Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Psalm 84:3

Friday, August 27, 2010

Gator Gear

Today marks day 5 at our new school. The kids rocked their Gator gear for school spirit.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

She's Crafty

She's crafty - she's gets my glue gun
She's crafty - she's always fun
She's crafty - she's never got a gripe
She's crafty - and she's just my type
She's crafty
Meloney with Stamping Up has always helped tweek my crafty side. Since we started a new school (mascot is an Alligator) she introduced me to a cute gator craft. She helped all us Gator Moms make Alli Gator and I suggested an apple for the teacher...

Being new to "Gatorland" I wanted my children's teachers to know I love volenteering. I had created these monkey cards awhile ago with Meloney using Stamping Up. Today, I took them out and tweeked them up to give out tomorrow. Inside this monkey jungle card says No Monkeying Around, I am here to lessen your paperwork mound. I have a one in five chance some teacher will 'want me'!

Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day Gators!

Our first day Gators were up and ready before the sun come up!
We found familiar faces before school started, we can't believe how many friends are at school this year.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Go Gators Go

We celebrated the end of summer with all our new gator buddies at Stevi B's!

New Places, New Faces

Our future Gators meet their teachers at their new school. This year marks the first school year all 5 kids are attending the same school.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lazy Lagoon Dayz

We are going to miss this...

Nicholas and his buddies Eli and Omar checked out the surfing conditions at the lagoon.

Sal and his buddy AJ explored the lagoon for sea life.

Emma and Eli started the sandcastle construction...

While Kelli collected snails. AJ and Omar started creating Snail World, a petting zoo for all collected sea creatures.

Vinny found the star of Snail World. (All creatures were safely put back into the sea)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday Treasure: Sarasota

Saturday, August 14, 2010

1 year and counting...

Dear Emma Paige,
You have had three mothers in your first 9 years of life, that alone is rough, but without the first sets of mothers, you would have never came to us. One mother gave birth to you in far away China and another adopted you and brought you to Idaho. Both mothers knew a better home awaited for you and August 14, 2009 you came 'home' to us. Even though this year has had some ups and downs, we think we have made that turn-around. You have finally found your forever family, Happy Gotcha Day.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Random Art?

So Sarasota has random art through out the city. Kelli loved the bigger then life turtle while Sal wrestled the giant alligator.

The marina had beautiful shade trees that held off the sun and rain!

Approach Island Park on Sarasota Bay and you will see people lined up for a photo with the town's biggest celebrity, the statue titled Unconditional Surrender. We too lined up too! During WWII a snapshot was taken of a Navy man returning to NY and his nurse girlfriend. Of all the art in Sarasota this was my favorite. Us by the dolphin pond isn't bad either ;-)

Coast to Coast

We enjoyed the beach at Longboat Key. The children explored the sand and surf for seashells, crabs and fish. Everyone tried to boogie board in the gulf.

It's Alive...

G. Wiz Science Center and boardwalk