S: Summer 2011 Visiting Nana and Papa in Florida
FC: 2011 The Nibert Family Sarah, Max, Chrystal, Scott, Ann and George
1: Happy 10th Birthday Sarah | February 13, 2011
2: Sarah likes the present Max gave her. | We enjoyed Sarah's Birthday lunch at Applebee's
3: Dino joined our family for about six months. He was a well behaved, fun dog who preferred adults over young children. Even though it was difficult to say good bye to Dino, it was important that he should find the right home. | Who is in the dog house?
4: June 2, 2011
5: Happy Birthday Max
7: Art Projects and School Awards are proudly displayed.
8: Saturday, June 18, 2011 Sarah, Max, Nana and Papa are waiting to board their flight to Florida. | Flight Delay Our plane is here. Why can't we board? We have been sitting on this plane a long time, why can't we leave? Two hours later, we had a safe flight to Florida.
9: Now it is time to relax, enjoy rainbows and wildlife and to work on my legos.
10: SUMMER FUN
11: We love the swimming pool. "Nana, look! I can swim." This summer, Max learned to swim. Sarah enjoys using the water blaster as an oar for her boat.
12: Who is squirting Papa?
13: Who is squirting Sarah?
14: G Wiz, a hands-on Science Museum | Odyssey's Shipwreck Exhibit, Pirates and treasures
15: Examining Other Exhibits | Searching for Pirate Ships
16: Fun in the sun on Englewood Beach
17: Searching for sharks teeth and feeding the seagulls.
18: Octagon provides a home to exotic animals that have been abandoned by Circuses, Zoos that close, and by individual owners who can no longer care for their "pet".
19: Yoyo is a 40 year old female grizzly bear from the Moscow circus. | When wanting fresh water, Yoyo and the other animals have an automatic lick system available to them. This keeps them from eating their water bowls and getting sick.
20: Sneakers is a 7 year old female Bengal/Siberian tiger. She grew too big for her private home. | Zulu, a male lion, also grew to big for his previous home. | Brenda, a Bengal/Siberian tiger comes from a circus and is terrified of cotton candy and balloons.
21: Charlie is a red footed tortoise from South America. | Blue and Gold Macaws, Tango and KC share their space with peacocks. Sarah is holding a peacock egg.
23: Ponce de Leon Park We found a very large number of fiddler crabs on the beach. Sarah also found a blue crab and Max was fascinated with the coconut floating in Charlotte Bay. | Look what we found!
24: Downtown Disney, Orlando, Fl. Max is so excited to see the Lego Dragon and to go to the Disney Lego Store.
25: Nana and Papa, let's go shopping!
26: 1 1/2 hours later... Papa, I am almost finished with my shopping. | Papa, I just need one more Lego Man.
27: Bags in hand, we stand with the Lego people.
28: Let's check out T-Rex before we go to the hotel.
29: Orlando Vista Hotel Sarah and Max had their own sleeping area. | I see Papa sleeping.
35: The view from Sky Tower was fabulous.
36: It is fun to watch the wildlife, a beautiful sunset, the 4th of July fireworks. It is fun to take a night swim in the rain, and a little rest after a busy day.
37: It is fun to cut open an orange from Miss Linda's orange tree
38: It is fun to go to Pottery painting class.....
39: ...and make watermellon bowls. It is fun to play with Legos.
41: Sarah and Max were very happy to see Mommy and Daddy arrive in Punta Gorda. Their arrival made pool time very special.
42: One, two, three, out you go!
43: Gotcha Daddy!
44: Sarasota Jungle Gardens | Daddy's parrot wanted to stay with him.
45: Max volunteered to play a game with the parrot. | Guess who won? The parrot won.
46: Feeding the Flamingos
47: We had a lovely girls' day in Venice. | After shopping, we had lunch at the Crow's Nest and walked the jetty at Casey's Pass
48: Who caught the first fish? Daddy Who caught the biggest fish? Sarah Who caught the most fish? Mommy Who didn't catch a fish? Nana
49: Who chased the wood storks? Max
50: As you return to Maryland, we look forward to our time together during Thanksgiving and Christmas. | July 16, 2011 Southwest International Airport, Fort Myers, Florida
51: August 2011 | Meet the new addition to our family, cute little Pepper Nibert. She is a mix of black Lab and golden retriever.
52: Happy Thanksgiving | The turkey was delicious
53: On Saturday following a lovely Thanksgiving, we saw "The Miracle of Christmas" at the Millenium Theater in Lancaster, Pa. The show was beautiful. Max liked Goliath.
54: The Christmas tree is decorated and gifts are under the tree. Sarah made a beautiful gingerbread house. Max could ask Santa for a new front tooth. | Sammy is looking for his gift in the tree.
55: Our Christmas tradition allows the opening of one gift on Christmas Eve. Sarah and Max were quite happy with their gifts.
56: Santa was here! Look at all of the presents.
57: Thank you for your present! Santa left some really great gifts.
58: Gifts for Mommy, Daddy, Nana and Papa. Our husbands selected the perfect gifts.
59: All the gifts are opened and the wrapping paper is gathered. Papa is relaxing with the newspaper.
60: Lots of Legos and a game of Wii keeps everyone busy. | Merry Christmas
61: To Sarah, Max, Chrystal and Scott We always value our very special time with you. Love , Ann and George | Photos by Sarah, Chrystal and Ann