The grandkids are safely home in Illinois after spending a week with Studly and me here in Florida. Our time together was much too short, and now Doright Manor is quiet again.
I’m kind of exhausted after spending a full day with grandson, Garrett, at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure on Wednesday and then getting up at 2:30 a.m. on Thursday to get them to the airport on time. I’m taking the lazy way out and just posting photos of our week with the kids.
Harper liked wearing Poppa’s reading glasses while intoning the phrase, “I’m a little old lady.”
McKayla, above settles into the Texas bedroom.
We went to a showing of Captain Marvel:
And talked about upcoming movies
Garrett chopped down a tree so that we could relocate the fairy house displaced by Hurricane Michael.
McKayla and Harper made the fairy house a welcoming place once again.
We played several games of Risk. I didn’t win even once. It seems that I’m lousy at games involving strategic thinking.
McKayla piloted the riding lawn mower around the yard, collecting fallen limbs and other forest detritus, including her sister.
We enjoyed a beach day at St. George Island:
Well, some of us enjoyed it. Studly and Garrett just tolerated the beach.
The girls had our nails done:
On Wednesday we packed up and left Doright Manor for Orlando. While there we took a tour of Full Sail University so our tech minded grandson could satisfy his curiosity. He was impressed, and now has some work ahead of him in his last two and a quarter years of high school.
The kids swam at the hotel pool in Orlando while I acted as lifeguard.
On Wednesday the girls and Poppa Studly spent the day at Sea World, so I have no photos of that. I heard plenty of stories of fun and silliness, though. Harper even coerced her Poppa into riding a roller coaster. He says it was the last one he’ll ever ride. We’ll see about that.
The girls did get tattoos at Sea World, but I only got a photo of Harper’s when we were back in our hotel room. Garrett and I spent our day at Universal Studios, and I’ll share those pics tomorrow. I know, I know, you’re all on pins and needles to see them. 😂