Friday, March 23, 2012

Grandpa and Grandma's Visit

Last week, Joel's parents flew out from California to visit us for a week.  We had a great time!!  I am so thankful that our kids have such wonderful grandparents (on both sides of the family).  We visited them in California last year, but this is the first time Joel's parents got to spend a lot more one-on-one time with Darya.  Below are some photo highlights of our time with them:

Darya's shirt tells the truth!  Even today, 3 days later she's still asking for Grandma or "Apa"

Darya and Grandpa at Sam's baseball game

Grandpa has endless stories to tell

The boys loved watching funny videos with Grandpa

We celebrated Nate & Ben's birthdays by our pool (Joel and his dad worked on the yard and built a fire pit!)
 Enjoying smores by our new firepit
  We went to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Darya devoured her first candybar (Twix) at the boys' baseball games

Proud of his record-breaking fish at our homeschool field trip to the UF fisheries
 Three generations of fishermen

Last day with them after visiting Lake Alice and seeing some 'gators

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Good morning, Sunshine!

Darya often plays in her room before going to sleep, or when she wakes up.  She usually destroys her room by chucking everything in sight wherever they may land.  This morning was no different.  See this toy box that she's in below?  That is usually full to the brim of toys!  Ben (our almost-9-year-old) went to get her up for school and yelled at me to get the camera.  How cute is this face? She's still got the sleepy eyes, but yet has enough energy to chuck her toys out of the bin.  Oh, how I love this girl!  

Our little sunshine!