Sunday, November 2, 2008
He was thrilled beyond belief. We took the bus from downtown to the mall, had lunch, played at the mall playground, rode the escalator and took the bus back downtown. On the bus he would just sit there, so still, and watch the world go by. It was remarkable to watch my normally extremely active two year old sit sill. He cried when we had to get off at our bus stop.
Since we ride for free (Shands and UF have a deal with the bus for their employees to ride free of charge) I think we will be going for another ride soon.
After our trip on the bus, we headed home for nap time. We all had a nice snooze and then headed to the Alachua park. Well, it turns out that Alachua was having their fall festival so all the roads to the park were blocked. We decided to take a walk through the festival. Will liked walking all by himself. He looked like such a big boy that I had to take his picture.
Then Chris spotted the sno cone vendor. One cherry sno cone to go please! Will really enjoyed the treat and so did Chris.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Today is UF's homecoming so Chris had the day off. While the hospital doesn't close for homecoming, I went ahead and tood the day off and we were going to go to the parade.
Before the parade we took Will to get his second year pictures taken. It defiantly went better than last year! Mostly because we went on a week day and it was not nearly as crowded. We tried to get Will's photo taken in his Gator gear with a football and everything, but Will kept wanting to throw the football, so that shot never quite worked out. We did get some nice family Gator shots.
Unfortunately the rest of the days plans didn't quite work out. It was a dreary, rainy day so we elected to not go to the parade.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
We had lunch at the Spice Mill Cafe. Since it was Will's birthday, we got him a Shamu cookie. It was very cute and he seemed to enjoy it. Mom and Dad took a bite and really have to say it was about the worst cookie ever. Ah well, you can't win them all.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
The other pictures are from the Alachua playground. We were there today goofing around. Will is really getting agile and adept at climbing.
Jack graduated this past Friday. Congrats Jack! We are so proud of you. This is where I should have a nice picture of Jack with his diploma but instead I just have a photo of the TV screen with the graduation information as the camera batteries died after taking this photo.
Ah well, such is life. The important thing is that Jack received his Associate of Science degree. Way to go!
Another trip with Nana, Poppa and Uncle Bobo. This time to the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. In this picture, Will thought the shadow of the banana tree leaves looked like a gator. He would say "Look! Gator! Chomp, chomp. Bite Will! Chomp, chomp." Already he is a very inventive guy with an active imagination. We are in such big trouble!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Chris took the crew over to St. Augustine during their visit. I had to work this day but everyone seemed to have a nice time. Will managed to relieve everyone of their change at the fountain. If half his wishes come true he will be one lucky boy. They also visited the fort at St. Augustine, did some shopping and drove by the haunted lighthouse.
This past week Chris' parents, Will's Nana and Poppa and Uncle Bobo came to visit. We really enjoyed their visit. While I had to go to work for some of the trip, Chris and Will took the week off. We all went to the Butterfly Garden and while I was at work, trips to St. Augustine, Kanapaha Botanical Garden and to Apopka.
This entry has the photos from the Butterfly Garden. More photos to follow on the other trips.
Fortunately it stopped raining in time for her daughter, Sarah's birthday party. Chris, Will and I drove up to help Sarah celebrate. Colleen's in laws live in a rural area of Georgia and have chickens and horses.
As I've mentioned before, Will loves animals so he was in animal heaven. He got to chase the chickens with Sarah (if you look closely at the first picture, you can see the chickens running for their lives!) and pet the horses.
He was really enthralled with the horses and kept running back to see them. I think he would have climbed over the fence and rode off into the sunset on one of the horses if he could have!
Fay had kindly dumped a ton of rain in Georgia so the yard had several large puddles. It took Will no time to run through the puddles with much glee. I think we went through all of the back up clothing changes before the trip was done. We all really enjoyed the trip but I think Will had the best time. Between the chickens, horses and puddles it was toddler heaven.