|Trying to get creative with ways to keep my 5-yr old son, Jack, engaged...we sorted, counted, and tallied the coin jar...he is the product of two nerdy bean-counters, I suppose!|
|Sassy stance by Caroline at local iconic Bearden's Diner in Rocky River...yummy burgers, fries, shakes (we try not to frequent too often!)|
|A rare moment of peace and cooperation in our house....Charlie 'teaching' Caroline how to work some puzzles.|
|We were all down and out with a mild flu-like bug in late Feb...Caroline cashed out on the couch.|
|Caroline patiently granite-shopping with Mommy for basement bathroom counter tops....luckily, she was entertained by ginormous cranes/machines used to move huge slabs of granite!|
|Another rare peaceful moment by Charlie and Caroline...random synergistic gig featuring cuddle time with Madeline doll|
Finally arrived on Captiva Island!!
After dinner, we went to the beach just in time to watch a beautiful sunset!
|I love these cool silhouette shots!|
|At Mucky Duck...I am pretty sure my kids were NOT supposed to be putting shells and other random elements into this strange free-standing ashtray, but with Corona in hand, sitting on a beach chair listening to Bob Marley, who cares!?|
|We were boarding a trolley at South Seas and I took this pic of my boys, only to discover later it was Ted Koppel (far left) riding with his (supposed) grandson....|
|Charlie and Caroline playing a ring-toss game at Mucky Duck...for some reason, my camera only focused in on Caroline's face in these pics...thought they were cute!|
|Another random sighting of Ted Koppel at Starbucks...identity confirmed via eavesdropping as follows...|
Barista: "What is your name?"
Mystery man: "Ted"
|Waiting for the trolley...merely utilitarian for Mommy and Daddy, yet a main event for the kids!|
|Walking to meet Daddy and the boys at the end of the dock to watch the Manatees|
|Dinner at another local favorite, R.C. Otters....live music was best on the island. Caroline agrees.|
|Passive and peaceful protest by Caroline, literally refusing to leave the pool on our last day.|