Monday, May 21, 2012

Beach time


The summer is heating up in Florida and the beaches are calling my name.
Time to take off the boots and play in the water. 
Being a 5th generation Floridian, my summers growing up were full of hanging out at the beach- swimming, tanning, boating, jet skiing, and just relaxing.  I think my boys will follow me in my footsteps.  They love the white sandy beaches and playing in the water all day.  My (Michigan raised) husband has adjusted to this warmer climate and more relaxed lifestyle.
Here we are at Honeymoon Island State Park, or Dunedin beach.  It is about 30 minutes from our house.  It is a few miles north of the well known popular beach Clearwater.  It is an awesome local beach that is not overcrowded by tourists or real beach “bums”.  It is very family friendly and it has a HUGE area for kids to play in that is not very deep.  Fun sand bars, not too many shells, lots of soft sand.
Come check out our Beach Bums Facebook page if you like beaches!
Goal this summer.  Go to a new beach every other weekend.
I want to take my husband here:
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I think he will love it! The Florida Keys.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Daddy Day

I received an early Mother's Day present.  John took the two boys to Disney for the day and I was just able to relax at home (which really meant clean and do laundry, but at least it was quiet).  I had a very nice day.  I enjoyed every minute of it because my own quiet time happens rarely.  I knew the boys would be partying and they sure did.  John knows how to have a good time.  


  

Sunday, April 8, 2012





We went to grammy's annual easter party on Saturday.  The boys had a lot of fun.  Grant was very competitive when it came to the egg hunt and the egg throwing contest.  It is funny to see how much more the little boys care about these sorts of contests as they get older.  Garrett just had fun running around and watching Grant.  I love the picture of Garrett's fat hand counting the eggs.  He is still my baby in my eyes, but when I see these pictures I see how BIG he really is.  I love his fat rolls- he still has them even though he is 2! After the big party we headed over to Sea World.  I felt like a true Wirthlin....party, party, party~ no rest :) The boys loved all the sharks, whales, and fun sea creatures.  The shamu show was amazing.  It was worth the whole trip.  I think Grant wants to work at Sea World when he grows up.  It is his new favorite.  Fun weekend with the family.  Now back to work Daddy goes!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

my new niece

Here she is.  She is perfect and we love her so much!  I just wish I didn't have two crazy boys that are really loud, bc then I could stay and hold her ALL day.


Holding sweet babies like Addie makes me want to have another ~ oh no!!!!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Garrett and truck




Garrett is going thru an obsessive- compulsive phase about trucks, trains, and cars. There are certain cars he has to carry around and trucks he has to play with. This is one big reason I like getting him outside. To distract him away from his toys. And look what we found...a life size truck to obsess over. Perfect for Garrett!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Guacamole Salsa for the Young Women


We had a little afternoon pool party the other day and we just had to make Jenny's famous guacamole salsa. It was so good. And pretty much disappeared in about 30 minutes. I made it again the next day for the Miamaids. One of my Miamaids moved up to Laurels and gave me a special request for food. Of course I obliged. We had a nice little party on Sunday.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Boys Bouncing

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Thank goodness for daddy. Mommy could never do this sort of thing. I would be a sitting duck going against these crazy boys. Just happy that no one broke a bone (including John). He is surprisingly very bouncy!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Grant peeling corn






This is Grant having fun with corn. He peeled them and then lined them up. Such a Grant move. He is very precise and organized. So funny. He loves helping in the kitchen and this is a great way to play with food and not make a big MESS!. Kids love playing and I try to let my boys do it as much as possible.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Back to my roots...



I decided to dye my hair dark again. It has a little red in it too. I really like it. I like having darker hair for the summer bc we go swimming a lot and it can really dry out my hair. I know that bleaching can make that even worse. It is great for now. It fits my personality better I think. Now I just need to get a good tan.


Oma and Opa visit





Oma and Opa came to visit a few weeks ago. It was a lot of fun. We did lots of things: trips to Busch Gardens, eating stone crab, cooking, cleaning, Oma redoing my garden beds, and late night couch snoozing. We were lucky to have Brian come down for 2 days during the Romney Rally. The boys loved playing with Brian. He is a lot like John and likes to wrestle them. I think Grant thought he was John a few times- it was funny. We got to ride the cheetah (fastest roller coaster at Busch Gardens) while Oma and Opa watched the kiddies. Luckily there was no line! It has been years since I have been on a roller coaster...that was fun! The boys had so much fun spending time with Oma, she gave me lots of tips on how to raise spunky little boys. She is the expert, so I welcomed any new ideas. I will take all the help I can get! Here are some pics from the trip. I love Garrett's face with Oma, he is such a stinker! And he really does love her I promise :)


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