Friday, July 13, 2018

5 on Friday!

Happy Friday!
Today I'm linking up with Christina, April and Natasha for Five on Friday!

We got Jackson's baseball pictures back recently and he looks so handsome and grown up!

Last week I happened to have my camera at work because I had a photo session in the city right after work and before I left for the day, there happened to be a rainbow and I was able to get a quick picture of it. So pretty.

Last Saturday the weather was beautiful, so we took advantage of it and headed to Six Flags for the evening. We have season passes so we love to go out there and spend some family time together. They have their Mardi Gras Parade going on this month which was fun to see and the kids got a TON of beads! While we were there, Jackson asked if we could go to Hurricane Harbor sometime soon, which is the water park at Six Flags, so since I was off Monday, my Mom and I decided to take the kids there. We had so much fun both days!

The kids at Hurricane Harbor on Monday!


We have an upcoming Disneyland trip planned for the last week in September so I ordered a few shirts for us for the 4 days that we'll be there.

These 2 are for Avery and I.

This one is for Jackson because he LOVES Space Mountain!

These two are for Jake and I. ;-)

Mine and Jake's 11 Year Wedding Anniversary is tomorrow. :-) While we don't have an elaborate trip planned like last year, we are planning to spend a night out together. I can't believe it's been 11 years already. It's been a great 11 years and I am so happy to be sharing my life with Jake!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

West Palm Beach Vacation: Day 7

Day 7 was Friday and our last full day in Florida. My parents, Jake and I and the kids all drove 2 1/2 hours north that morning to visit Kennedy Space Center for the day. My nieces decided that a day relaxing at the rental house sounded better so they opted to stay back. Ha!

We decided to go to KSC because Jackson is really into learning about Space! I will say that we all had fun and there a few things special for the kids to do, however, for the most part it was over Jackson's head and a little too much information for him. Both he and Avery got bored during parts of it so I sort of wish we would have waited a couple more years to take the kids there. Us adults really enjoyed it though and the kids did enjoy parts.

This building is ginormous. They said a regular sized car could actually fit on one of the stripes on the flag, that's how big this building is. It's hard to tell just how massive it is.

The pictures don't do this rocket ship justice. It was HUGE!!!

Jackson touching a piece of the moon.

This little see-thru tunnel was high above the main level of the building. The picture doesn't do it justice.

After we got back from Kennedy Space Center, we ordered pizza from Pizza Lino on Singer Island. We ate and then got packed so that we could be at the airport bright and early for our flight home the next morning! We had a great trip!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

West Palm Beach Vacation: Day 6

I'm finally getting back to our vacation posts. We were so busy in June and then with July 4th, I sort of skipped around and took a break from blogging about our vacation back in May. So I'm going to try and blog about the last two days there so that I can be somewhat caught up around here.

Day 6 of our trip was on Thursday. That morning we had a reservation for parasailing with Adventure Watersports! I highly recommend them if you're ever on Singer Island and want to parasail. The crew we had was so great and friendly. It was Jackson's first time to parasail and it was so much fun to experience it with him. He's a dare-devil for sure, but even he was a little nervous about parasailing and didn't quite know what to expect. Jake and I have both parasailed before and thought it would be fun to take Jackson since he was old enough.

He loved it! It was only about 20 minutes of being up in the air and then they brought us down for a little dip where only our feet got wet. While we were up in the air though, he said to look around and see if we could see any fish, dolphin or sea turtles. So we were looking hard to hopefully see something cool and we ended up seeing a very big fish that our captain said was more than likely a tiger shark based on our explanation of it. Jackson thought that was pretty cool that we got to see a shark!

I ordered the picture package for an extra $30 and they took a ton of pictures for us which was awesome! 

That afternoon we went to eat lunch at Rafiki Tiki, which was very good by the way. Then we went to the store to get some food for dinner, We grilled filet mignon that night and it was delicious. After going to the store, we headed back to the rental house where we hung out by the pool and just relaxed all day.

There were so many little lizards hanging out in the backyard of the rental house. At one time I counted 5 different lizards all on the fence at one time. This guy was one of them.

And this guy was rather interesting. Occasionally he would flare out his neck which was quite a surprise. I'm not sure what kind of lizard he was but it was cool to watch him do his thing. Ha.

Avery playing with her LOL Surprise Dolls. She's obsessed with them.

Jackson and Papa racing in the pool. :-)

That evening we took some family pictures down by the beach. I wrote a post all about them here if you'd like to see the rest.

And that's a wrap for Day 6 of our West Palm Beach Vacation.