Maxwell, Evan, Maddie, Robert & Claire in their matching shirts
We helped Robert celebrate his 10th birthday at an amazing pirate themed birthday party. The kids had so much fun digging in the sand, going for a treasure hunt with very creative clues, breaking open the pinata, decorating their own cupcakes, eating lots of pirate food (especially the donuts!), and dressing up like little buccaneers!
Our friends Colleen & Chris ran the Disney 1/2 marathon on January 7 and decided to make it a family trip to Florida! We've had a great time with Ella & Keegan, and even got to go to a character breakfast at Chef Mickey's on Sunday and Magic Kingdom on Monday. Here are a few of the highlights.
On Thursday, Evan's class had their Arbor Day Field Trip in Downtown Windermere. There was a presentation by the Mayor and Garden Club and then the kids sang 6 songs about sunshine, trees and Windermere. It was too cute. Then they got to watch an arborist climb a giant tree, help plant a new tree and were then treated to lots and lots of cookies!
Singing some songs
With the golden shovel
Goofing around with his friends
Helping plant a new tree
Mrs. Smith & Mrs. Chase's Pre-K Class
Acting like parts of a tree (Evan and some of the boys are acting like trunks!)
Last weekend, we took advantage of the beautiful cool weather and headed to Blue Springs Park to see see the manatees who head there for the warm water (72 degrees year round) when the St. John's River water gets too cold. There were 280 manatee there that day (although we didn't see them all!). The kids had a great time watching all the manatee and fish in the water, and we all enjoyed being a little cold and treating ourselves to some hot chocolate. It was a wonderful day to be outside with friends and wild animals.