Still trying to catch up. Part of my blogging absence was due to the 6 days we spent driving to Florida for an almost Maddex Boys family reunion (3 out of the 4 brothers were there, along with Grama DiPiero).
LeShayne was an awesome hostess, putting up with our junk all over her really clean house, cooking for us all, and making coffee for me in the morning. You rock.
Here is a photo journey of the trip. Please ignore the sideways-ness of some of the pics. I thought I had rotated them. And now I just don't feel like going back and fixing anything. Deal.
Chase found a kindred spirit in his cousin Tori. He lit up every time he saw her!
The boys at the beach- Aedan, Ian, and Tristan. Of course, I didn't have my camera with me when Ian actually got in the water. Trust me, it was cute.
My boys aboard Captain Memo's Pirate Adventure Cruise. Thanks to LeShayne for organizing such a cool field trip.
Chase likes the booty.
Arrrrrrgh! Yes, I got hit with the face-painting pirate and Ian avoided it.
They fired a cannon, but first gave out headphones? earmuffs? to protect the little ones' ears. The headsets shooshed Chase's cheeks up- too funny!
We had awesome fod at lunch on Sunday...but crappy service. It's ok. It made for lots of time to fool around.
All the older cousins (minus Taylyn in CO) put their best faces forward.
I call this one "Daddy Devours Baby".
Uncle Brett with his daughter, Aislynne, the youngest of the bunch.
Tori, Ty (an honorary Maddex), and Chase read books while the other kids and dads play frisbee at the park.
We wrapped up our stay with a swim in the pool. And what's an afternoon at the pool without popsicles?? Chase wasn't sure what to think about his...
Tori, Tristan, and Ian devoured theirs.
Chase loved the pool- we found a floaty that fit him. He spent lots of time splish splashing inside and outside of it. Ian tried water wings for the first time, but still needs Daddy to keep him afloat.