On a recent trip to Naples, we visited with my super cute cousins, Ellie and Annie. Naomi and Eliza love them - I mean, they really LOVE them. I barely saw my girls all week. We had tons of fun visiting the beach, swimming in the pool, dyeing Easter eggs, baking cupcakes, etc. Here are some snapshots from the visit.
Eliza, Ellie, Annie, and Naomi - all wearing matching suits
Seriously. How adorable are they?
We love the beach. Isn't it gorgeous?
Eliza, Annie, and Naomi reading - Annie read to the girls all week. When she would finish one book, the girls would bring her another. That's a lot of patience for someone who won't be 8 for another month :)
Annie and Eliza
Naomi and Ellie made the cupcakes - they are definitely the best bakers in the family.
The cupcakes were delicious!
So we ate dinner at a restaurant called, M Waterfront Grille, in Naples with the relatives. When Nan takes the girls to the shopping area by M, they always end up running through the fountains, getting soaked in the process. On this occasion, I told Na and Z that they could not play in the fountain - but Naomi asked me if she could just put toes in the water... with Nan's encouragement, I agreed. The above photo and following video is what happened.
Another perk of living in Tampa is Spring Training! We live less than 25 mins from Steinbrenner Field, the Yankees' Spring Training home. Now I should mention that while we are definitely NOT Yankees fans, we do try to root, root, root for the home team... unless they are playing the Cubs of course. And after all, our local high school is called Steinbrenner High.
David found us super cheap tickets last min on St. Patrick's Day. (I think it helped that the game was against the Astros.) It was 86 and beautiful. The girls did an amazing job - we stayed over 3 hrs, and they played, sang, and ate popcorn the whole time. Naomi even made friends with the old guys next to us. At the end of the game, David called out to one of the Yankees pitching coaches who threw a ball up to the girls. The girls were SO excited to catch a baseball. Here are some pics of the fun.
Yes Naomi wore that green party bowler hat during the game - nbd it was St. Patrick's Day.
We sat in the sun for about an hour before the shade moved in :)
David, Naomi, and Eliza
Here is Eliza learning to keep score. She liked making k's better than numbers.
Much of the game looked like this - Eliza playing on her Ipod, and Naomi talking to all the neighbors.
The rest of the game looked like this - Naomi eating popcorn and talking to the neighbors.
Naomi loves to take pictures of herself on my phone... especially "tongue ones"
She is such a nerd. I don't know where she gets it.
Even Daddy joined our fun.
We love baseball. Spring Training was FAB - even if we did have to root for the Yankees.
Have I mentioned lately how much we LOVE Florida? We took Gramma Dot to a local park on the coast to watch the sunset on her last day here in the Sunshine State. I took some pics of the girls playing on the beach. (Eliza is wearing the blue headband. Naomi is in the video.)
Okay so this video is a little old - like 3 or 4 months, but it was too funny. Naomi and Eliza decided to make up a dance, then spent the ENTIRE day learning it and practicing it. I still have no idea how it goes, but every time they sing this song, they do this exact dance...