I have way too many pictures of the last week so if you aren't in the mood, stop now.
|beautiful birthday flowers from J and E|
|guys, guys, are you awake yet, are you in there, come out!|
We went to the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium one of the afternoons. Don't ask me which day, its all a blur. I do know that we all enjoyed ourselves.
|My flower filcher's daily hibiscus gifts kept blowing off the porch,|
so we came up with an ingenious windproof bud vase
|Jesse and Erin stroll the beach|
As usual, the puzzle brought out the competitive side of Jesse and Erin. That,and they absolutely HAD to finish it before Christmas (their rules, not mine). This led to some lively discussions and twister-esque positions during happy hour.
|ahem...children, play nice|
|Ta Da! Finished with time to spare|
|ready for Christmas Eve dinner at Beach Bistro|
|the opening of gifts|
|Opening gifts is exhausting work|
|the sifter of sugar|
|the plate of beignets never makes it to the table it seems!|
|cleaning up stone crab claw carnage after happy hour|
|the son throws things at his mother to keep her from the kitchen|
|Jesse and Erin do all the cooking on Christmas Day|