Here are some photos form our second recent outing downtown. This time we met up with some friends who were visiting from Florida. They are delightful and we had a great time chatting and catching up. Luckily, the fountain was running so we had some entertainment for the kids following our meal at one of our favorite eating establishments.
Usually, we go here after a successful well-child exam but this past check up T Rex asked to go over to a friend's house to play and T Rex Dad had to work. Hence, it was just Bebe Sister and me at her appointment. I will say, it was the first time I have dropped off T Rex at a friend's house just for the sole purpose of playing, not because I needed him to be with a sitter so I could go to an appointment. It was sort of a surreal growing up mom-moment for me. He did great and did not even miss me. Guess it was not such a big moment for him, huh?
Before we left the house, Bebe Sister had to model her new $4 outfit. Then her brother had to model his new Lightning McQueen pants that I made for him. I also made him a matching blanket, pillow case, and bag but more on all these in another posting. Lots of projects in the works. Making one last push before school starts in just under three weeks.
Since we missed our trip to the Beanery, we decided this was the perfect place to take our friends for some home-style cookin' outside the home. There is a charming little pond just outside where the kids enjoy wading. No matter how hard me try, they always get completely wet. Oh, and a plug for pocket style cloth diapers - if you need a swim diaper but don't have one handy, pull out the insert and it works like a charm. (I would, however, not use these at the pool as I'd be worried about the chemicals harming my covers. I am certain they would hold in messes nicely, though.)
Then they were off to splash in the fountain. T Rex does not really enjoy getting wet at the pool but he really enjoys splashing in the fountain. The photos say it all.
Finally we managed to drag the kids away from the fountain and into some dry clothes - note T Rex has no pants on. Our emergency clothes in the car are more for cold weather and with it being 99 degrees that day he refused sweatpants. (I don't blame him.) So, boxer briefs and a t-shirt were sufficient. They still found fun dancing on a nearby stage. Our little princess was up on the stage dancing like a super-star tap dancer. I really see a future for that gal.
After two hours of fun, it was nap time and home we went. We shall miss our friends and hope someday to make the trek to Florida. We won't get to see any more space shuttle launches but there is always Disney World, the manatees, and good friends.