Thursday, July 30, 2009

4 Years of Happiness

July 30, 2005....What a great day to remember, in fact, what a great weekend to remember. Rico and I celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary today. Our wedding took place in Mt. Vernon, Illinois 4 years ago. We look back at that day and the entire weekend as a whole and remember it as one of the best times of our lives. Since we leave for vacation tomorrow we are celebrating tonight by going out for a steak dinner. Happy Anniversary!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Checkin In

Is it almost August already? Where does the time go? Well, the good thing is, August means it is vacation time for the Alcalas and the Pancoasts. This weekend we all pack up the beach buckets, beach towels, sunscreen, swimsuits and coolers and head to Destin, Florida for a week of fun in the sun. The whole gang will be there, Mimi, Papa, Ryan, Holli, Rylie, Camryn, Erica, Rico, Avery and I. We can't wait!!!

After a week of pure fun, Rico, Avery and I head east to Amelia Island, Florida for a work conference for Rico for 5 days which consists of pooltime, dinners, relaxtion and of course a couple of meetings Rico has to attend. Luckily, this time around he is done everyday at noon, which leaves our days open for more R&R together.

Lots to look forward to and be thankful for. Here's to safe travels, lots of memories, bonding with family and COLD, REFRESHING SANGRIAS!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Birthday Party!!!

Sunday we got to celebrate Avery's Best Friend's birthday party. Jadyn turned the big 2 and held her celebration at the YMCA Splash Park. It was a great day and the weather was beautiful. Here are some pics from the party.

Some of the dads with the kids in the pool. Chris, Pat and Rico supervise while Avery, Jadyn and Ava play
"Dad, if that is pool water in your mouth you better spit it out right now, and NOT at me." Says Avery

"Come and get me, Dad."

"This place is AWESOME. So much to see and do for a little guy like me."

Pat, Jamie and Jadyn strike a pose.
Yes, the adults can go down the water slides too!!!

"I just found another section of the water park, more water guns and fountains, WOO HOO!!!"

Singing to Jadyn with her Mickey Mouse cake. She wasn't a fan of the singing.

"Look son, this is how us 30 year old kids do it."

"Alright, Dad, I'll give it a try."
"I LOVE this place."

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Siesta Key Beach on a Thursday night!!!

Thursday night we grabbed some beach towels, toys, sandwiches and the beach umbrella and went to Siesta Key Beach for a swim and to let AAA play in the sand. Of course, being the beach bums that we all are, he just LOVED IT. The water temperature was great for swimming.

Water was so warm you could just walk right in

"Let me play in the sand first, then we'll head to the water."

Just takin' a stroll............... "Hey Dad, can I feed the bird?"
Quick dip in the water and I'm headed back out

I got my game face on

"Mimi, this picture is for you, Yes, I still have my curls in the back."

"Let's fill this with water and pourit ALL OVER mom."

"Comin at ya."
And the sun getting ready to set. What a view.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Avery's Dream Come True!!!

For about 15 months now Avery's long, lost dream has been to get his little hands on a roll of toilet paper and GET CRAZY!!! Rico and I have strategically held him off of obtaining that goal for as long as possible. However, a few days ago, he was strong willed and sneaky enough to get that ever so tempting roll of toilet paper. See below.

Hiding behing the toilet paper, "sure enough you guys can't see me, can you?"

"Woo, hoo!!! I make the mess and mom, you clean it up!!!"
"Son, we are so proud of you for sticking to your goals and doing what it takes to achieve them."

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Megan and Heidi's Visit

Last week we had 2 fun visitors at the Alcala House. Megan flew in from Indianapolis and Heidi flew in from Baltimore. They were handed some HOT, SUNNY weather and we enjoyed every minute of it. We did lots of relaxing in the pool on rafts, went out for some nice dinners and went to the beach. One night we went out for "girls night" while Daddy and Avery stayed in for "boys night."

Enjoying an italian dinner at Mama Onesties

Girls night out, at the Gator Club. (L to R) Carol, Jamie, Jessi, Heidi, Megan

Dinner at Bonefish.....Meg and Me

Heidi and Jamie enjoy their Key Lime Pie Martinis....I think this was probably their 3rd or 4th

A "preparty pic" Heidi, Megan and Jessi......what the rest of the night left to be told