Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Florence, Phong, Charlie, & Lake Eola

Florence, Phong, & Charlie came out to visit us early November from sunny San Diego. Our kids got to meet for the first time. I must say, I was a little apprehensive because Violet was going through a sometimes-I'm-not-a-good-sharer phase but you know what? She loved Charlie. In fact, the morning after they arrived, she showed Charlie all of the ropes to our house. She even showed him her prized stash of books. She grabbed a book, flipped through the pages with him and narrated each scene with an emphatic, "Wow."

Their first day there, we took them to Lake Eola where they were having a arts and crafts festival. There is a cute little playground and we were able to get some adorable pictures of the kids.

What little kid doesn't like swings?

Here Violet is sharing some special Daddy and Me time. Please note the stash of acorns she has in a pile in front of her. For about 30 minutes, she collected acorns, then proceeded to hand her father one acorn at a time until she was out of acorns. He handed them back to her and the game replayed itself.

She can play this game for hours and don't think that this game is limited to acorns-- she'll play with mulch, rocks, seeds-- whatever she can get her hands on.

The park has an awesome tree, perfect for the best father-daughter picture. Ever.

And here are the men, posing with their little kiddos. There were actually better ones of Violet but I couldn't resist the scrunchy face candid-- so here it is world. Posted on the internet.

I'm sure she'll thank me one day.

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