Friday, November 19, 2010

Thomas and Friends Go to the Beach

I kept telling Emma we were going to get on a big plane and have to get up really really early very soon...and she was a trooper.  3:30 a.m. (yes, THAT early) I got her up...told her it's time to go bye bye and get on the big plane, bring ghost and grinch...she snatched them up and said "I'm Ready"  We had told her she could keep her Thomas PJs on...she did sleep or nod off, but very little getting to our destination...
2010 Florida Trip

We didn't have a direct flight unfortunately...but again she did great, and we finally got there...had just a little bit of time to enjoy the beach before meeting the rest of the gang for dinner...
2010 Florida Trip

2010 Florida Trip

2010 Florida Trip
We will have to do this more often...it's perfect being able to stay on the beach and then go back to your hotel room.  We knew she loved just the quick day visits, but this was much more enjoyable...
The next morning, we ALL met at the beach.  It was a small reunion of the families we traveled with to China from our agency group.  Emma and Thea here in the picture were "crib buddies" for the year they were together in the orphanage...  I think Emma would have had more fun with Thea and the other little girl, but they were both too touchy for her (not a bad thing).  Emma just needs "time" to get to know you before you get in her personal space...and...she got sick...right away too...so although we went to the beach it wasn't much of a vacation...
2010 Florida Trip

But Thomas and all of her friends came with us to the beach and we tried to make the best of a very tiring trip...
2010 Florida Trip

For the past three weeks, Emma has refused naps.  It had been pretty bad seeing her delirious, falling asleep during bike rides, fighting sleep as as hard as she can, being extremely moody...but then with the daylight savings time change, then the time difference in traveling, and her being sick...I felt like we were back in China getting her for the first time with about 10 steps backwards.  She was so spaced out...
2010 Florida Trip

She did enjoy the beach and loved being silly...even more sillier than normal...
2010 Florida Trip

Got in the pool a little...and when I picked her up in a towel, her head fell back almost like she had passed out...she was falling asleep...running on fumes...
2010 Florida Trip

2010 Florida Trip

Here are all three of the girls together...Emma got around them because of the bear ;)
2010 Florida Trip

And here is a group shot...missing four other families though...
2010 Florida Trip

We were about to have to call it a night after dinner, but once she found out we were about to see a pirate, she couldn't resist.  She was captivated by the entire show and wanted to get a picture with the pirate...
2010 Florida Trip

And scrapping the music's song this week by Jack Johnson "Upside Down" from the Curious George movie is way too fun!  It inspired me to scrap about how Emma loves books and going to Barnes and Nobles (that is until she stopped sleeping and just walks around in a daze now).
Well, thanks to Aunt Lisa, Dennis and I were able to away from Emma for the very first time for about four and a half hours...whohoo (yes!  the first time in a year and a half!)  Today is the opening of Harry Potter.  Although, I think with the latest trend in our days with Emma, I could have just sat for hours on end in peace and quiet being perfectly content...my love for Harry Potter was stronger.  Thank you, Aunt Lisa, for giving this worn out couple a chance to get away for a few hours!

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