Sunday, January 25, 2015

Weekend in FL - Day 1

We just got back from a long weekend away in FL.  We left on Thursday afternoon and made it to Gigi and Papa's around 10:00 PM.  We were excited to see their new retirement place there and the kids were beyond excited to see them!  Despite everyone waking up early for school that day, they all got their second wind and were wide awake at 11:00 when I finally declared it bedtime!

The next morning we got up and checked out the fun and active lifestyles there.  We rode on golf carts to breakfast at one of the town center area, which the kids thought was a blast.  After feasting on donuts we checked out the entrance of the town center, complete with statues of cows, bulls, and horses.

This town center had a western feel to it and it was so neat to see all of the buildings, shops, and restaurants with that western flair.

We just loved getting a glimpse of what retired living will be like for them when they are there.

From their house we loaded up and made the hour and 1/2 drive to see Robby's grandmother.  We were sad that Aunt Sharon wasn't feeling well, but happy to be able to visit Great Grandma.  We picked her up and went out to lunch!    The kids are growing up so fast that it is always a treat for us to get to spend time with her.  She even had sweet little treats for the kids to keep them entertained in the car after we left.

Lastly we made it to our final destination for the day!  Our awesome friends were eagerly awaiting our arrival after they got home from school and our kids were beside themselves to finally be there.  These sweet kiddos always pick up right where they left off months ago and have the best time playing together.

The girls played American Girl Dolls and pretended to have puppies they were taking care of while Hudson entertained himself with monster trucks, airplanes, and race cars.  The best part about them all playing and getting along so well is that the parents get plenty of catch-up time together!

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