Monday, August 29, 2016

Last Week of Summer Staycation

The last week of summer before school started, Anthony went on a fishing trip to the keys and I stayed home with the boys. Originally we were all going to go, but school started earlier this year and we didn't want James to miss the beginning of school. I planned a different activity every day throughout the week so that it would feel a little bit like a vacation for us. The day before Anthony left, we visited the Lighthouse. I wasn't sure if Rett would be able to climb it, but he did it like it was nothing!

I love Rett's face in this one!

The next day was James' OT appointment and afterwards I surprised them with a trip to the zoo. His appointment is about an hour away from us and it turns out the one of the zoos is only a 15 minute drive from there. I wish I had realized this at the beginning of the summer!

The first stop was to ride the zoo train. Look at their faces when they saw it coming down the track. Priceless!

They wanted to ride the carousal and James ran around the entire thing to find "the one that stays still", so they sat in the wheelchair seat for the entire ride. Even the operator asked if they really didn't want to sit on one of the horses that go up and down and they both said no, they liked their seat.

Waiting for the train ride to start:

Petting the goats:

James really wanted to go play at the splash pad, so I let him. Rett definitely didn't, so he stayed next to me. The poor boy looked so hot!

Another day was chuck e cheese day and we discovered that they installed card machines to use instead of tokens since the last time we were there. The entire time James was talking about how he couldn't wait to come again with Anthony and show him how to use the cards to make the rides work.

Our quail started laying eggs the week Anthony was gone! It was very exciting.
Since they started we get one a day from each girl, so we get two quail eggs a day now. It is James job to collect the eggs, so he checks everyday after school and brings them inside. This week we also buckled down and got rid of our 5 extra roosters. I got pretty good at cleaning them and getting them ready for the freezer. We ate some the other night and they tasted great! We just put more eggs in the incubator to start everything over again, hopefully we will end up with more girls this time.

We had a pool day and we got home so late, I decided to let Rett skip his nap and just have an early bedtime. He fell asleep watching TV!

I took the boys to a classic car show they had downtown. James loved that everyone had their hoods up and he could see all the engines!

His favorite was this hearse!

We ran into our next door neighbors and we got to catch up a bit. James was dying to see inside his car engine, so he lifted him up and gave him a good look. James said he has always wanted to see inside his car!

Anthony did a lot of lobstering and fishing while he was gone for the week. He do as much of it as he wanted to, but I don't think the guys he went with realized just how precious this time was. Time with no kids or responsibilities?? If he wasn't sleeping he wanted to be fishing! He came home with a lot of lobster for the freezer, so that was good.

1 comment:

Happy said...

I want lobster!!! Hope you still have some in the freezer again next time I'm there, that dinner + shrimp you made me last time was AMAZING!!! And we'll definitely have to go to Chuck-E-Cheese's next time we're together, all of my kids still love it after going there for the past 6 years!