Whew, what a weekend!
On the 3rd of July, we visited the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for our first time. I’d been wanting to visit this place for a few years, and I am glad we finally got down there. It’s small but very interesting and enough to keep the kids busy for a couple of hours easy. It’s also very focused on research and hands-on exhibits for all, which works well for those of us with kids. I plan to write more about our visit later in a separate post, but if you have the chance to get over to visit, please do. Oh and PS, admission is free (though a small donation per person is welcome of course).
Then later that day (evening) we spent time with good friends and walked to a local fireworks display. Thanks to the good folks at McKenna’s on the Bay we had a wonderful view of fireworks over Alamitos Bay here in Long Beach for the second year in a row. The kids (and adults) loved the fireworks and the new tradition that has begun with great friends and the city of Long Beach all-around.
Next up, Independence Day! Hope you had a great 4th, RMT’ers! We kicked ours off with a neighborhood pancake breakfast put on by someone we met walking by our house while C worked hard on the front yard. She came by one day and invited us down for the morning. So glad we went as we finally found out where all the kids in the neighborhood are hanging out (young and old)! While T is oldest child of the crew by about 18 months or so, it’s still nice to see that there are many more kids in the area than we’d originally thought.
We followed up breakfast with our annual trek down to the docks with our good friends at their boat so we could play and spray others in the area’s annual water fight. More splashing good times were had by all, and we could not have asked for a nicer day (sunny and 70s, and water temps near 70, too!).
Finally, we spent the morning of the 5th at the beach! Our neighbor (and T’s “Auntie”) had some family visiting from out-of-town, which included a boy who’d never seen the ocean. Oh the things we take for granted here in Southern California I tell you. T had a fun morning out showing his new friend the surf and sand and all the fun that goes with it!
So we had a good weekend… um, no, wait, we had a good holiday, with a weekend that had yet to get started. I hope you had a great holiday if you celebrated Independence Day and a great weekend to follow, too!
I’ll be away from the blog for a little bit on a mid-summer break. Enjoy these lazy (and/or busy) summer days, RMT’ers! Until then, please click the above badge and vote for me, “Real Mom Time,” in the Circle of Mom’s 2013 Top 25 So Cal Mom Blogger contest! You can vote daily through Tuesday July 30! You can vote on your phone, tablet, or computer, on a network or via wi-fi! Thanks to the nice reader who nominated me for this year’s contest; I hope you know who you are because I sure don’t, but many thanks! I’d really like to crack the top 25 after just missing last year at #27 (aww!). Thanks for your ongoing support, RMT’ers, and don’t forget to VOTE!