Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Little Family Time Away from the Cold!

Rumor has it that in MN it is 20 degrees below zero. That is 50 degrees colder than the weather we had at Christmas time. Just doesn't seem right-brrrrrr! Our weather has been very nice in southern Florida but today the high was only 58 degrees. We still saw people on the beach!

This little one provides us with our daily dose of cuteness!
Everyone gets a kick out of her- she's just too cute!

We did lots of swimming!

Sarah is such a good swimmer, it is amazing! She is so graceful in the water!
There are so many things we want to continue working on but when we see her progress over the last year we are so grateful!

Katie and Johnny went parasailing! This was Johnny's first time! He loved it!

The rest of us stayed on the beach and watched them. The girls loved playing in the water. We asked them not to get wet but obviously they didn't have their listening ears on!

The water weighed down her pants! Her cute little bottom was just about peeking out of her pants! I think she would be a good construction worker in the future- she has the sag down!

Up, up, up and away!

Not only did she love the water she loves the wet sand!

Throwing it was especially fun!

Sarah liked chasing the seagulls on the beach!

Kind of a bummer when you are all wet and you trip and fall over a sand castle!

beautiful owl!

On New Years Eve we went out to eat at our favorite restaurant. Captain is always there to greet us. He was especially talkative today! He does have a mean streak so we all kept our distance!

He is very pretty BUT looks can be deceiving!


Karin said...

Beautiful photos!! Looks like you are all having a great time.

Tracy said...

Jean, That beach is absolutly beautiful. WOW! I know its a sin to be jeolous, so Im not, but man do I wish I were there to warm up my piggys. : )

Sue said...

Didn't know you were in Florida.....It is only -7 right now... not bad at all....Parasailing look like it was a lot of fun. I love the picture of Anna with her sunglasses on.

Judi said...

Hi! I came across your blog and just wanted to say that you have a beautiful family! My husband and I are also in our early 50's and are adopting from China. We have four grown children, one with special needs. Two are married and we have a grandchild on the way!

Jill said...

I am sooo jealous! LOL! It looks so beautiful and WARM there!! I would definately take high 50's right now!!! LOL!
Beautiful photos! Beautiful kiddos!
Enjoy the rest of your vacation!!

Pam said...

Ooooh~ Now THAT looks like the place to be!! What fun!

Jboo said...

Wow -- looks beautiful there and like so much fun!! It's the artic zone in Nebraska and around here, so you were so smart to head south!

Have fun!


Sally- That Girl! said...

So nice to see your big ones and your littles on a trip together!!! You must be in heaven!!!

David and Sarah said...

Looks like you're having a wonderful time!!

Janet and Kevin said...

Jean -

From snowball fights to the beach! How could this happen? I am so jealous of the warmth you are enjoying. I guess Beijing is really cold right now, too. It sure is cold in Indiana.

Have a great family time on your time away from home in sunny Florida,

Janet, Kevin, Ted, Philip, and soon to be home Eli

TanyaLea said...

Alright, you lucky lady, you!! ;)
58 is sweldering compared to the NEGATIVE twelve as I sit and type this! I wish I could've stowed away! Hopefully it warms up here on the tundra before you havet to come back home! Even with our so-called MN thick skin, I just can't get used to this COLD!!! The beach looks HEAVENLY! ;)

Have a blessed time!! <><
love, Tanya

P.S.>> I don't think I realized you were w/ CHSFS, too! Yep...definitely looking forward to that coffee date sometime soon! :)