I will post more about pre-Florida and post-Florida later but this post is dedicated to our vacation. It definitely wasn't the vacation we expected. Tropical Storm Fay hung out in Melbourne for way too long! Yeah, the national news was doing live broadcasting about 10 minutes from David and Carrie's house. I can't tell you how many times my nephew, Dylan, said "It's still raining!" We arrived on Sunday, it was overcast on Monday and the rain moved in on Tuesday. Melbourne got about 30 inches of rain in 36 hours surpassing the record by a lot.
We still had a great time! Our cousin Bill came down from Pittsburgh on Thursday and the weather started to get better. We only see Bill about once or twice a year. Jeremy, Bill and David went charter fishing on the river on Saturday morning. Bill caught one fish and Jeremy caught a sailboat. Yep, had to climb on some stranger's boat and get the lure off. Jeremy loves to fish, but lately he doesn't have much luck (and I tell him fishing is luck and he begs to differ). :) Carrie, Dylan, Addie and I went to the beach while the guys fished. Bill left Sunday morning and the six of us went to the beach before we flew back. We had about a day or so of Florida sunshine. We don't get to see David, Carrie and Dylan much so if we were going to be cooped up indoors with someone for a few days we would prefer it be them. We watched the Olympics, played together, made dinner, ate seafood, slept and just hung out. Addie hated the ocean and sand (see the picture in the slideshow) anyways. She absolutely loved David and Carrie's pool! She would splash water in her face and wouldn't even care. She is a water baby just like her mom and dad.
Addison was wonderful on the plane! On the way there she was asleep before we were in the air and slept the entire way. It helped that the flight was during her nap. On the way back she slept for a bit (and only woke up because a baby behind us was crying), ate and then played. We were such proud parents. No worries!
It was so nice to be together as a family. We miss David, Carrie and Dylan already! It was hard coming back!
Enjoy the slideshow of pictures. I will post some videos later and more pictures and other updates soon. We are headed to the lake for Labor Day weekend so I may not post until next week. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!