Jeff, Marissa, Jocelyn, Ellie, Caden and James

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Muesum of History and Science

Today we went to Museum of History and Science with the Pritts. The kids really enjoyed all the fun exhibits and the star show in the planetarium. Afterward we ate a picnic lunch at the Friendship Fountain next door.Jocelyn , Lauren and Ellie

the little brother rocking the girls playing in the tree housethe water part, even Caden loved putting things down the water. Me and the giant bugs!
I had the kids stand in front of this giant Praying Mantis and they were almost all smiling for the picture. But I did not take it fast enough because it started to move and all the kids B-lined it away from the giant moving insect. It was hilarious - I did not know it was going to move either. We all were a little scared.
Here is a picture with its arms extended
the kids at the river walk in Downtown Jacksonville. As you can see Ellie is ready for a nap.
Lindsay and the whole crew at Friendship Fountain

We sat down to eat lunch and then we got attacked by the birds. They were not one bit scared of us. The kids had fun chasing them away but they always came back.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hanna Park and Beach

We went to Hanna Park and the Beach with a few fun families this weekend. We had a BBQ and played at the park then hit the waves at the beach. It was so much fun we all were very tired after a full day of play.

Jeff and Matt Wallace body surfing

the kids playing in the sand & collecting shells

at the kiddie water park

Caden not so sure about being under the faucet. Caleb W. making sure he is O.K.

Jocey, Lauren Pritt and Ellie

the girls

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Rub a dub dub- three kids in a tub

The kids got in the "HOT TUB" (as Ellie calls it) after we went swimming last night. The kids love playing in the bath. As soon as I turn the water on Caden starts kicking his legs so hard, he gets so excited to join his sisters. You think they would all be sick of the water after swimming for an hour. But no- it is still so fun and they never want to get out!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hands on Children Museum

Ellie filling her shopping cart at the store

Caden loving the play money
Jocelyn loving being the checker and cashier
the girls on the "Stage"

It has been kind of raining this weekend so the kids and I tried out the Children's museum in Jacksonville. It was especially fun for the girls because we did not bring a lot of toys and dress ups with us to Florida. They had lots of different stations such as: a grocery store, a kitchen, slides and ball pit, post office, a stage with dress up clothing, puppet show stage and puppets, wheelchair basketball, a baby room with lots of fisher price toys and little bikes and much more. Here are a few pictures of the day.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Beach at St. Augustine

Jocelyn and Andrew preparing for the Cannons to Fire!
Ellie playing with the sand on the Beach. Caden eating the sand from the beach
Jocelyn building with the sand on the beach
The kids at the splash zone right off the beach. A great idea to get rid of all the sand!

St. Augustine

Waiting for the ferry to take us to Fort Matanzas (a fortress that has been there since 1740, it protected Spanish St. Augustine from British encroachment)
Caden our "Smiley Boy" loving it in the backpack.
By the cannons and our guide in costume at the fort.
looking at the beds the soldiers slept in

Climbing to the top for a better view with the Wallace boys.

Friday, July 11, 2008


Jacksonville is so beautiful. We are having a great time here. The other night we went to the beach to play in the waves and to collect seashells.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fireworks on the BEACH!

Ellie's turn on the slip-n-slide. Can you tell she loved it!
Jeff and Matt and kids building a sand castle.
The girls with their sparklers ( you can't tell very well with my flash- sorry)
Ellie Cheesing it up
Returning home fast asleep after a fun filled- long- day. We had a wonderful 4th of July.

Fourth of July Activities

We Went with the Wallace family to a park here in Florida. It was really fun with lots of activities for the kids. Here are a few of them.

Jocelyn and Ellie crossing the Bridge.
Ellie at football training camp- in a dress!
Caden and Adam Wallace trying to stay cool in the shade.
Wallace boys and the girls playing musical chairs.
Jocelyn on the jumping slipin slide.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

More fun on the road

In the Box seats watching the horse races.

In Nashville, Tennessee at the Grand Ole Opry. Jocelyn and Ellie hanging out by a big fish.
It was a great road trip - a little long - but very fun and eventful.