Saturday, December 31, 2011

Key West- Part 2

Thursday morning, we once again got on our bikes and headed into town. We stopped at a wonderful French bakery for some croissants and donuts.

Then we decided to take the Key West train tour. The boys did great during the 90 minute tour of the city.
It was a great way to see the sites and learn some history! James loved conductor Bob and he even got to sit in the captain's seat!
Blake slept through much of the tour.

We met up with the rest of the group at the infamous Sloppy Joe's for lunch. We ordered sloppy joe's (go figure).

James loved the live music.
He stood by the stage during most of our lunch.
Thursday afternoon we enjoyed more beach time before ordering in pizza. Friday morning the guys and Gillian took a deep sea fishing adventure. They caught a ton of fish!

We ended the night at Camille's restaurant where they cooked all of this fish that everyone caught. From what they all said, it was DELICIOUS!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Key West- Part 1

We headed to Key West Monday morning and had two uneventful flights. The boys did great on both! James loves to hang out in the cockpit before we take off. He is getting spoiled by lots of nice pilots.
It was so nice that Blake had his own seat too.
James was really excited when we finally made it to our hotel!
He went right to the beach.
They also went right to the beach in their pj's after they woke up Tuesday morning
Working hard on serious projects
This is James' "I'm trouble" face! We spent most of the day at the beach and pool.
The whole group before heading to dinner at the "Southern Most Beachhouse Restaurant".
Our family.
A picture from the balcony.

Tuesday morning we rode bikes into town and checked out a French Creperie. It was so yummy and worth the 20 minute wait!

Tuesday afternoon we came back to our hotel to play at the beach and swim in the pool!

Wednesday evening we headed back into town to Mallory square for dinner with some of my dad's business friends. There was a cruise ship getting ready to depart which was fun to watch!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


We had a wonderful Christmas day. We first celebrated Christmas at home with the boys and then around 9:00, we headed to my parents for the rest of the day. James was VERY disappointed and confused there wasn't any snow this year. This was his first Christmas without snow and he questioned whether it was really Christmas all day. His new guitar and firetruck from Santa made up for it though!
Blake was pretty excited about his drum set from Uncle Seth. He was content playing in his highchair for a long time.
The big kids and James.
Blake was not thrilled about the horse.
James' adorable new hat and mittens from Gia and Papaw. It was warm enough to play outside!
Our sweet family of 4!
Blake spent a lot of time in Piper's cage. He loves it in there!
He also loves to climb the stairs!
James was thrilled to get a new grill just like Daddy's!
Papaw and Blake with the doggies. Blake gets so excited when he sees a dog.
Abby and David refurbished a computer for James to have. It is all decked out with a toy story screen saver, games, family photos, and kid music. What a gift!
I think his favorite part of the day was singing Happy Birthday to Jesus and eating cake!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011