Still on vacation for most of week 29. I'm all thrown off, because I keep thinking we're still in week 28.
Is anyone else in shock that we hit day 200 this week? How is that possible?
Anyway, here we go...
*July 16--Visit to Chretien's High School--We visited Chretien's high school today, who boast him and my mother-in-law and father-in-law as graduates. We toured the campus as part of Chretien's reunion festivities. The tour ended in the renovated cafeteria, and of course the kids decided they had to climb up on the folded tables. Here we see Earnest modeling the dinosaur hat that he created with Gran last night while we were out at the Meet and Greet.
July 17--Friendship Oak--We stopped and visited the Friendship Oak on our drive back to the city today. This tree was a sapling when Columbus sailed into the Caribbean! So hard to believe it is over 500 years old. Those who enter its shadow are said to remain friends throughout their lifetime, no matter where fate may take them. Just lovely--both the tree and the sentiment.
July 18--See Ya Later, Alligator--Today we took a tour of a swamp. We saw alligators, raccoons and various birds which live in the swamp. We also had the opportunity to hold a 15 month old alligator. It was surprisingly soft.
July 19--A Reprieve on a Hot Day--We visited the zoo today. It is a great zoo, with lots of exhibits and surprisingly, shade. The kids managed to have a rest in the branch of a lovely tree, similar to the Friendship Oak we visited two days ago.
July 20--For the Birds--We went to the aquarium and visited a parakeet area contained inside. We purchased feed sticks and had fun feeding the parakeets that would alight on your hands, arms and head. Imp in particular loved the birds as we can clearly see here.
July 21--Hot Tub Treat--On our last morning of vacation, we took a final swim in the pool. The kids had been begging to go in the hot tub, and we finally capitulated. Looks like a nice way to end our vacation.
July 22--Bunking Brothers--At age 3+, Imp is still in a crib. Back in January, we had the boys sharing the lower, full-sized bunk for about a week, until strep throat hit and we had to separate them. We never got around to trying again. But now, however, with a week of sleeping in a big kid bed with one or another of his siblings, Imp is probably ready to try. This time, we will try just moving Earnest up to the top bunk and letting Imp have the entire lower bed. We'll see how it goes...