April 2-May 3
Trip to Pensacola, FL
How cute is that?
Day at the beach and pool
Getting buckets of COLD ocean water to make sand castles
Flying a frog kite
Perry flying a kite while Daddy checks his Blackberry
Ella flying the kite
Luca shoveling sand into his Lightning McQueen bucket
Digging with Papa
Perry doing some crazy exercises on the beach
3 of the 5 Portofino towers
3 kiddos by the ocean
Swimmin' and hot tubbin'
Gorgeous infinity pools overlooking the sound
Working on their back floats
Dinner at Flounders
Luca thought this junky truck was Mater so he wanted a picture with it
Playing on the playground
Papa Steve sliding down on his belly
Grandma Deb opted for the regular slide method
Not so good weather = indoor pool day
Wedding rehearsal and dinner
Getting ready to go to the rehearsal
Getting instructions from the coordinator
Ring bearers and flower girls
Luca loves kiddie cocktails and blowing raspberries
Luca and Ella lining up the shamrock confetti pieces
Cocktails and cake
Luca opening his ring bearer gifts
Ella displaying her flower girl gifts
Perry opening her gifts
Courtney and Andrew's wedding
Ella's hair do
Perry's hair do
Daddy walking Grandma Deb and Papa Steve down the aisle...Great Uncle Marvin leading the boys to the altar
They did such a good job!!
Here comes the bride!
Ceremony...short but sweet!
The happy couple
Trying to get a family pic
Rogan family...cute kiddies
Kiddie cocktails and cookies!
Re-enactment from Angela's wedding
Not 1, but 2 suckers!
Perry is a dancing machine!
So is Ella
We love to dance!
Luca made some new friends
Having fun with Tommy and Daddy
Luca's THIRD birthday!!
Naval Air Museum
Ella has big hair in Florida humidity!
Ella and Perry flying a plane
The birthday boy!
He really knows what he's doing in there!
My future Blue Angel pilots
Gotta put the seatbelt on!
I let my kids play with heavy artillery
Blue Angels...Daddy with one of his idols
Someone's in heaven
Birthday party back at the condo
Racecar cake by Grandma Deb
Luca loves "cob corn"
Happy birthday my sweet boy!
Luca is ALL about the cake
Mater book and money...what more can ya ask for?
Thanks to everyone who came!
We were all ready to go but Luca was still sleeping (turned out he had a sinus infection...poor guy!)
A few more presents
Perry and Ella scored some too
Mother's Day Tea at Perry and Ella's school
Ella has been wanting her hair cut short for a LONG time now...I finally gave in and cut it
I'm sad, but she loves it. She told me she wanted it "like Perry's". Now we'll see how many people get them confused...LOL!
Jakob's cowboy birthday party
Ella agreed to wear the vest and Perry wore the hat and neckerchief...Luca would not wear any cowboy gear
Mother's Day at Grant's Farm
Riding the tram
Longhorns and buffalo
Riding the carousel
Daddy, Mommy, and Luca fed the goats from OUTSIDE the pen
Papa, Grandma, Uncle Julio, Aunt Angela, Cousin Noel, Perry, and Ella went INSIDE the pen
Feeding and petting the goats
Sisters...Luca looking at the elephant
There's a smile from our crabby boy
Elephant show...Mickey provided some good entertainment
Papa and Perry
Petting the donkeys
Trying to get a shot of the mamas and the kiddos
We were the first ones there, so we helped ourselves to the food and put Dora on the TV
We even saw batting practice
A picture of Teppie with ALL the grandkids...Emily, Zach, Ben, Courtney, and Mommy
Ella spotted this owl in our backyard while we were eating
I have never seen a real live owl before!!! So pretty!
The kids (and Morgan) with Miss Virginia...the kids with Teppie
Luca's 3rd birthday party
Wall cling decorations
Cupcakes...made by Mommy
Lightning McQueen cake...made by Daddy
The favors and the food
Some of the funny food names
Swingin' and boucin'
Luca hitting the pinata
Ella and Perry
Noel and Cate
Drew and Jack
Yup that's Ella eating a Blow Pop
This is what I get when I ask for a smile
Had to re-light it because he blew out the candle too soon
There's a better smile!
With Lightning McQueen
Getting ready to ride the balloons
During the ride
Tazmanian Devil ride
Small choo choo ride
Tweety bird ride
P&E rode it over and over and over again!
Perry and Ella also rode the Mine Train roller coaster!!
This picture is sponsored by...Capri Sun!
Sleeping on the way home from Champaign, IL
Passing through downtown...snapped these with my phone
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