Beach exercise

Beach exercise

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The time between trips



Even though we now live in a sticks and bricks, it often seems that I think of events as how they relate to our travels.  Thus between Anneke's return from The Netherlands and our trip north later this week, we have been rather busy.

 Our daughter Heather hosted a baby shower at our house which proved that our new home is great for entertaining. 







This year Easter included a well planned Easter party /egg hunt at Hurlburt Air Force Base for the small kids.  This was a lot of fun for the young and old alike.  Victoria was not that interested in getting the most eggs, but she enjoyed studying all the ones she did find.










Our daughter Gretchen from Georgia and grandson Aleister came down to help celebrate Anneke's birthday.  They also brought  a big surprise for Victoria.  Her first motorized vehicle.  Aleister is really into these and wanted Victoria to share his interest.  It did not take her very long  for her to be comfortable with it.  She jumped right in and had the thing figured out very quickly and was driving all over the place.  Of course, she did have a complete escort everywhere she went.




During the rest of the visit Aleister and Victoria got to know each other a little better and no really big fights broke out:)  We also took Aleister for a visit to the local privately owned zoo.  I think this was a big hit.









Finally we had a dinner for Anneke's birthday, which also marked the largest gathering for dinner we have had  so far in the new house.




10 comments:

Jim and Sandie said...

Your home really is a wonderful place for parties and family get togethers. Those grandkids are so cute. And I love the new car.

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

What a cute header photo. Aleister and Victoria look like to delightful kids.

Happy belated birthday, Anneke. Your new home looks lovely.

Sue and Doug said...

happy birthday to your lovely wife! sure sounds like the two of you are keeping yourselves very busy!!

Laura said...

It is wonderful to see you making such good use of your house! Family gatherings are the best.

The red car reminds me of my 3rd birthday - I got a red racing car, but it was pedal powered. I loved that car. I hope Victoria has as much fun with hers! (gosh she is growing up quickly).

Phyllis said...

We have a couple of granddaughters who sure would love that car. Good choice!

Gail Houle said...

Happy Birthday, Anneke!
Your home looks lovely and your grandkids are both adorable :) Nice that the cousins could spend some time together.

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday a bit late Anneke. Looks like your Florida home is just made for family fun.

Rick Doyle said...

Happy Birthday, Anneke.

Great header photo of the kids!

I can't believe how much Victoria has grown since the last time I saw a photo of her. She is beautiful!

E Squared and Mui said...

Great family time ... that's why you came off the road.

Mike and Terri said...

Happy belated birthday to Anneke! You've been up to all kinds of family fun!