"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, a home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for."

Saturday, August 8, 2009

A day in St. Augustine

Our vacation plans didn't go as planned so we have decided to do several day trips this week. Today we made a trip down to St. Augustine. We go to St. Augustine a lot, but we always stroll along the Saint George St. and never venture into other areas. Today we hit the antique shops just before the old town. We stopped at a nearby park so that Landon could run off some energy and we enjoyed a picnic lunch. Landon is at the age now where the park is a ton of fun. He is able to slide down the slide by himself, climb on the playground equipment, and just run amok.

Landon and Uncle Alex on the teeter-totter

Landon sliding down the slide

He's so confident that he slides down backwards...

...and head first!

My mom and I took Landon on his first carousel ride at the park and he loved it. He was so excited when he saw the carousel and was smiling from ear to ear when I sat him on top of the carousel horse.

Unfortunately, the carousel ride didn't get off to a good start. There was another little boy about the same age as Landon who was looking at the carousel. Landon walked up next to him to say "Hi" and to look at the carousel as well and the little boy pushed Landon away. I couldn't believe it. Landon was scared and ran off and tripped into a pile of dirt and ants. Here is the result of the fall (if you click on the picture you'll be able to see just how dirty his face got from the fall).

Luckily, Landon wasn't hurt (of course I got bit up by ants) and the rest of the afternoon went off without a hitch. It was nice seeing different stores and of course we ended the day strolling along the old town streets.

A family picture by the fort

Landon enjoying a rice cake by the water

Landon chilling in his stroller

Playing with random bubbles blowing onto the street

We had a really nice afternoon and we are looking forward to a relaxing day at the beach tomorrow and a fun trip to the zoo on Monday.

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