There's a saying that Florida really does have four seasons. Ours are just a little different: Tourist Season, Lovebug Season, Hurricane Season, and summer.
I didn't want anybody in the house to get confused, so I made a banner using extra scrapbook paper to show what season we are in.
So far we're hitting summer pretty hard.
Week 1 - Kaden had camp in the mornings, we hosted a Splash Party Play Date, one night we attended a free lava lamp making workshop through Parent Academy, and we had a beach day. Oh, and there was the day that I decided that while Kaden was at camp, Toby, Blue and I were going to play tourists in Ft. Pierce.
Pondering deep thoughts?
Then we walked across the street to the library to check out their children's section.
Toby happily dug into a cart filled with board books and shared the stories with the locals.
(Meanwhile Blue made pals with a bigger kid playing on a computer.)
From there we were off to the Manatee Center, a place we'd visited once before, but it had been awhile. We didn't see any manatee. At least not any live ones.
At the Manatee Center we were given the tip to take the next bridge and drive up A1A into Indian River County and go to Round Island Park. Here we were guaranteed manatee sitings, but if not, at least there was a playground. Off we went.
First boardwalk... no manatees.
The boys were interested but mostly I think they liked stomping across the bridge.
We explored the island a little, but it was buggy so after making it across and to another deck we came straight back. I've since looked up the park and have seen that there's an overlook tower on the other side of the island that we missed. Oh well, guess we have to go back!
On our way back across the manatee were gone but we did spot a three foot nurse shark. This excited Blue more than the manatee. That boy.
Yup... found him.
After enough monkeying around...
And to think, I wasn't sure how we would kill three hours in Ft. Pierce and wondered if we'd just end up shopping at Wal-mart.
I love playing tourist in my own town. Especially when all it costs me is $1 (for the Manatee Center, as in $1 for all three of us!) and gas.
This week the busy continues... Toby has swim lessons every day. Kaden went riding with Oma on Monday and will go riding for a day camp on Thursday. Meanwhile Blue did My Gym day camp on Monday. And we all hit the beach again on Friday.
Have I mentioned that I totally love summer?
Well, I don't get tired of saying it.