by toogie 08 May 2022

Hello Cutie’s, Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who are mothers! I wanted to let you know our honorary Cutie went to the beach! Look at her here with mom.

Ashley said when the waves came in it would surprise Avery and when they went out the sand and water would tickle her legs and she would laugh and giggle until she would almost loose her breath.
Nora had a bad reaction to something while there. Her face swoll up and skin got red and white blotchy. You know my first thought was seafood but they didn’t eat any. She did this when she was about four too but not her lips. We didn’t know why then either. Ashley went to the drug store and got her medicine though.
Grayson is such a good dad to Avery. He is so helpful with all her needs. I know it wasn’t easy for him to carry her down all those stairs and back up again when they left everyday. He’s a tall 40ish year old man but Avery is heavy, dead weight.
They would have had a great family picture if Mason had been able to go. He is finishing up his last year of high school and as a senior has a lot going on.
I am glad they got to go and have a good time. They did see 2 sharks about 4 feet long. That would have done it for me. They used the pools too but it’s nice just relaxing to the sound of the waves.
Our son came by a little while this morning. I was making a cake and baking cookies in case anyone came in. Their kids were coming in so he was going back home to fry fish for lunch. I heard from Marsha/Nae. She said they got 29 cucumbers out of the garden today and would bring some when they come. I’m expecting Ashley’s family later. They went to church and afterwards went to his moms, I’m sure.
Hope all of you have a beautiful day. It’s sunny here for a change, it’s not raining. ❤️To all-Toogie


by cfidl 12 May 2022

Wow! Ashley has grown so tall and beautiful! The whole family looks fabulous. How are you getting cucumbers already?? Gardens here are being planted.

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toogie by toogie 13 May 2022

Christine, Ashley is the mom, maybe you meant Nora’s growing tall. She is tall for her age but her dad is over six feet, as were his parents. Ashley the mom, was taller than kids her age when she was younger, but some eventually caught up to her.
We are in one of the southern states so it’s been hot here and gardens are producing.

by noah 10 May 2022

Such beautiful pictures xx

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toogie by toogie 11 May 2022

Yes indeed!

by hightechgrammy 09 May 2022

Love our sweet Avery. What a nice family photo on the beach. Thank you for sharing Avery with me.

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toogie by toogie 09 May 2022

This was about the best pic with Avery. It’s hard to get five people all looking great in the same photo-lol Grayson had been trying to hold Avery in some of the pictures but I think Avery and Grayson both relaxed more with her seated in the sand.

by sebsews 09 May 2022

I am glad they had this wonderful family vacation. The family picture, dressed in white is awesome! I just returned from vacation at Fort Myers Beach. I have not been there for about 3 years and boy has it changed. I hope you had a wonderful mother's day

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toogie by toogie 09 May 2022

I did! I saw all three of my children all at different times. I hope your day was nice, as well. Do you stay at the same place when you go to Fort Myers Beach?

by dragonflyer 09 May 2022

Looks like a wonderful day!

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toogie by toogie 09 May 2022

It does doesn’t it. They were there most all week.

by airyfairy 09 May 2022

Beautiful pictures and lovely to see pictures of a very special Avery.
I hope Nora is feeing better.

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toogie by toogie 09 May 2022

Yes Nora is thank you. Around her mouth is peeling. I hope it doesn’t scar. Avery enjoyed hearing the water lapping I’m sure. She listens well.

by 02kar Moderator 08 May 2022

What great pictures and wonderful memories to cherish. I have tears leaking from my eyes thanks to you. hehe I'm so glad they had such a great time. I just love the sand along the Gulf so I'm delighted to have shared it with them. I'm thankful Nora was OK and the medicine saved the vacation for them. It sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. And when you see our honorary Cutie, give her a gentle hug for us all. And thank Ashely and Grayson for being the best Mom and Dad Avery could ever have.

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toogie by toogie 09 May 2022

One of the ladies I sew with, when I told her Ashley and family was going to Florida on vacation, asked me if they were going to take Avery.
What a dumb question. I said,"Avery goes where they go, because she is part of the family."
The sand was so white there, even though it was so pretty, it reflected the sun so much so, that no amount of sunscreen and reapplying of it, kept them from sunburn. A friend of mine said maybe Nora was allergic to the sunscreen. I told her Nora has broken out before. I remember when she was four. Ashley told me the allergist said there are so many things they have to test people for, he didn't want to put her through all that at this young age. I don't know.

by dailylaundry 08 May 2022

What wonderful pictures! The fact that your daughter is such a wonderful mother reflexes on what a wonderful mother you are! Looks like they have a terrific time!! Hugs to you!

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toogie by toogie 09 May 2022

They did have a nice time but as always, were glad to be back home. Grayson said the up and down of the stairs to the beach wasn't as bad as trying to walk through the sand carrying Avery. I think Ashley said all Grayson wanted to do was sleep when they got home.

by pennifold 08 May 2022

What beautiful pictures of your gorgeous family Toogie. It's nearly winter here, so our beaches don't have many people on them, but yesterday (Mother's Day) it was a glorious day.
I pray they had a wonderful day and enjoy the beauty of the sand, sea and shore. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 09 May 2022

They came back Thursday night so were here a little while for Mother's Day. Grayson had a nephew graduated from college, so they were back, for the family party for him. Gus must have still been worn out, from the week with five other boys on the trip. He was asleep when they arrived and slept the whole time they were here.-lol

by rescuer Moderator 08 May 2022

Such a beautiful family! Happy mother's day!

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toogie by toogie 08 May 2022

Thank you, yes they are. They really needed this time.

by graceandham 08 May 2022

Some of those times when you don't know what's going on her sweet head, she'll be remembering the warm sand, the wind, the waves coming in and going out, and her daddy's strong arms carrying her. So glad they got to go.

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toogie by toogie 08 May 2022

I am too Betsey. I know it wasn’t easy packing everything they would need for Avery but she goes everywhere with them. Her biological dad never gets her and it’s probably best for Avery, even though it means Ashley and Grayson have her 24/7.

by asterixsew Moderator 08 May 2022

Toogie what super pictures of Avery and her family. Thanks for sharing them with us

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toogie by toogie 08 May 2022

You’re welcome. I just had to post these as Karen calls Avery our honorary Cutie!