We had a great time in Florida but it is GOOD to be back home

A BIG thank you to Jon, Vicki and Mia for having us for just over two weeks – we had a great time with you guys.

Ft Lauderdale was HOT, VERY HOT, and VERY humid  We got back late last night to no humidity and cool air – it was very refreshing :-).  Shame it took Simon 1.5 hours to find the car in the car park – baring in mind he parking it specifically so that we would be able to easily find it and get home quickly 🙁  MUPPET

Simon went out to New Orleans, New York and Chicago with Jon over the two weeks, with Vicky and the boys staying in Ft Lauderdale with Vicki and Mia.

Ollie is NOT yet walking although his personality and attitude is coming through nice and strong 🙂 Two days before we were due to go, Ollie picked up on Croup – the local doctor gave him a “shot” and said he was OK to travel – the shot definitely fixed him up and he was good for the flight to FL.  Within a few more days, he sorted himself out – but it was worrying for a little while 🙁  He has also had temperatures, the runs and sickness while we have been away – oh joy of joys.  Elli not experienced any of the above…

Ellie had a few good opportunities to swim in Mia’s pool and is slowly progressing again – i.e. he has become less worried about getting water in his face etc, and was getting rather confident in his abilities 🙂  <Maybe when we are up with our lease on the white house, we will look for something with a little garden and a pool 🙂

We have been to many splash parks in FL, a safari park (Lion Country Safari Park in West Palm Beach – was V COOL), the beach and tres amounts of shopping.

In fact while we were aw we bought Vicky two (yes that’s right TWO) nice diamond rings – the bling is incredible and the deal was pretty good too.  She certainly appears very pleased with the acquisition, although Simon is aware that the diamond situation is probably not yet over.

Elliot has learned a new phrase, although none of us know where it came from – basically, if he suggests that he “is going to put a smack on you”, I think you understand what he is proposing to do…

Finally, we are 23 big sleeps from heading back to the UK for a little while – Simon for one week and Vicky and the boys for three.  So we need to plan what we are going to do for the two week that Grandma and Granddad are with us in mid August.  Simon thinks that a cruise to Hawaii sounds great, but we also are considering renting an RV to head down to coast to LA.  This seems to be gaining desirability from all else as well 🙂

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