Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas in Florida - Part I

A belated Merry Christmas, Internet. We were warming up in Florida, visiting Otto's family for the past week, and we had a great time.

Andy and Sam started the visit with a dip in Abue and Abuelo's pool. Otto was kind enough to go in with the boys, as the water was a little chilly. Swim time lasted maybe ten minutes over all.

Later that evening Otto's parents watched the boys while Otto, Aaron, and I went to Tia Lydia's house for a cousin gathering. Below we have (from left to right) Daphne, Carlos, Suzy, Lydia, Raquel, Yvonne, Aaron, me, Otto, Sindi, and Sandra. Orlando is in there, too, but you can't see him; serves him right, because he kept tickling Suzy and making her jump - this was the only picture where she was able to look at the camera!

The next afternoon we went fishing on Otto's parents' boat in the Keys and stayed the night. Andy and Sam are sitting with Tia Vittoria on the way out to sea.

Abue got a fish!
And now Abuelo - hello dinner!

The boys helped catch a couple, too, but mostly had fun running around the boat to see what people were pulling in, and taking bait to others.
One of these birds torpedoed right over our heads and into the water to catch a fish - the sound of it speeding through the air was quite loud.

Heading back to shore.

More on the trip to come....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So glad to see you guys again. We really had a good time and now we miss you.
Very niece pictures. I can't wait to see the rest of the story.


Tia Tere