Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Springs Preserves with Friends

We met our friends at Springs Preserves. We met in the homeschool group and have become very close friends. It is wonderful how that I am close to the moms and our kids are good friends too.

They had a Ripley's Believe it or Not exhibit. It had all kinds of weird stuff that we found fascinating.

We were the only ones in our group who had been there before. So the stuff that we had seen dozens of times was new to our friends. Some favorites included the sand, flash flood, and the animals.

We tried to go to the morning bird show, but it filled up before we could. I did not realize just how much Alex really wanted to go. We planned to eat then get in line for the second show, but he begged so we decided to see if we could eat in the lobby. No food or drink. However, the line had already started and looked really long. Both Alex and Sabrina prayed we would still get in so we joined the line.

Our friends were going to eat, but got in line too. There were people in between us and we were told not to save seats. So I figured that we would just meet up afterwards. Yet, when the kids and I got into our row another family was trying to get on the end. For some reason they sat somewhere else and there were four seats left. Just enough for our friends to join us if one child sat on a mom's lap!

To say the kids liked the show would be an understatement. Sabrina kept bouncing out of her seat. And Alex was enthralled.

Nicole had to leave after lunch, but Theresa and I stayed for a while longer. Even though we had a membership to Springs Preserve a few years ago, we had never been to the garden. It was lovely! Much to Sabrina's delight we went into the butterfly garden. Poor girl was devastated that a butterfly landed on her friend and two landed on her brother's hat, but none on her!

Thankfully Sabrina soon recovered especially since that was almost the end of a wonderful day. On the way out we let the kids bust open geodes. They all got beautiful white crystals.


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