Well, that’s kind of a lie. We don’t really have a family summer bucket list this year, but we do have some things we really wanted to do. (So, that kinds of counts, right?!) With the weekend wide open (That doesn’t happen often!), we stuffed it with our own plans as they came up, brainstorming all our “I wish we had time to do that…” plans. First of all, Friday was Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-a. The restaurant hosts the holiday once a year, so we dressed up, and got our breakfasts for free!
Red chose to eat the biscuits first, and chicken last… which made for easy dipping. I can’t argue with a kid that eats his whole meal and asks for more! (Especially this picky eater).
We cashed in our ticket vouchers for Extreme Dinosaurs in Atlantic Station, and while Hubs really enjoyed the history, animatronics and lighting, Red was slightly terrified. Someone had to hold him the entire time (unless he was at the fossil digging tables) and while he remained very curious, he only liked the dinosaurs that the visitors could control. Dinos that moved and roared without notice were not his cup of tea.
I got away with my best friend to dinner and a show – The Little Mermaid at the Fox Theatre. And before you go getting all excited about it, < Rant> it was NOT a National Tour of the show… it was a regional production by Theatre Under the Stars… and the Fox did NOT disclose that when we bought the tickets. Sure, there was broadway talent (excellent actors and singers), the music, orchestra and tapping tracks (yes, it was all recorded) were great, but the design was NOT. It was a VERY far cry from the original, and the rented costumes didn’t hold up for me. The set design was sparse at best, and paying a broadway ticket price for it was a little sad. < EndOfRant/ > (totally stole that blog coding joke from Krystyn!!)
Lastly, Sunday was Aquarium day! We’ve already been 3 times in the last month, making our yearly passes way more valuable than we ever thought. B and PJ, our cousins, came with us, and we had a blast.
Little toddlers (2,3 and 4 years old) jetting from exhibit to exhibit was pretty cool to watch, and hearing Red squeal about the dolphin show for the third time never gets old. I can’t help but smile and laugh at his meltdown as we headed for the car, screaming for more whale sharks and flinging himself on the ground for more jellyfish. Maybe we should just move in?!
Summer is ending so fast! We “go back to school” in a mere 3 weeks. YIKES! Did you knock anything off your summer bucket list this weekend?