Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bahamas 2010

I still don't have my other camera downloaded nor do I have photos from my sister in law but thought I would post a few of what I do have so far. We skipped the last day of school and flew to Nassau, Bahamas. From there we cruised for 11 days through the Bahamas on my parent's boat with them and my brother and his wife and two daughters. All ten of us on one boat for 11 days...I think it went pretty well!!! No one got thrown overboard! It was so beautiful and we had so much fun basically just swimming and beaching. Some islands had no buildings, some had a couple and one had a few more residents and an air strip.

First day - reunited with the cousins!

on the back deck one night

My sister in law and I still on the back deck!

On Fowl Cay where we took a water taxi for our only "fancy" dinner the whole trip. Lovely place.

If you look at the rope here...well, let's just say this did not end well for me.

Me and Husband#1 and Double A at Highbourne Cay...a private island with a marina and a store.

Me and my momma

Husband #1, me and Bumblebee taking a dinghy ride. The water was so clear everywhere you could see very deep...amazing sea life!

Husband #1 getting paddled around by Bumblebee in the kayak


Bumblebee played t-ball for the first time this year. Granted he is 5 and it was his first season, but Husband #1 and I are pretty sure this is not his game. We'll see what he wants to do next season. Keep in mind...I picked the photos where he was paying attention. I could do a whole other post with photos where he is facing the wrong way, waving his arms around, etc. He hated his hat because it "itched his head." He did like getting the team snack after the game was over!

Lucky Number 13

After the July 4th weekend festivities wrapped up Husband #1 and I jumped in the truck, left the kids behind and raced toward New Orleans before anyone caught on. Actually, it was pre-arranged but still fun! Monday July 5th was our 13th anniversary so we spent two nights in New Orleans being tourists. We ate all the seafood we could while it is still available non-oiled. We bought ourselves some art as our anniversary present.

We saw this street performer and at first glance he really looked like a construction worker until you noticed his ladder wasn't leaning on anything!
Where St. Louis meets Bourbon Street...literally and figuratively!!

Self portrait in front of St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square

Breakfast at Cafe du Monde!! Yummy beignets :)
Now we are home for almost two weeks without any children! I will drive down next week and pick them up and bring back my niece with us for a week long visit. We have various parties planned for this weekend and then I plan to strip the kitchen wallpaper next week. We have gone on trips without the kids but we have never spent time at home without them here. Well, there was a short period while we were packing to move here but that doesn't count since that whole two month period has been blocked out due to trauma :)

July 4th weekend

We traveled south for the July 4th weekend. Husband #1 had a family reunion in South Mississippi we attended on Saturday. It was held at his parents' cabin in the woods where they are building their forever home. We all agreed the reunion went very well and we got lucky on rain and not as hot and humid as it could have been. The next day we visited Husband #1's grandfather's grave for the first time. The kids had been asking about it and we wanted to see the stone and the military plaque. The kids put American flags on the grave on July 4th morning. Then we went to a mini, impromptu reunion for the other side of Husband #1's family.
Bumblebee with is crazy glasses from the pinata at the reunion...oh, and the prize possession, the pinata leg.
Double A putting a flag on her Greatdaddy's grave.

Us with Husband #1's parents and brother and sister at the reunion

Double A enjoying her lunch at the reunion
Bumblebee all decked out for the reunion. He does not have on his red, Cardinals "supervisor" in this photo but when he wears it he looks like he is ready for the pro golf tour!