Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4th

No photos today. 
 It isn't that we haven't done anything that is photo worthy. 
 I just chose to not take the camera today. 
 I wanted to just concentrate on the moment. 

For a week we have been trying to decide what to do today.  There has been quite a bit of advertising for certain events.  Most of them look like they would be really fun and most end with a spectacular fireworks display. 
Which one to go to?
As usual, our conversations have ended with,
"How will Sam handle that?" 
 "Will the crowds be to much?" 
"Will it be to long?" 
 "Maybe next year."

We have had a very low key 4th of July and it has been great so far!

The Florida Aquarium has been advertising a 4th of July event starting at 3pm today.
We thought about it and decided not to go.
Instead, we went to the aquarium when it first opened this morning, 9:30am.
It was great.  Sam was able to run from exhibit to exhibit.  We were able to go into the different sections the wrong way and not worry about going against the flow of traffic.  Some we just kept looping back through over and over and over!  In fact, I think Sam only stopped and looked at one of the displays. 
 But, it didn't matter.  Samuel had a great time, and so did we!

There was a brief stop at the cafe for a chocolate milk and snack pack.
Then.........we were off again.

We finished the morning off in the splash area.
There was quite a bit of splashing......
there was also quite a bit of water cannon shooting........

On the way home Sam requested "fries" and like the marshmallow parents we are....
we complied!

Tonight we are having BBQ ribs, baked potatoes, salad, baked beans and peach cobbler.  For Family Home Evening we will be letting off some fireworks.

A good day.
A perfect day.
OK, so I lied, there is one picture!!


1 comment:

Revan Kohl said...

Devon got some cool pictures from the fireworks we let off later