Tuesday Aubrey & I drove up to Stuart to have breakfast with Doranda and her two girls, Rylee and Gracyn. Then we carpooled over to the Hutchinson Island Oceanographic Center. It's a small Martin County "park". We fed the stingrays, experienced the touch tank, walked the nature trail until the mosquitos got to be too much and took a stroll on the boardwalk to look at the lagoon. It was miserably hot and humid, so we cut the outdoor fun short and headed inside. They have aquariums inside set up with different kinds of fishlife. They also have an indoor touch tank and a little gift shop. The girls talked us into buying them books. Hey, at least it wasn't a request for stuffed animals or candy, lol.
We went to eat lunch at the yummy Big Apple Pizza. They have the BEST Italian Wedding Soup and House Dressing. We had antipasto salad with the dressing, roasted red pepper pizza and the soup. It was delish. The girls did so well: 4, 2 and 1, but had experienced enough, so we headed back to Doranda's. The girls played for a bit longer and Doranda and I got to chat. We explored our business partnership a little more with our craft endeavor and decided we COULD do it living in separate states and want to look into it further. It's a secret, but once we have our ducks in a row, we'll make a grand announcement :) Wednesday and Thursday will be spent cleaning house and organizing/packing. I'd like to finally get all the homeschool stuff separated by subject and boxed up and into the garage.