Sunday, July 29, 2007

Still reminiscing...

Collecting sea shells...

Ross, Sophia, Joe, and Joseph- out on the sandbar.

While swimming in the warm sun, within minutes, dark clouds blew in with a cold breeze and we had to wrap up and run from the storm. It was quite dramatic... and really fun seeing as we come from the land of no storms. You can't really tell in the picture, but that's why Sophia's letting me hold her all wrapped up.
Enjoying Daddy... or "Raw!" (Ross), as she sometimes calls him. (The mimicking is beginning.)

Enjoying the sunset...




Two adorably dirty, little, dirty-blondes.








Did I mention that Sophia loves the water? Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that that's all we've done all summer out here. But she's been abnormally fearless in the water since last summer when she was just 9 months to a year. It was scary then because she wasn't coordinated enough to use floaties or anything but wanted to be let go of. Total water-lover. I've realized that she loves it beyond her months, especially when we get comments and gasps from strangers when we let her jump in with her floaties without catching her. She's always loved going under water and always hated being held on-to in the pool, and now that we discovered floaties, she can be FREE! She loves it. It made me a little nervous in the ocean since it is... the ocean, and is rather large, and she wasn't wearing her floaties and still likes to be free. So I know it looks like we left her out in the middle of the ocean unsupervised, but I'm pretty sure Ross just stepped out of the frame. She's our little fish.
So Monday thru Wednesday were pretty much filled with beach and pool time, which I've just about covered in pictures. (I can't promise there won't be stragglers for weeks to come, when I'm wishing I was somewhere with natural water.) But the last full day of our trip was spent on a boat exploring the many islands around Marco Island. You can imagine how many pictures I took considering there were two cute kids in life jackets, a handsome husband driving a boat (something very appealing about that to me :)) and a very up-close and personal dolphin experience. I think I'll save those for another post.

6 comments:

Missy said...

We had better get 1 full body shot of you Miss Lillie so we can see that there really is another baby on the way. I'm only half believing it right now.

My favorite picture of all time on your blog - the one of the husbands with the babies on the sandbar. Oh my. Love it.

Lindsay & Weston said...

You have the cutest little family. I love it. You look beautiful in the picture of you and Sophia. I agree with Missy....we need a full body shot! If I can post one...you sure can. :)

Brandon or Michelle. said...

I think you take GREAT PICTURES TOO! i loved so many of them..the little girl in the VAST beach and ocean at the end, the sunset behind the people ones, the one with ross giving her a daddy's KISS (can't WAIT for a daddy kissing baby girl shot of my own), the sepia one at the very beginning..you do so well, I love it!

I think it's great that you can keep blogging about it too..hopefully it makes the memories last longer, and the "back to normal life" a little more bearable.

we just went to a pool where zane could jump off the edge, go under, then stand up and be fine (much like yours, right? only a foot deep or something)..we were SO proud of him for doing it by himself..then we went inside and he beelined it for the normal pool, just about jumping in as he had done in the little pool. heart attack city. I gotta get me some of those floaties. :)

love when you blog, thanks!!

Becky Freestone said...

i am with missy, i think you need to post one picture of your tummy. i have noticed that you have creatively covered your stomach in every pic. the pic's are all really cute though. you should consider photography.

The rlmmmmcaress Family: said...

Are you sure you are not being paid for doing marketing for Marco Island? Or perhaps motherhood?

S.A.S. said...

Love the sandbar pic too! How about that one w/ Sophia giving the side-long glance? Her cheeks and dimples are too much. Beautiful.

I'll amen the belly shot desire - didn't you used to take pics to SHOW us how far you were along? I'm ready for one of those - right now I just see a skinny, gorgeous face and little arms.