We really had a blast on Saturday. We started the day off with swim lessons. Ryan was a little swimming fiend. He kicked like a manic while smiling, laughing and having a great time. To say that he has warmed up to this water excitement is the understatement of the century.
And speaking of excitement – Ryan absolutely LOVES planes. Every time he hears one he immediately points to the sky says something unintelligible as of yet, and looks around for it. So I thought it might be fun to take the boys to the Aviator Grill at Hooks Airport. Not only was the food super yummy the boys were in hog heaven watching all the planes leaving and taking off. It was such a nice day folks were coming in and going out every couple of minutes. We must have seen at least 30 planes. We even got to see a BIG jet take off. Ryan heard it long before he could see it and started looking for it and craning his head to be able to see around Daddy as much as possible.
Before we left the very nice ladies at the grill gave us some rolls to feed the ducks at the pond on our way out. There were lots of hungry baby ducks. Though when we gave the boys bread to throw they both scarfed it down instead of throwing it and then asked for more. It was too funny.
To wrap the day up we ventured downtown to check out Discovery Green Park. I saw some pictures of it on the news and thought it looked pretty cool. When we first got there none of the water features were working and I was getting a little nervous as that was the main reason we had come. We finally asked the staff and they told us that the water would come back on later. We got the boys changed and let them play on the playground until the water show started.
When we first took them over to the water fountain area they weren’t quite sure what to think. But it took them no time at all to warm up to it. They weren’t even as phased as Mommy when the water jets really took off and blasted 4-5’. As I scampered for cover (as I wasn’t wearing a swimsuit and was carrying my camera!) they just took it all in stride. Ryan hedged his bets. He moved toward the outside edge so he could make a quick getaway of necessary, but didn’t make any attempt to actually get out. Connor was so thrilled in the downpour, he just giggled louder.
Despite looking like drowned rats, they were still smiling when we left.