Monday, June 8, 2009


Sarah on her way to one of her last days in Kindergarten!

This past weekend felt like it was really slow and boring.

The weather did not look really promising, but we headed out for a visit to the Sea Hagg, and that was a really inters ting place for sure. Now I know where to go next time I am in the need of some quirky, cool or just plain curious decorating items!

Some of the stuff to be found at the Sea Hagg

Sarah at the Sea Hagg

After that we drove around on Anna Maria Island a little, before stopping at one of our favorites, the Beach House, for lunch. It really doesn't matter much what you eat when you are next to the ocean, but the grouper sliders we had were really good!

The view from our table at the Beach House

Me hungily awaiting our food at the Beach House

The rest of the day was spent just hanging out together, the thunder storms came and went.

Sunday we started by having breakfast at the Rod and Reel Pier, and then fishing a little of the pier. No bite, but we did get to see dolphins, among them a little baby!!!

Ken and Sarah bating the hook with live shrimp

The plan was to go swimming afterward, but the clouds looked dark and ominous, so we decided to drive home and see if it was clearer there, and in that case go to the pool. We weren't sure what to do, but decided to go for a swim in the pool after all. The clouds were not quite over us yet. But the pool was closed due to machinery problems, so we had to head home after all. And lucky was that, we had just walked in the door when a big thunder storm rolled in very quickly and lasted for more or less the rest of the day.

I made homemade potato salad and coleslaw, and we also grilled some hamburgers.

Then it was nice just reading the rest of the day, all of us siting in the living room, doing our own thing but still being together.

Today have been work and reading on and off, it is hard to get work done when Sarah is home all day, but I did squeeze in a few smaller projects.

My plan is to just clean and do things around the house a little each day before we leave for our 3-day mini vacation on Friday. We are planning on ending our weekend in Orlando with a visit to Disney World's Hollywood Studios, we haven't been there since Sarah was just under 2.

The resort we are staying at, The Fountains Resort, looks very promising, we have a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo and the resort have a pool area that rivals some of the local water parks. We picked this place based on the pool area, knowing Sarah will love if for sure. Nice to also have a fully equipped kitchen, so we don't need to eat out all the time...

Overview of The Fountain's pool area

Close up of one of the pools.

I also have to see my rheumatologist tomorrow and have my teeth cleaned on Wednesday.

So not much excitement around here, feels a bit like the summer loll is already here!


Saltistjejen said...

Wow restorten ser heeel fantastisk ut! Ni kommer verkligen få en härlig minisemester!!!

Taina said...

Vad kul att ni ska bo på Fountains Resort! Det gjorde vi i julas och hade 2 sovrum och jacuzzi i ett av sovrummen!!!!! Så coolt poolområde så barnen ville knappt vara på Disney World eller Universals. Jättebra Resort!! Det var ett superkök, 3 TV apparater! Såååå bra!

Så hon går ut Kindergarten nu. Vi ska träffa skolan igen på torsdag och ska då bestämma oss för hur vi gör med Liisa till hösten. Gå om ett år eller flytta upp. En psykolog kommer att vara med...

S w e F l o said...

Jag tyckte den såg härlig ut, men nu när någon som faktiskt har varit där säger att det är bra känns det bättre! Saker och ting kan ju ibland se hur bra som helst ut på Internet, och IRL inte så mycket... :-)