Monday, April 5, 2010

03/20/2010 Happy Birthday, Mason

Chris came home from being on call and we loaded our family into the car (Chris slept on a crib mattress in the trunk while I drove) and headed on down to Bradenton, FL to visit with Grandma and Grandpa who were here for the month enjoying (?) the unseasonably cool Florida weather. We were going to celebrate Mason's birthday with them, so Grandpa planned all sorts of fun activities for us and Grandma made a delicious meal and lovely cake for Mason's birthday. They even had balloons and squirt guns to add to the fun! We had a great time looking at manatees, saw a shark and several sting-rays jump out of the water (I've never been so close to such creatures in the wild...sort of freaked me out!) and even got to enjoy orange ice cream made from freshly squeezed oranges at the local orange grove. What fun! Thanks, Grandma and Grandpa, for a wonderful time! Mason had a great birthday (and we did, too)!

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