Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Birthday Boys

We celebrated the birthday boys on Saturday in Seffner - Wesley turns 9 on the 28th and Daryl turns 43 on the 29th. Grandmommy made some great cakes. A Florida Gator cake for Wesley and a giant Reese' Cup Cake for Daryl! 

Wesley was excited with all of his presents: Amazon gift card, Nerf gun, Star Wars Legos, remote control car, Pokemon cards, and new KD Nike shoes. 

It's amazing how much smaller the grownup pile of presents is when just about everything is an Amazon gift card! Plus Daryl got a Bucs coffee mug and when his new Bucs jersey finishes taking the scenic route around Florida with Fedex, he'll have one of those too! 

And of course, birthday weekend always falls on Rivalry Saturday! This is a family divided! 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thanksgiving and Cousin Time

Most of us enjoyed a super great Thanksgiving feast on Thursday; 
everyone except Daryl who woke up sick!! He spent the day resting. 

The kids had lots of cousin playtime which they enjoyed!!! 

On Friday for Family Fun Day, we drove out to Riverview in the afternoon to see our nephew Micah's Eagle Scout project at the RVR Horse Rescue. He built two shelters for them and then put in 300 feet of new fence line. 

In the evening we headed out to Straub Park in Saint Petersburg for their tree lighting. The kids played in one of the big banyan trees for a while. 

Fortunately Daryl was feeling well enough to join us for this outing! 

And here's the cousins all together hanging out! 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Little Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration

We spent the day before Thanksgiving hanging out as a family of five at Disney. We always love Disney's Wilderness Lodge, especially when it is all decorated up for the Christmas holidays. We explored around the resort and then went to the Whispering Canyon Cafe for lunch. 

From there we headed over and explored the rest of the new Disney Springs shopping area that has opened up including the Town Center Mall. It was a nice way to relax and to kick off the holiday! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Being Wesley

Our middle son and his dog....

He's also a dancing man and can't even control it in the aisles when shopping for school supplies! 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Science Fair Fun

While Davis and I were camping, Baba and the big boys were working on science experiments. Wesley popped three different kinds of popcorn to see which would have the fewest unpopped kernels.

And Parker melted three different kinds of chocolate to see which kind took the longest to melt. 

Hats off to Baba and these boys for getting a good jump on the science fair projects!!!