Thursday, April 28, 2011

Soaking up the sun!

After a rainy Tuesday, we were happy to see the sun come out again yesterday. We took every advantage of the sunshine with Andy golfing in the morning, Adam and Mae Mae taking a walk while I quickly hit the outlets, and then an afternoon on the beach and in the backyard.

Adam was more interested in exploring the beach yesterday. He didn't really want to sit still, but since he also wasn't interested in the water, running after him was pretty manageable. He had a blast.

After a quick afternoon nap, we spent the rest of the afternoon and evening playing in the backyard.

Adam loved playing with the bird bath...

He played a little golf...

And of course, some peek-a-boo...

It was a great day, and we were all sufficiently whiped out by the end of it!

Spring Break!

In an effort to use up some vacation days before they were taken away for good, we decided to head on down to Myrtle Beach for the week to visit our very good friends Don and Rosemary. We had so much fun when we visited last year (see here, here, here and here) and we knew this time Adam would love it even more!

We hit the road around 3:30 in the morning and Andy drove while Adam and I napped on and off in the back and watched "Up." Adam did so great in the car! I'm just hoping the same holds true for our drive home.

We got in around 10:30, unpacked and headed straight to the Super Walmart for some supplies (sunscreen anyone?) then back for lunch and then we were on our way to the beach. Adam had a ball playing in the sand and the water was so warm (I was shocked) that we all got to splash around a bit.

It was the perfect start to our spring break!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter cousins...

It was so great to see the cousins hanging out and playing together.  Adam fit right in...

He even got in on a game of football...
Thanks to his big cousins for playing with him and teaching him how to throw a spiral...ok, well maybe they didn't do that yet, but they will!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter festivities

After brunch at "Beepa" and "Meema's" we headed over to Ommy and Poppy's for the second half of our Easter celebration.

Liddy was very excited to see their big backyard again and Adam was happy to spend some quiet time (in a more comfortable outfit) playing with trains.

The quiet lasted about two hours and then we were joined by the rest of the family (all but Uncle Shawn who is on the road with the Blue Jays) and it was the perfect afternoon of cousins, egg hunts, chit chat, and sunshine!

It was great seeing all of the "Gribble" cousins together, and wouldn't you know it, all of the boys showed up in blue, with adorable Isabella rounding out the crew in her pink dress!

I'm not sure what was harder...getting all of the cousins to smile for a photo....

Or getting the original Gribble family to cooperate...
Either way, it was great to see everyone back together again.