Monday, March 24, 2008

Sunshine State...Here We Are!

Here's the whole group pictured together at the Florida state line. We had great traveling weather with beautiful sunny skies the whole trip, but when we arrived at Sarasota, we were greeted with rain. By Easter morning it stopped, and we woke up bright & early (6am) to attend a sunrise service right on the beach. It was a pretty cool service and we guessed that over 2,000 were in attendance. The Easter service was the first time we were on the beach since arriving in Florida, and Caedmon couldn't stand still with a beach full of soft white sand surrounding him. It was all we could do to keep him from getting sand on everyone sitting around us. Who could blame him? It was fun to see his excitement.

Easter Sunday was spent doing what we came to Florida to do...playing in the sun! Kaiya was so brave...a little too brave in the water. She is fearless! Caedmon on the other hand has more of a fear of water, but by the end of our first day, he was swimming all over the pool and having a blast.That evening our cousins, Andy & Danielle, invited us over to be a part of their family Easter celebrations. Caedmon had a blast playing with their boys and we loved spending the evening with their family. Kevin's Grandpa & Grandma were there as well and it was great to see them again.Even though Danielle and I rarely see each other, it feels like we can always pick right up where we left off. She's so fun & always great to talk to.

Today was a great start to our vacation! Happy Easter!


heather said...

Wow looking good in the sunshine state! Lucky you to be in the pool. LOoks like a lot of fun. I love Kaiya's swim floaties. Where did you find them??? Are there ruffles on those arm floats? WOW!

Looks like a good family reunion too. Can't wait to see more pictures of the beach. GLad you can post about your vacation.

Sherri said...

I found the ruffled floaties at Wal-mart. It was the first time that Kaiya has ever used floaties and I wasn't sure how she would do. She swam like a little fish with them.