Sunday, September 30, 2012

Boggy Sand Sunday

Kind of rough at the beach today but not enough to prevent tubing on the slippery rocks.
Hayley, Hunter and Katherine living out a Roulstone tradition. Nice day.

Catching Up! Little Cayman, Fishing and Cognac!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Goodbye Rocky Creek

Add up all the hours of shopping, fishing, riding roller coasters, swimming, watching the olympics and enjoying the company of family and you will arrive at one too short week in Tampa. We said goodbye to Emily last night and today my babies are back home without me. Duty calls, and I must travel to New York tomorrow, but I will be back home on Wednesday with one more family adventure yet to come. Just hoping I can figure out how to log on back in Cayman.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Rocky Creek

 Emily became a pro at kayaking this morning. We explored all around the mangroves around the house.
 The "veterans" like Katherine even went through the rather small channels.
 Larry took us fishing just a short distance down rocky creek where we all got some small Redfish. Hunter also landed a small seatrout and a sheepshead.


 Busch Gardens.
 Every Ride at least once.
 I stopped counting how many times they went on this!
 I think a good time was had by all.
 And after 8 hours of thrills, back home and straight to the pool!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fishing with Captain Mark

 Dinner! 2 nice Redfish.
 Hunter started the morning with 7 Redfish. I caught nothing.
 Then I started playing catch-up, my first spotted sea trout and silver sea trout, 9 in all.
Hunter definitely had the better day: 7 Redfish, 1 Spotted Trout, 1 Silver Trout, 1 Blacktip Shark, 1 Bonnethead Shark. I had 5 Silver Trout, 4 Spotted Sea Trout, 1 Grey Snapper and 1 Toadfish.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Kayaking Tampa

 Hayley and Emily on "sea trials".
 Hunter and I went off in search of manatees.Did not see any probably because the current was really strong.
A refreshing dip after the hard work of paddling against the current.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Thanks Google, I am no longer able to post.

I am no longer able to post from home, but somehow, now that I am in Tampa, I can! So apologies to family and friends near and far, I have got some catching up to do.
 The "twins'" birthday. Katherine and Hunter's party at Sharon's house.
 Twas a real family affair.
 Hayley baked and decorated the cake.
 Cynthia and the birthday boy.
 Hayley has had an intense summer of swimming, 6 days a week, 3-4 hours per day.
 But now we are at "our house" in Tampa. It was a beautiful sunny day until about 5pm when we had the squall from hell; 60mph winds, lightening strikes all around, blowing torrential rain.
Seems like it was gone almost as quickly as it came. So our visit with Emily can go back to normal. And it seems while we are here I can ad pictures. Any help in fixing the Cayman problem appreciated.

Monday, June 11, 2012


 Hayley competed in the private schools swimming competition at Cayman International School on Thursday. This is the Triple C school contingent. Still awaiting the results but she got some second and third place finishes.
 On Saturday she did the Flowers 1-Mile Sea swim from the Ritz Carlton to Royal Palms.
 It was a beautiful day for the swim but times were slower due to the current.
 R42 crossed the finish line in 34 minutes 44 seconds, number 178 out of 844 swimmers; the 88th female and 18th in her age group. In 2010 she placed 569th in 47:47.
She beat her previous nanny Jen (she finished #610) but no hard feelings! She also edged out our good friend Frank Flowers senior by 4 seconds. Frank started this event 20 years ago and has created an event to be very proud of. A considerable achievement to even finish this race, well done to all who even attempted. If I seem a little proud it is because I am extremely proud!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Around the World

 Hayley and classmates at their Mexico booth. She and Char made sopapillas for the food stall and Hayley made her own Mexico shirt.
 Each class had to perform something from their country...
...Hunter's class was Belize. His class won the "best booth" prize and this was the "leaky dory" dance. There were so may people at the event that it became impossible to move around. Granny, Carol, Char and myself all left early it was so crowded! Thanks to Carol for the pictures.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

 Hayley got moved up to a more competetive class at swimming. She is such a natural, future olympian? Went to her lessons after work on Friday to see for myself.
 Quick trip to Little Cayman on Saturday morning. Cayman Airways decided to go to the Brac first so here's a nice aerial of Sharon's house! (Its the blue one)
 On the way back we passed by the North Side house (its the one in the bush!)
 And a lovely approach into George Town.
 For Mother's Day we spent time at Mom's (where else?!)
 The adults got fat while the waterbugs played.
 And played.

And played. Lovely weekend.