Spring Break


Lana and Calli at Manasota Beach

Spring Break!  Well I wish it were warmer but the weather isn’t a problem to the kids.  As soon as it stopped raining they were in the pool (water was 90 degrees)  while the adults sat around and watched.  No, I take that back.  Brent, daddy of the year, was in the pool with the kids throwing them in the water while they did flips and dives.

Yesterday was sunny and beautiful but FREEZING.  We were on the beach in sweatshirts and jackets.  The Gulf was as wild as it is on hurricane days and the kids were in awe.  They had NEVER seen such waves (deprived children).  They loved it.  And we didn’t take our eyes off them as they got braver and braver.  Declan and Calli both got tossed by the waves and got fished out.

Later in the day we went up to North Jetty, the favorite surfing beach near us.  I remember one hurricane when I went up there and saw 50 to 100 surfers.   But it evidently wasn’t the right surf for surfers…none there…But, there WERE dolphins in the channel and tons and tons of shells… Successful trip.

The kids put on a talent show for us after dinner.  Hilarious.  Declan looks like a baby Elvis….what a wild man.

Another chilly day.  We’ll stall them and head for the beach later on when it’s a bit warmer.

I’m hoping to take the girls to yoga one of these days.  We’ve been moving really slowly in the morning.

Declan at Manasota Beach

Declan at Manasota Beach

Sand castle with Nana on Manasota Beach

Sand castle with Nana on Manasota Beach

Watching the dolphins at North Jetty

Watching the dolphins at North Jetty

Still having some trouble swallowing but nothing major.  I’m doing much better than I was earlier in the week and (finally) are beginning to gain a little weight. Thank goodness.  And I’m getting stronger…lasting longer.  When I’m tired, I take a nap or relax and let people wait on me.  Life is good.


16 thoughts on “Spring Break

  1. Children can play anywhere, anytime, in any conditions…wish we’d get some of that back!

    Jerri 521 Cedarwood Lane Venice, FL 34293 941-445-4118

    “People are like bicycles.  They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.”  Albert Einstein

  2. Karen Rafferty

    Love seeing the dolphins! When we were down we went to Venice beach and a huge school of stingrays went by close to shore. Everyone was thrilled!
    Kids don’t care about temps…isn’t that amazing? Enjoy those kids- I know you will. And good news about your building strength😄. Keep it up! Xo

  3. Awesome beach pics!

  4. Wendie Highsmith

    Perfect. Looks like enormous fun, and yu look wonderful! Enjoy, enjoy! Wendie


  5. Love the pictures! Does it get any better than being with grandchildren and dolphins?! Drink some milkshakes for me 🙂

  6. Looks as if “the Littles” are just what the doctor ordered! Enjoy!

  7. You look great, Mary! Nothing makes us happier than happy grandchildren.

  8. So glad you’re feeling better! You made my day!

  9. Beautiful pictures of your adorable grandbabies! Stay strong my dear friend as you capture all the love and hope sent your way.

  10. Kids have no nerve endings when it comes to playing on the beach and in the water! The delight shows so wonderfully in these photos. So glad you’re gaining a little weight and strength. Oh, may it continue.

  11. Deirdre Christman

    Love the photos. You must be beside yourself with joy! Funny, when I was the girls’ age, I would go in the water anywhere, anytime. Wonder what happened to me… Thank god for living vicariously through our grandchildren.

  12. So glad you’ve been able to enjoy Spring Break. I can feel the positive energy oozing out of every picture. It makes my heart smile. Love,

  13. Pixie Holbrook

    Heading to bed with images of your sweet photos to drift off with…

  14. Love the pics. What fun! Great to hear you are gaining weight and getting stronger. Keep it up.

  15. You’re looking well and happy Mary! Keep on keeping on, God bless, Jane

  16. You are definitely having more fun than I am!

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