For those it doesn't work out for, here are a few pictures from mine and Jase's Southern Caribbean Cruise. . .
Our ship, Adventure of the Seas, docked in Aruba
Sunset in Aruba
Exploring a Shipwreck
Returning to the ship after a wonderful day!
I don't shop much, but the mall inside the ship was still impressive to me.
Dressing up for Dinner
Swimming in St. Thomas
We really enjoyed all of the live music on board
Riding the boat before Parasailing
Incredible View of the Ship
Heading home after a week in Paradise(See Jase's great tan!)
LAST, but definitely not least . . .thank you to my parents for keeping the kiddos while we were away(this was not easy for especially me to be away from them for so long). Jarrod did a great job being BIG BROTHER to Jordan and helping Grammy. I know he had a good time playing trains with Uncle Bill, Beating Kevin at UNO, Playing cars with Grammy,Going to the Police Department with Anthony, Getting in wood & going to work with Pawpaw & Uncle Sam, Playing with Aunt Kit, Chandra and Aunt Di, Visiting Granny's and Grandpa's, and if I left something out, I'm sorry. You all kept them busy or maybe I should say, They kept y'all busy!:) Jordan is crawling very well now thanks to Jada and Chandra. . . Her personal coaches! She perfected that at Grammy's house. I'm planning on another trip to Good 'Ol Virginia between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanks everybody!! Love you all!!
As far as the Cruise, it was a wonderful trip full of great memories and we are so thankful that it worked out for us to go. I'm ready to go next week . . .if I can take my kids this time!:)
Several milestones have been met in the past two weeks. Jarrod started Kindergarten September 2nd and Jordan is now 5 months old. Can you believe it!
Jarrod is doing great. We are homeschooling at the present. Right now, he knows just about everything we are studying. I'm still following the Lesson Plans though until he gets in the swing of things, then I'm sure we will pick up the pace. Both he and Jordan had checkups this week at the doctors office. It's so hard to believe how quickly they grow. Jarrod is a solid 50 pounds and
Jordan is now 16 pounds!
Speaking of Jordan, she is rolling over, back to front, and sitting up like a pro(has been for about 3 weeks now). She likes bananas, but that is as far as I've tested. She still does NOT like cereal(I really don't blame her. Have you ever tasted the stuff?). Still no teeth, but she is chewing on ANYTHING she can get her hands on. Talking about hands, that reminded me, she has discovered hers and it is so funny to watch her look and play with them.
One of our teens from Michigan got to stay for several days with us on the way back to college in Pensacola, FL two weeks ago. Thanks Dana! We had a really good time. Jarrod says he misses you and hopes you will come again to play policeman and cowboys. We are so proud of you!