Friday, August 22, 2008

The E's with Brittany

This summer Brittany watched the E's, but now is off to Baylor for the school year. While she was here, she took pictures and video of them all and gave it us as a gift. Below are some of the photos.......

Thursday, August 21, 2008

First Day of School for the E's - 2008/2009 School Year

Today was the first day of school for the kids. We had to wake all of them up. Ethan was wide-eyed and woke up right away, but Emma opened her eyes then pulled the covers up to her chin trying to go back to sleep. She takes after her daddy and loves her sleep! I took Ethan and Emma to school while mommy took Evan to school. Mommy said Evan was not a fan of his new school. I am sure it is just because they are new teachers and classmates as well as a new place. It will just take time to get used to his new school. When I took Ethan and Emma to school, Grammy was there to greet them. They went into the cafeteria, Ethan showed Emma where to go, made sure she was settled in, then bolted off to be with his classmates. He was a very good big brother. Emma seemed excited and a little nervous. There are only 2 kids in Emma's class but Leah is her teacher, so that will be good for her. She will have a familiar face.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Destin 08 - Day 6

Day 6 - This is our last day in Destin. You know how difficult it is to get all the stuff you need to go to the beach. You have to have beach chairs, umbrella, umbrella stand, boogie board, shovels, pails, beach towels, flip flops, cooler with snacks, water, juice, etc, and the wagon to hall it all. Oh yeah and the kids in their swimming suit. Well we forgot one important thing today - THE CAMERA! So no pics of the beach today. However it was great, it was a yellow flag day which is medium hazard. The water was great but it was definitely a hot weather day outside.

So instead of pics of the beach we thought we would show you pics from our upstairs deck/balcony and the boat we've been taking out. Tonight we went down to the harbor and watched the airshow that happens every Thursday and then came back to the house and watched fireworks from our balcony.

We all had a great day but are ready to pack up and come home. See ya'll soon!

Destin 08 - Day 5

Day 5 - Scott and Ethan went and played golf. Then later we went to the beach, the waves were very calm and the jellyfish were scarce. Ethan caught 6 little fishes and again was elated as to his ability to be a great fisherman. We ended our evening with a visit back to Kara's favorite restaurant McGuire's, where they hang dollar bills all over ther restaurant. They have appx 300,000 throughout their restaurant.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Destin 08 - Day 4

Today was the best day by far according to Ethan and Kara. Ethan caught his first fish in the ocean. It was a catfish and was bigger than Daddy's. Ethan's thumbs up pose says it all for Ethan. He was so pumped and it excited.

Kara thought is was the perfect day because there was NO jellyfish at Crab Island today. We spent the entire day there swimming and fishing. That made the day absolutely perfect especially for Evan who cant get enough of the water.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Destin 08 - Day 3

Day 3 and we just took it easy today. We went shopping in the morning, and Kara got a Coach purse. After shopping for a couple of hours, we ate at a pizzeria and headed back to the house. We went out to the beach again only to find that the waves were a little rough. In fact, the beach life guards weren't allowing anyone out to swim in the ocean, which is probably because of hurricane Eduardo. We did not have any bad weather or winds though. There are still some jellyfish but not as bad as it was the first day we were here. We just played in the sand, making sand castles, digging holes and killing the jellyfish we did see. For dinner we had Carrabba's...and as always, ate too much there, then went back to Shakes and enjoyed some delicious custard. I think we may get on the boat again and hit Crab is hard here!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Destin 08 - Day 2

Day 2 in Destin turned out great! We woke up to no rain and pure sun! We took the pontoon boat out today to Crab Island. This is right under or past the Destin bridge where all the boats go to in pretty shallow water and then just hang out and swim and maybe even catch some crab. The jelly fish were out in droves. But mommy and daddy protected the kids and no one got stung. You will see one picture below of how big some of the jelly fish were. They ranged in size from a softball to a basketball. Ethan was NOT a fan! But the other 2 were not affected. After we left crab island, Ethan our new found fisherman, insisted that we cast out a few times before heading back to the house. Scott caught a catfish probably about 8 inches, there is a pic below. All in all it was a great day and we are all now exhausted and ready for a nap.