For example, there is a really cool aquatic center in one of the towns near our home. It’s open to the public and very reasonably priced. It was only $9 for each adult, Bri was $6 and Jonah was free. We spent several hours just splashing around and enjoying the gorgeous weather. They had specialty areas just for toddlers and preschoolers and also a bigger pool. Over half of the pool never got deeper than a foot and a half, and they even had a lazy river that was so relaxing. We had a great time and I’m sure we’ll go back before the summers over!
Jonah and Uncle Michael
This week while Steven was off we took the kids to the Aquarium. We decided to buy an anual pass, because after two visits it would pay for itself. Plus, Jonah was free, and will continue to be until our passes expire. Bri and Jonah love animals, especially fish and our Aquarium is the best!! They had a blast running around looking at all the different fish.
Last night for Steven’s birthday we went to a Florence Freedom game. They are a minor league baseball team and put on a great show. I love the minor leagues! Guys who still play ball for the love of playing ball, instead of for the million dollar contracts. The fans are loyal and the baseball is good! Jonah had been running a high fever for several days (we now know the culprit- 4 new teeth, including two molars!!!! OUCH!) so mom stayed home with him so we could still go out! (Thanks mom!!!) We took Brianna and she had a ball (no pun intended!) Well, actually she did get a ball (and a bat and a cap! Her daddy spoils her! It’s his birthday and she gets all the goodies!!!!) She had a lot of fun- especially since her boyfriend was there. Collin is a little boy at church and he is sooo cute! They were attached at the hip for almost the whole game! Happy birthday Steven! Hope this year is great! And don’t worry, your secret is safe with me!!! (PSSSS- he’s 30!!!!!)
Daddy and his princess
Bri and her Prince Charming, Collin (Bytheway, she kissed him last night! Twice! Once on the lips! His dad about had a heart attack! And she and I had a talk about appropriate behavior with little boys!!!!!)
Okay, so a week later I am getting around to posting pictures of the new house. I took these about a week ago, but not much has changed….except that we now have several holes in our ceiling due to a pipe leak to complete the burn marks on the walls, and the missing vinyl flooring in the kitchen! When it rains it pours. But one thing that I’ve learned very quickly, just because it’s a new house, doesn’t mean it won’t have its fair share of problems! So here’s some pics of the house. These are just of the outside. I hope to be able to take a video soon so that I can give you all a video tour of the house, but I need to get it in some kind of order first!!!
The same night I took some pics of Bri and Jonah playing in the sprinklers. They laid our sod the Wednesday that we moved in. That has been a full time job, keeping it watered twice a day. Each spot has to be watered for an hour at a time, so we estimated we were watering about 8 hours a day. Why? Because we only had one outside water spiket! So, Steven and his dad ran us two more. Now the watering gets done in half the time, but I still don’t want to see our first water bill. The kids, however, are loving it! Even as I write this they are outside in the sprinklers and playing in buckets of water! Oh to be a kid again!
Well, I guess that’s enough for one day. Got to start making dinner! We’re taking advantage of the fact that the rain has broken for a few days and grilling out! Yummy!