Friday, July 11, 2008

Water, Nemo and Baseball

The past two weeks have been really nice. Mom was on vacation the first week in July, Steven was on vacation this last week. Mom's birthday was the first week in July, Steven's yesterday. Because there has been someone on vacation for the past two weeks we've gotten to do fun stuff with the kids that I wouldn't have been able to do on my own.

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!!!!!)


MeganandNathan said...

Wow, you guys have been so busy! That is great that you can do so many fun things. Where is that little water park? That looked like so much fun!

Jeannie said...

Happy Birthday Steven, Bri and Anita!!! You guys have so much fun as a family which is awesome. Bri was at church yesterday with your Mom and she was entertaining to say the least! I sat with them...and thus it made my Sunday better :-)

The Fischer Family said...

Megan, the water park is in Florence. I don't if you remember where the government buildings are on Ewing Drive (turning left instead of right to go to the mall.) It's over that way. It is really fun, and a great concept. Not everyone can afford to belong to a YMCA or swim club so this is a great alternative!

Emily said...

I agree with megan, that water park looks great. I was going to ask the same question she did. Who knew Florence had a place like that?