August 2009


August 24, 2009

Visting Uncle Jason's house

Everyone say "cheese"

the boys playing outside

the Troublemakers

the girls playing inside with Uncle Jason's iTouch

Group Picture with all Grandkids

Group picture with all present and the next future grandkids.


August 17, 2009

First Day of School

Its technically only her first day of Kindergarten, but we made her a "SchulTuete" anyway.

Smiling away in her new Uniform.


and since it was Jonas' first day in his new classroom too, he got a sort of Schultuete as well.

And no one wants that screaming fit in the morning we he realizes that the big, candy filled thing is ONLY for big sister.



We went to the beach in Destin, Florida, one of the nicest beaches in driving distance.

Playing in the sand at the beach

Hmm, not sure about that water....




even on the beach - nap time

Anika Playing in the surf


There was a Pirate ship cruising the beach (they offer tours on it) and we waved at it...when it  turned and came towards us.

Anika was worried the Pirates would get off the ship and come and get her - better hold onto Daddy for protection.

Playing in the surf with Daddy

watch out, here it comes



Lunch on the beach

the next day we went on a short cruise up and down the coast to spot some dolphins

They let anyone drive these boats

Pool time, one can only take so much sand in one day

the next day we hit the beach is so much fun

sporting her new swim wear

Snack time

Making friends.

on the way  home, we stopped at the "Gulfarium" and watched a dolphin show


And then vacation was over and it was time to go back to the real world.