Monday, May 28, 2007

First swim in Florida

What a busy weekend! We arrived in Tampa on Thursday afternoon. On Thursday evening, we helped our pal Calvin celebrate his 2nd birthday (see photo). On Friday, we visited Grandma Joy (see photo) & Grandpa Joe, and Paige took her first swim in their swimming pool! (see photo) It was a very hot day (about 88* F), but the pool temp was about 80*, which felt a little chilly to us! Paige didn't fuss too much, but she clung to us like a little monkey. She kicked her feet a little and looked at us like, "Is this supposed to be fun?!"

The main reason for our trip was that Paige's cousin Cedric graduated from high school. The graduation ceremony was after Paige's bedtime, but she enjoyed the party the next day. See photo of Paige with Auntie Shantell and cousins Cedric & Joseph at the party.

Over the weekend, Paige also had her first trip to the beach in St. Petersburg, FL (see family beach portrait). She took a nap on the beach, then went in for a couple of short swims with Mom & Dad. She wasn't fussy about the cool water. She seemed to enjoy watching all the people in their brightly-colored swimsuits. She traveled like a champ, and we are all happy to be home in Chicago, sleeping in our own beds tonight.

Paige and Calvin

Paige and Grandma Joy

Paige at the pool

Paige with cousins Cedric and Joseph

Family portrait at the beach