Join us in the adventures of our family, with our Belarussian Prince, Guatemalan Princessa and Ukrainian Princesses!

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Step one- plant bulbs for Nona and papa :) you can see the daffodils coming up!

Step two-hit Home Depot

Step three-have 2 of these :)

Yesterday we took all the pool side furniture out!

Put together this-

Pool company comes Monday to open it up!
Spring is here!

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Location:Maureen Dr,Burlington,United States

Monday, April 22, 2013

Last day and heading home!

We had a quiet last day! Swam in each pool!

Made some new friends

Hit the beach and the water park again. Took showers and packed up. Dinner was at Silk Road restaurant and it was yummy!

We all thought this flower looked like an umbrella :)

We were up early, showered and dressed and ate one last big breakfast before heading to the airport.

Just checked the weather at home :) cold!

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Vacation day 5

the kids all waiting on food!

Auntie and her kids :)
 Friday am we had to say good bye to Auntie and cousins, the kids were very sad :(

The posse bringing cold drinks

this is the life! pina colada  in hand sitting at the beach doing nothing!

watching the rain!

Pools are closed so the kids got dressed for Club Mongoose - they had a ball!!

They had their faces painted!

watched some volleyball

Played some volleyball!
all dressed up and waiting to go to dinner, but international buffet tonight.
we had chinese, italian, jamaican and american food :)

kids loved watching this sand crab :)

snuck a picture of a bride - have seen at least one per day :)

the kids were very happy to go to the Club for pj night :)
dan and I sat and watched the local entertainment :)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Vacation Days 3 & 4

lots of playing in the sand

Gerri needed some shade so we built a tent :)

Nicole, Victoria and auntie Carla went kayaking

Danny and Adam were waiting for them, they had fun!

We watched a cooking demonstration

everyone was fascinated!

The girls liked sitting by themselves by the window

hanging around :) so amazing to see Danny In the water!

Lots of time at the waterpark :)

yes, everyone smile! :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


We celebrated the night before vacation with my birthday dinner,  Luckily Harry was willing to entertain the girls!

So happy to be at the airport at 6 am :)

over all this waiting to get on our plane!
 we had a great flight, it was direct to Jamaica. We all watched rise of the guardians, then the ipods came out and then it was time to land!
passport control was long as 7 planes landed at the same time.
but Auntie and cousins were waiting in the lobby for us!
we ate a quick lunch, went to our room, put our suits on and walked out to the beach!!
Nicole and Danny making a creation

Gerri taking a break while Danny lugs the water
 We spent a couple of hours at the beach and then hit the water park to check it out. I did do the slide a couple of times, but it is quite a hike up the steps!! I carried Gerri up once so she could do it. the kids loved the slides!! I however was exhausted! :)
Victoria coming out of the slide, each time she did it different.

Gerri loved the lazy river, she is so small that the current would take her all over and it was too strong for her to swim against. the one time she did the slide the current took her around in circles and the lifeguard had to jump in  (and get wet!) to get her out of it. so she decided the tube was a better way to go!

danny decided the tube was cool too and went around the lazy river while victoria went up and down the slide!
 We had a real scare when the water turned off the slides and both danny and victoria were on it. We noticed it got quiet in the water park once the water was turned off, the next thing we noticed is victoria standing up in the slide to yell to us. OMG I thought my heart was going to beat out of my chest! I yelled for her to sit down, all the adults around us jumped up, I jumped in the water while they both scooted on their bottoms the whole rest of the way. by the time they hit the pool both were terrified, all the people were standing around staring at them and I was hyperventilating. Dan had a "talk" with the lifeguard on duty, who said "No problem man".  So Dan had a talk with the manager at the front desk to let them know what happened and that the door to the top of the slide should be closed once the water is turned off, which it turns out is a timer.

Luckily we had a beach party for dinner to get everyone's minds off the slides :)

lots of good food, lots of people and a steel drum band!

very tired kids watching hotel transylvania on my ipad after dinner

 We all slept from 8 pm last night till 6 am this am :)

here is our room, with all the towels! right on the beach!

here is our view while drinking coffee this am

not too shabby :)

the kids were thrilled to go swimming and play in the sand at 7 am :)
they even found a starfish, which we promptly threw back in the sea!

ah, yes, vacation!! :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Kindergarten Museum :)

 a ritual at the elementary school, Kindergarten art museum :)
The kindergartner's all have stations they sit at, their art is hung up all over the place, you have to wander around and try to find all their pictures, and ask questions of the "guards"
circle with face is her picture

victoria's leaf :)

she was the guard at the junk art table!!
she said this was her favorite piece

her butterfly!

getting too big!!! :)

 we have been so busy!
the weather is finally starting to warm up :)

we just had Gerri's redo xray and her stress fracture is still not quite healed :(
so she continues with the KAFO on full time. hopefully in a week or so she will be free to wear her AFO and start bending her knee again. I think after 4-6 weeks with her knee locked straight we are going to lose all the range of motion we gained from the surgery :( so darn frustrating!
hubby is very slowly getting better, he is SO over being tired and cold all the time. This has really knocked him down. I pray he feels much more himself soon!
Next week is school vacation and we are going away !! first family vacation in 2 years! can not wait! :)