Thanks to the calendar, we had a long weekend to celebrate our nation's birthday. The girls were into a plan, and even had a check list written out to make sure we got all the fun done.
Friday we went down to see Steve's parents in St. Petersburg. It is always fun and I leave with at least one great story... and we usually get to go to our favorite Thai restaurant (Osaka in Madeira Beach) while we are down there. It was just great. Red curry is my dish of choice. We even had some hours of sun left so we changed into our suits and hit the beach. The waves were a little choppy, so it was a short visit. The best part was on the way home when we decided to sing every patriotic song known to us. It was great. But then to our surprise we came up on early fireworks as we drove north on I-75. The display was so great, cars were pulling over just to watch.
What a great little treasure to add to our weekend, especially since not five minutes before we had let the girls know we would not be seeing any of the BIG fireworks this year. HA!
Saturday was met with plans to go and see Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. We sure did laugh...I think I dreamed about Sid last night, even heard his accent. We did a little shopping and ended up at the Symonds for dinner, fun and fireworks. The Cannon crew ended up joining us, so it was extra fun. With great delight, the fireworks that we ended up seeing and the "boys" lit, were spectacular. I was amazed. Scared at times too. And it even hurt my budget just thinking about the dollars that were going up in smoke, and I did not buy any!
Today was church and it is always good to be with family. Steve and got settled to watch Wimbledon recorded on our DVR, silly me thinking it would make a great afternoon of fun with my honey....good gracious hours and hours later, hungry kids later, it finally ended. My heart was sad for Roddick, and I even had a tear when I saw his wife trying to hold it together for him. What a great weekend.