On Saturday afternoon, June 19, 2010, we headed down to Madeira Beach to visit our friends, Kathy and Rich Cirincione.
They have a beautiful home right on a bay off the Gulf of Mexico.
The kids especially enjoyed spending time with their animals - two big, beautiful dogs and a nice orange kitty.
Hannah and Kira
Kira feeds Huey, the cat.
Huey and Siri
Jase colors in the living room.
The kids spend some time with Daddy watching the setting sun sparkling on the water. Hannah enjoyed sitting behind them.
Daddy and Siri
The Cirincione Home
Daddy and Kira
Daddy and his kids before going on a walk.
Mommy and the kids before going on a walk.
Kira in the front yard
The kids with Mr. and Mrs. Cirincione
Rich and Siri
We took a 5 minute walk down to the beach. The kids were thrilled to be near the water again and especially loved the feeling of the beautiful white sand beaches on the west coast.
Daddy is in heaven
Jase gets his feet in the "ocean" for the first time!
Yeah Jase! Way to go!
He is getting to be such a big boy! What fun!
"wave jumping" with his sisters
Me and my sweetie at sunset
Rich and Kathy
Daddy gets in the water with the kids
Jase gets SOAKED by a larger-than-expected wave.
But he happily runs back for more.
OK - so this was supposed to just be a fun evening walk on the beach, but keeping our little fishies out of the water is impossible.
What a gorgeous night!
I should have known they couldn't stay out of the water and just put swimsuits on them. Ha ha!
Our happily SOAKED kids.
The Dewey Family at the Gulf of Mexico
Mr. Cirincione and Siri
The crew in front of the Cirincione's gorgeous home.
We had such a fantastic time and Rich and Kathy were wonderful, gracious hosts! What a wonderful visit and special time with special friends.