S: Family Memories Dec 2011 -
BC: To Be Continued...
FC: Family Memories December 2011 -
2: Stuck? Not Me! I wondered if Barrett would be able to get himself out from under the footstool. | Turns out, he didn't have any trouble at all. Just maneuvered himself right out, and went on about his business!
3: Barrett Joseph December 25, 2011
4: Christmas Vacation 2011 | Pearl and Amelia, Sisters Make the Best Friends
5: We love our vacations at the Gulf of Mexico. We look forward to it all year. It is so nice to get away from the cold and enjoy the sun and sand at the beach.
6: Claire enjoyed playing at the edge of the pool. She kept feeding the "fishes." | Everyone got some one on one instruction and then a turn to just play.
7: Learning to Scuba Dive | Joe loves teaching his girls new things. We all enjoyed learning to use his Scuba equipment in the pool at the house, even Viki and I tried it. The girls spent whole days scuba and snorkeling!
8: Fun on the Beach | Claire loved throwing handfuls of sand into the surf!
9: We all had a great time at Lido Beach. The girls loved playing in the surf and digging in the super soft sand. I love this picture of Amelia. She said, "The sun is too bright!" | Olivia | Pearl
10: This is the Life! | Look at that adorable girl! I love this picture! | Barrett needed a Snack.
11: Lily loves combing the beach and the surf looking for sea treasures to take home. Olivia made Barrett a baby beach pool! He wasn't that impressed. | "What do you mean, I can't eat the sand?" Barrett, six months old, enjoyed the sand way more than the water. He prefers his water a bit warmer!
12: We really enjoyed learning about the various acts and testing our skills at some of them. We tried walking tightropes, standing on horseback, and fitting in clown cars! | The skills of the performers were certainly extraordinary.and life in the circus would be quite an experience.
13: We loved the John and Mable Ringling Museum. The circus exhibits were very interesting and the mansion, grounds and art museum were amazing. Howard Tibbels 3,800 sq. ft. scale model of the circus was incredible. It is astounding that he made each part of it, including 7,000 working folding chairs and 9,000 sets of silverware. The logistics of the circus were phenomenal. Each thing planned and arranged with minute precision in order to pull it off. Tents, meals, laundry, props, people, and animals all perfectly choreographed. | Visiting the Ringling Museum
14: Taking time to smell the roses in Mable Ringling's Rose Garden. We enjoyed sampling all the various scents.
16: Our Beautiful Girls in Mabel's Rose Garden.
17: Lily | Olivia | Pearl | Amelia
18: Ca D' Zan (House of John) | Touring the Ringling Mansion was an amazing experience. That kind of wealth is mind boggling. The house was amazing and we had such fun imagining it was ours, choosing bedrooms and thinking about riding bikes on the patio. The house is right on the gulf and the views are magnificent. It was interesting to imagine how it would have been when the Ringlings lived there. | The Venetian Palace of the Circus King
19: The chandelier came from the Waldorf Astoria. The Ringlings bought it when the hotel was being torn down to make room for the Empire State Building. The Ceilings were incredibly ornate. Even the taproom was full of ornate Stained glass and artwork. | The Balcony overlooking "The Court" The back stairs, and Silverware
20: Amelia tossed some of her coins into this fountain!
21: The Ringling's World Renowned Art Collection | The art the Ringling's collected is truly amazing! | Zimone: Sculpted Sound