Saturday, April 16, 2011

FL (part 1)

We're back!  What a perfect family vacation!  The weather was awesome.  Well, it was a little on the hot side, but I won't complain about that.  For the first part of our trip, we stayed in our usual spot in St.Petersburg.  It was our first time flying as a family of four, and because our flight left right at Sam and Poppy's bedtime, I was a little nervous about how they would do.  Within 10 minutes of take off, I nursed Sam and he was asleep in my arms.  Poppy was occupied with a few new games on the ipod.  Marc and I looked at each other and both let out a sigh of relief.  And then exactly 1 hour into the 3 hour flight, Sam popped his little eyes open and was up without a chance of getting him back to sleep.  He was tired and although he never actually started crying, he made me work at keeping him content for the rest of the flight.  At the same exact time he woke up, Poppy declared that she was done with the ipod and started whining about being tired and bored, etc for the rest of the flight.  It was exhausting, but we made it.  


We headed to the beach first thing the following morning.  Hot and sunny, just the way we like it!



Both Sam and Poppy loved playing in the sand.  Luckily, Sam didn't discover the art of eating the sand until our last day at the beach...


I don't think I got any pictures of her in the water, but Poppy was a fish this year!  She kept her floaties on all day and loved swimming in the ocean (or the sea as she kept calling it).

 And of course, we went out for ice cream just about every night.



 Coming up next, part 2 of our FL adventure - Disney World!

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Love all the photos esp the ones of the two together. You can feel the brother sister love oozing off the screen!

Elizabeth Frick said...

Aaahhhhh! Looks so fantastic! Sorry about the flight :( The best laid plans, eh? Regardless, it looks like you had a wonderful vacation!

jenna said...

omg. that picture of them on the beach with their little hats on...it's amazing! i hope you blow it up HUGE and hang it up. looks like a fabulous trip (really jealous)!

Natalie said...

Oh it looks like you had soo much fun!!! I am so happy Sam waiting on the eating of the sand, that is actually pretty impressive!!!

Jennifer said...

looks like heaven! We're going in two weeks and I hope we do as well on the flight :)

Christine said...

Holy Cow! These photos are amazing!!! It looks like a fabulous time... and I'm super jealous of your flight. (We just got home from a trip to Chicago where we didn't take off until after 10:30... fun. times....)

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