Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Aiden and Lily love bubbles. So on a quick run to the Dollar Tree I picked up some bubbles. They played for hours. It is amazing that something so little can entertain them for so long. We have been doing Skype with their Mom the last few nights. She loves it because she can tell them goodnight and see them face to face. Their attention span is not very long though and after a couple minutes they are off playing.
After swimming all afternoon most of the kids look forward to coming in, getting a shower and watching some TV. We do not have cable at home so it is a real treat to get to watch whats on cable. I caught Megan and Seth watching TV together this afternoon. I thought what a sweet picture!
The kids have been catching a lot more fish. And Benjamin and Danny both caught little turtles last night. Sometimes when fishing the turtles will grab the bait and get caught on the hook. The boys quickly let them go. And Benjamin also caught a blue tailed Skink. These boys never get tired of being outside and watching wildlife.
The other night Benjamin was running on the dock and fell off and fractured his wrist. We quickly took him to the nearest ER which was 20 minutes away. They X-rayed it and decided it was a fracture not a complete break. So he has a removable cast he has to wear for 4 weeks. So no more swimming for him this year. He has been really bummed about it but the last few days he has been fishing and catching lizards and having fun again.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
When the boat arrived we all got on started to go to the island. It was only a short 5 or 6 minute ride. They said sometimes they see dolphins but this time we didn't see any.
The fort was small but really neat. There were 3 levels. And we climbed over all of it. They had several cannons used to protect the fort and a few watchtowers used for look outs. We explored for about 45 minutes then it was time to make our way back to the boat for the ride back to the mainland.
So if ever you find yourself near St. Augustine Florida and want a free activity for your family go check out Fort Matanzas. All the kids enjoyed it and said they would do it again. Also in the parking area they had picnic tables and lots of trees for climbing something my kids LOVE to do. They also have trails you can walk on. So we spent some time there before we took off for the lake house.