with Collin, who's visitng this week from MD and his friend, Kevin out on the boat all day swimming and tubing! They had a great time and of course all came back sunburned! Jonah's choice for dinner was Carrabas and a Carvel cake!
He's becoming such a handsome young man and one of my favorite traits about him is his hilarious sense of humor! He cracks us up everyday usually at the most unexpected moments! Lately he's into skateboarding, playing basketball, swimming, skimboarding, music, his beloved iTouch and gaming! We love you Jonah!

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Night at the Rays Game...

After a fun day at the beach, we went to St. Pete with the Wilsons and the Hawleys to watch the Rays beat the Nationals! We did a little tailgating ahead of time and the kids had a ball playing football in the parking lot, diving into the back of our car and singing loudly along with the radio!
This was Isabella's first major league game so of course she had to ring the cowbell!

The big kids are obviously too cool to sit with their parents!

Isabella and Evan loved petting the stingrays in the tank behind the outfield!

Beach Day....

On Friday, we went to the beach with the Wilsons and Caitlin! Gorgeous, warm water in the gulf, warm breezes and lots of fish! The older kids disappeared down the beach for awhile to check out the sandbar while Katie and Belle dug in the sand and swam...and swam ....and swam!
Caitlin silly blue-eyed boy!too cool to smile...these two are TROUBLE!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sunset Dinner...

This afternoon, we drove up to St. Pete to get the kids hair cut. We met Bruce there and since it took much longer than we planned, we drove over to St. Pete's Beach for dinner at Woody's Waterfront. We ate on the water and watched a beautiful sunset!

Jonah and his...ahem... Big Woody

Thursday, June 4, 2009

No Doubt...

My good friend, Cathy came to visit this week! We spent lots of time at the beach and on Tuesday night, we went to see No Doubt in Tampa! Cathy is a die hard fan not so much...but they put on an amazing show and I knew lots of the songs! Paramore opened for them which was very cool because I know Chelsea LOVES them and their lead singer is married to the lead singer of a band Bruce had signed to his record label a few years ago. Chelsea has met her several times and they were recently at my nephew's wedding...but I digress.

Cathy and I always have a great time together (she came to FL with a year ago to check out the area and find a house!). She makes me laugh...a lot...and we're never lacking for good, albeit inappropriately juvenile and silly, conversation! Love ya Cat! Can't wait till YOU and Matt and the boys move here!
We had dinner at our favorite biker bar on the river, Woody's the first night Cathy got here.
Eventually the amphitheatre was filled with a sold out crowd!Cathy waiting not so patiently for someone to come and wipe up the HUGE load of bird poop from her seat!
While we waited for the concert to begin, a very windy thunderstorm let loose and blew rain in all sides of the theater totally soaking us...thank goodness it stopped before the concert started! Aren't we lovely? Between wet head and Cathy's sunburn, we make quite the pair!