Monday, July 5, 2010
Red, White, and Blue 2010
We've had a busy busy weekend and it has been so nice :-)! It began with a sleepover...Gavin's cousins Nicolas and Natalia had there very first nite away from home with us and we had a great time! Icecream, laughs, screaming (in a good way), Bambi...all that good stuff! On Friday, July 2nd, Gav's Aunt Lisa, Uncle Scott, and cousin Nadia joined in on the food and stayed with us through today! The sleepover gave me an idea of what it would be like to have 3 children and there are no complaints, I loved it! And another perk, you RARELY get to sit down for more that 2.5 seconds, which will hopefully help in working off all that baby weight that I would have, hah!
Saturday morning we got up bright and early and headed out to Kelly Park, here in Florida. The most attractive part of this park is the natural spring it has flowing through it...the water is CRYSTAL CLEAR and so beautiful! We rented tubes and floated along the spring, splashed around, and had a fantastic time. The water is always the same temperature 72degrees not matter when you go. It was so nice to get out and enjoy this beautiful, natural spring that God created just perfectly (as He does with everything). Afterwards, we went out for dinner at a favorite authentic Italian Restaurant of mine and Nelson's...Caffe' Positanos, for a lovely dinner full of carbs!!!
Sunday, July 4th we took all the kids to Green Meadows Petting Farm in Kissimmee. The kids loved the animals, they got to pet them, hold them, and even take a Pony ride. The ONLY downfall to this trip was the torrential downpour that we endured...but we didn't let us stop us. We just soaked up that rain in our clothes and kept on moving! Gavin even played in the mud puddles and loved every second of it!!! I didn't get any pictures of that because I was afraid to get my camera wet, but I pulled it out when I could. We also got to take a train ride through the farm, which was very pleasant. We topped the day off with fireworks at St. Johns River, they were perfect, the music was perfect, I think we all felt very patriotic, thankful, blessed...grateful to be Americans. I was worried Gavin might be afraid of the fireworks, but he just sat back and watched them with amazement. We also visited with some friends of the family, Bill and Rhonda...who so graciously invited us up to their condo.
Today has been a day at home, relaxing, refueling for the week ahead. Kentucky....here we come!!!!