A few pictures from our fun-filled day at the Florida Aquarium.. (fun, except for the part where Cameron decided to freak out as I was about to feed them lunch in the cafeteria- more on that in a minute)
We took a little jaunt over to Tampa today with the Netheros, Adams, and the Pierces to check out some fish. The kids were most definitely more aware of where they were this time than the last time we went- I think they were maybe 8 months? They have a nice splash park and play area for the kids outside, I can’t wait to let them run freely out there. On the other hand, the thought terrifies me at the same time. I don’t picture myself ever letting them all loose at once in public. How will I keep track of them? I’m assuming (and really hoping) that sometime soon they will start to listen a little better to me.. (when does that happen?)
Anyway, on to the meltdown. I had to go down to the cafeteria and get some lunch for the kids, since I didn’t have much at home to pack for them, so I got a tray of grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, mac’n’cheese, (you know, healthy stuff) and Cameron starts to implode. I have been aware that he is getting at least one molar, but usually the Motrin does its job, or at least I can console him by holding him.. but not this time. I pick him up, try to console him, meanwhile Lily and Ben are staring at the tray of food in front of them, getting a little screamy themselves. Poor Amanda and Scott are trying to feed their twins and help me at the same time.. it was a little stressful. I was sweating bullets, I think I got a little dehydrated during that episode. I felt like all eyes were on us for a while there. I remembered Amanda telling me that she had some orajel swabs, which I had never used before. I have the regular Orajel, and honestly I never really saw that it made a big difference so I don’t use it much anymore…. but I thought it was most definitely worth a try… and WOW did that thing work, and fast. One minute he was screaming, I was sweating, he wouldn’t let me put him down, and then next he was sitting in a high chair, eating grilled cheese, waving at the kid at the next able. Thank you, Amanda, and thank you, Orajel!
Tomorrow’s another big day.. off to New Smyrna Beach to see Todd’s mom and dad. I love going to the beach, even if I never even go swimming anymore. Something about being on the water just makes me happy. I hope our kids grow to love it as much as I do! Have a good night!