Tuesday, December 8, 2009


WE MADE IT! The kids and I took off for sunny (overcast & humid) Miami on Thursday for my brother's wedding and their 1st beach experience! As you can see from the MANY pictures I posted yesterday, they had a fabulous time! We started off Thursday evening heading to the beach w/the kiddos, we heard the weather wasn't going to be great so we wanted to be sure they got some beach time! Madison LOVED the water! It was a tad too COLD for Austin! He prefered the SAND! Friday morning we were up and off to the beach again, we even had some sun peek out for part of our day! Pa-Pa went with us, and Pa-Pa and Maddie had a fabulous time out in that not so warm water! We built sand castles, and buried Maddie in the sand. It was a all together great time! Friday night was the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. The kids did great! Dinner was AWESOME! Hats off to Ortanique on the Mile in Coral Gables! If you get the chance to go, the food was fantastic! (SO WERE THE MARGARITAS!) Saturday brought another busy day, we shopped at Lincoln Road Mall, and had some awesome pizza at Pizza Rustica. It was drizzly, and SO HUMID! Back to the hotel for a non-nap, and getting ready for the wedding! With a slight delay the kids did awesome in their roles as flower girl & ring bearer! Maddie took great pleasure in the dropping of her purple rose petals! Austin walked right with her until about half way down the aisle when he spotted Biddy and took off running! But even that was met with laughter and provided some entertainment! Austin went to sleep during the 1st hymn, a true BLESSING! As the wedding was lovely. We followed it with pictures, then the reception. Note: Please do not provide children in wedding clothes with pasta with RED sauce for dinner! HOT MESS! We made it through dinner then took off back to the hotel. Mommy was tired of refereeing the silverware sword fighting! LOL!! Sunday took us to visit the Jungle Island in Miami. It's a pretty cool place and was easy to do in just a few hours before we had to get to the airport. The kids had a blast here! They saw lots of animals, even a LIGER! The airplane ride home was OK. Austin slept the 1st 2 hours which was AWESOME! But then...he woke up, refreshed and raring to GO! Luckily the people sitting around us appreciated a laughing/chatty child. I guess that is much better than a screaming one! All in all it was a good trip! But Mommy will NOT be traveling by plane with both children, without DADDY, anytime soon!