Good times with Emma & Claire…Florida, February 2023

We did lots of experiments with Kiwi Crates I brought with me…so much fun & we all learned a lot

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Claire hammering some Geodes I brought them

Awesome to have Luke & Jordan meet up with all of us (really missed Pete & Leia) who were in Florida for a cruise, but took the time to drive to Orlando to see Sara, Emma & Claire.  And we loved, loved seeing them both too!

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Emma playing pickle ball with Uncle Luke

Celebrating Emma’s 5th birthday!

She loves Bluey!

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Emma’s special day ended on a sweet note!

And, no trip is complete, without a out of control dance party!  (And Luke, Pete, Leia & Jordan’s gift of disco lights made it fantastic!)

(They love the way Grampa flips them over his shoulder…it’s his signature move.  I think if he tried it with me, he’d be quickly on his way to retirement!)

There’s always ice cream (pic taken after the ice cream was long gone!) & baking (strawberry Peeps were fun to make, but a tasting fail!)

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We had a sleep over one night at our AirBnB

I took lots of Barbie stuff I’d been saving for them back at our house

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Love enjoying this nice Florida weather outside with these active girls!

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Emma’s first T-ball practice (tongue out…just like her Uncle Pete used to do)

Contemplative Claire

Presents from Mexico!

Sisters….love love love playing together

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And so much laughter!

And NOT posing for Grampa when he wants a photo, but a whole lot of cuteness!

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They got ‘replacement’ KU Jayhawk beach towels (theirs drowned in the flood)

Always, always so much fun to be with these girls & really enjoyed our time with Sara.  Can’t believe how fast these little girls are growing up…Emma reading now; Claire involved with school friends & sleepovers.  Their house is still a shell; waiting for the re-construction to begin. Sara & Kevin have their plates more than full with these two, everyone’s schedules & the million decisions that come with a house that has been flooded & the loss of so many of their belongings.

Never want to say good bye, but always can’t wait until the next time!  Love this family so much & always, always miss them!


PS: I can always add more ALWAYS & more !!!!!, but maybe there is just the right amount in this posting!!!   Wweroiweuprou                                                                                                                                                 © Vicki Hill 2024