Thursday, April 25, 2013

Jennifer, Luke and Emma Katherine in Florida

We picked up Jennifer and the children from Tampa International Tuesday late in the afternoon and drove 90 minutes to our home.  We have been enjoying having everyone here, but I have to be honest and say that raising children is definitely for younger adults.  Jennifer is a wonderful mom with patience and understanding and possesses a great deal of tact in caring for a typical 2-year-old boy.

Tuesday we just hung out at our house. Today we went to the beach in the morning.  Here are six photos taken yesterday and today. We might go back to the beach tomorrow.

Luke has really enjoyed playing with Zoey.  He calls here Yoey.  Very cute.  Tonight he hand fed  individual pieces of kibble to Zoey, and she was incredibly gentle in taking them from his fingers.  It is nice not to have to worry about that.

Emma catches some Zzzzs with Mom in the Lanai.
Sometimes Zoey would seek "shelter" on Grandma's lap.
Three buckets from Ace Hardware and plenty of water keeps Luke engrossed for hours on end. He has really good fine motor control and can pour water from a small cup into the opening of other plastic bottles.
 Luke has become quite fascinated with the small Gecko lizards that run up and down the screens of the lania. Occasionally a small one finds its way inside as is the case here. Luke actually got to touch this one.

We have been enjoying great weather that has enabled us to have quite a few meals out doors.

I'll send more photos in a day or two.