Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday in FL

Today was another great day.  We started out in the morning with a summer movie camp movie, only $1 each admission and with discounted kid packs of popcorn and pop.  The thing I loved about it here compared to back home was that the money garnered from these Wednesday mornings goes to charity.  I want to look it up to see if they choose different charities each week, or how that works, but it sounds great!

We drove through Chick Fil A for lunch, took some naps, and then headed to Largo, FL to check out their Family Aquatic Center which looked like something we'd love.  It was great!  A two hour time slot, half price admission for the last one of the day (4-6pm), zero depth kids area, 3 1/2 foot area with basketball hoop, two medium kid sized slides (Braeden tried four times to go on one, but only got part way up each time and chickened out), and two larger slides.  Olivia went on them all!

This picture cracks me up.  It looks like he's walking on water, but he's really jumping in! :)

Then it was home for Grandpa's grilled pork chop dinner, a little relaxation, and the kids are now in bed, hopefully for the night! :)  We're here another day tomorrow, then leave Friday to go to Orlando for the weekend.  I rented us a house outside Orlando with it's own in ground pool.  We're planning on visiting Give Kids the World, Downtown Disney, possibly WonderWorks, and hoping to meet up with one or two blogger buddies we've gotten to see a few times. :)  Looks like a great week!

Tomorrow my friend J from home travels this way with her three kiddos.  They are stopping first in TN to visit friends, and then coming here.  Her brother and sister in law recently moved nearby so she will be staying with them.  I think they'll be here the 1st of July until the 11th.  We're thinking of hanging out a few more days than originally planned and driving back with them.  It's still up in the air though.  We'll see... :)


Holly said...

Fun times! The walking on water picture is great...I'm sure you didn't realize what you were capturing at the time!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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