Sterling promised us a couple days of fun between classes ending and before his next set of classes starting--in the midst of his studying for boards. So the one day (a few weeks ago) we hit up the zoo and rode the bike. Then we waited until Ruth was on Spring Break to have another day with daddy so that she didn't have to go to school in the morning to throw off the groove of fun! We drove down to Key Largo (about an hour away) and went to Jacob's Aquatic Center which we had heard was really fun--plus it's been on our list of 'Things to Do in Miami' since we first moved here, and we're almost moving away! Also----SOUTH FLORIDA IS CRAZY when it comes to pools and splash pads, and even though it's hardly ever below 70, most of them close and don't reopen until after Memorial Day, so our options were limited even though it is SUPER hot outside already.
It's not heated, so that made the giant Pirate Ship a little bit of a let-down because with the little bit of a breeze, the water spray at the top of every slide was quite chilly and the kids got cold really quick. I have to say, they were awesome though! Molly's lips were blue and the kids were shaking before they'd get out and come warm up. So still worth it!
|Ruth hitting the end of the slide. She LOVED it!|
|See that adorable grin?|
|The pirate ship|
|More fun playground|
|See all three of my kids up there? Driving the ship!|
|Here's jumping off the high dive!|
The pool behind the above picture is where we spent most of our hours. It was nice and warm. :)
|Baby bump photo! And in future, remind me that if I am going to french braid my hair, to SUNSCREEN MY PART! Now, I look like I have dandruff.|
|Will would lay on his towel in the hot sun to warm up inbetween pool runs.|
I'm really glad we took the day and drove down there. The kids swam for almost five hours straight and it was really fun to have the slides and things to play on. They are still talking about the pirate boat pool! It was a really great way to spend an entire day with daddy and cross something off of our Miami bucket list!