Making holiday plans are always a little difficult when your kids are over 4 years apart in age. There are all sorts of fun and adventurous things we could do that Jonah would love but it would be a little difficult with Micah. So, we stuck close to home this year. We joined some friends at their neighborhood pool for several hours.
Before we left home, I was trying to talk to Jonah about the significance of this day. We've been talking about it all week but he is still in the mode of birthday=party so "America's birthday" has him totally confused.
We got there at 10:00 and hardly anyone was there. It was basically empty for the first two hours we were there. It started to fill up about the time we were ready to leave.
My boys swam and played their hearts out. Little Micah kept up with them and swam just as much as they did. He is finally big enough for the Puddle Jumper floaties I bought him. These things make life so much easier with little ones in the water.
We took lunch with us to the pool so Micah was ready to go straight to bed when we got home. He slept for 4.5 hours. I'm not surprised though. He swam for a good 3 hours. Poor baby was tired! He went back to bed around 7 tonight.
While he napped, Jonah and Dan went to see the new Spiderman movie. Thanks to Pluggedinonline.com, we can now check movies to see if they are appropriate for him. It gives a list of every word, innuendo, reference and behavior. That isn't a movie I would normally let him see for fear of what might be in it but the review gave us the go ahead. Dan said he loved it!
Now, the two of them are with friends at the Lake Helen Firework show while I am home with Micah. I found myself watching a documentary about trash. Yes, riveting...I know.