Let's just say I knew I would need back-up... LOL!!! Well, sort of;) I just don't like being alone without another adult at night... I'm a scaredy cat... and it's a great excuse to hang out with my amazing Momma:) So we invaded her house!!!
ANd to keep the kids busy and simulated we took them to the aquarium!! And before we made plans I contacted a fellow blogger who I'd been meaning to meet up with:) I have a funny conversation though about this "meet up".
I was chatting with my brother about going to the aquarium and this was how the conversation went...
Me: Yah, we're taking the kids to the aquarium.
Eric: By yourself?
Me: No Mom's coming and I'm super excited to be meeting up friend that I met online.
Eric: Have you met them before?
Eric: Sounds kind of romantic?
Me: Oh yes... me, Mom, the three kids and then my friend Sarah, her two kids and mother-in-law!! Very romantic:).... giggles...
We did finally get to the aquarium and met Sarah and her crew... very adorable!! And sweet:)The pic to the right is Sarah's:)
My disappointment was that our kids were running around everywhere!!! Her little boy Dustyn knew exactly where all the cool places were and my Lydia and Chris were in a new place and running circles around my mom and I! SO we didn't get much chat time :( Maybe another time:)
And onto my somewhat decent, but treasured aquarium pics;)
I knew my mom spoke a different language:) LOL!!! Her and the turtle were definitely connecting;)
Nate and the shark tank:) He was VERY cautious about using the glass to hold on to!
Chris and Lydia climbing all over the dolphin while Mom and I spied out a Bald eagle across the inlet.
Then Chris, Grammie and Lydia trying to touch a ray.
Lydia's highlight of the aquarium visit... so I wanted to include it;)
The kids received fishing rods from my parents with the promise that they'd take them out fishing when possible. SO don't you know my kids HELD them TO IT... so on a chilly late Saturday morning we headed out to find a fishing spot.
First place, no trespassing.
Second place, no signs... we unpack EVERYONE, set up Lydia's rod, bait her hook and she's fishing;) Then the "pier watchers" come and kicked us off... LOL!! Yes we got kicked off of a fishing spot;)
Third place, beautiful.... it was a friend of our family parents' house and it was soo nice! And so the kids got to fish...
it was super freezing cold and of course they didn't catch a thing.... but they WENT FISHING... and they were super excited they got to do that:)
We had a blast with my parents, quick visits with my brother, sister and Hannah Grace, and then we traveled home to welcome Daddy and Anna back from their own voyage:)