Friday, March 18, 2011

Garrett's Florida adventure!

Months ago we decided that early March would be a great time for little Garrett to make his first trip to Florida to meet his great-grandparents for the first time. So after my teaching in Sarasota (and our trip to Blue Springs), our son Stephen, daughter-in-law Michelle, and Garrett flew into Orlando to first meet my father.
After a few days in Orlando, we all went to Jacksonville so Tom's father could also meet his great-grandson for the first time.
One of the things Michelle and Stephen wanted to do while we were in Jacksonville was to take Garrett to the beach. Of course, it was too cold to swim this time of year, but he was able to stick his toes in the water. He really seemed to like that.
When I saw Michelle looking at Florida State outfits for Garrett, how could Tom and I not resist buying this for him?
My Florida State Seminole friends should get a kick out of this next photo taken in a Jacksonville seafood restaurant.  Right?  (Now how could I resist taking this photo?)
I love these two photos of Tom with Garrett.  I took a similar one to the first one with Tom and Haiden on Haiden's first trip down to Florida to meet his great-grandparents.
Here are 4 generations of Chester "men".
And the last photo is of me with my father in Orlando.  Daddy has had a rough week and was hospitalized for a few days.  He was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon and hopefully will be returning to his retirement home apartment in a few days.  Daddy will be 90 later this year.


marylin said...

Bonjour je vous écris de France, tous vos sourires font plaisir à voir ! quelle belle famille

amitiés de France

Patty C. said...

Great Photos
Your family looks to be a wonderful bunch -
I'm glad you enjoyed your visit

Barb said...

Absolutely wonderful family photos! So glad the visit was fun for all of you. What a joy for the Great-Grandfathers to meet Garrett!

Nicole said...

Awe, he's adorable Ellen! Looks like you had a really nice time with your family.

P.S. My husband's favorite college team is the Seminoles! :)

Nancy said...

What beautiful family photos Ellen! Garrett is just precious! I love the photo of you with your Dad - hope he is feeling much better. 90 is quite an accomplishment!

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness! Garrett is so adorable! Love his ears! :D The family photos are wonderful! So great to have the 4 generations together like that.

Bertie said...

Wonderful to be able to record the 5 generations in your family Ellen, a rare thing these days. Garrett is lovely!

Laurie in Iowa said...

What wonderful family photos you've taken. Lovely memories for you all.

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing all the lovely photos Ellen, great shots.

Lee said...

Wonderful, wonderful photos! They are so joyful and happy.

Roberta said...

This is definitely a wonderful thing for both your Dad and Tom's Dad, great pictures.

Go Seminoles!!!