kids snacking in the car
we love the fruit snacks! i like Jihad's expression in this photo. Kelli's on the side.
Kaleya & Kelli
dorm where kelli stayed freshman year at UF
a spanish moss tree - i just thought it was beautiful
another Spanish Moss tree
a research building on the UF campus
section of the UF wall of graffitti
Bull Gator statue in front of the UF Football Complex
Shands Hospital @ UF
Lizard @ Heritage Park
Kaleya, Ron & Jihad on their morning walk June 2
On June 2 we went to Heritage Village - a collection of historic buildings
the layout @ Heritage Village
Harris School Building. Pic from Heritage Village Photo Collection.
kids inside Harris School
Lowe Barn. Pic from Heritage Village Photo Collection.
inside Lowe's Barn
carriages inside Lowe's Barn
tools labeled inside Lowe's Barn
Lowe House. Pic from Heritage Village Photo Collection.
the picture is blurry, but the doors in the Lowe house were so low!
the original Lowe House circa 1906
kids on the front of the Lowe House
owner of the Lowe House
history of Harris School
Boyer Cottage. Pic from Heritage Village Photo Collection.
inside Boyer Cottage
the other side of the room in Boyer Cottage
Union Academy - a hand-me down school for African Americans. Pic from Heritage Village Photo Collection.
inside Union Academy school
McMullen Home. We didn't get to go in; it was roped off. Pic from Heritage Village Photo Collection.
Walsingham Home. This too was roped off. Pic from Heritage Village Photo Collection.
Fire Engine building. Pic from Heritage Village Photo Collection.
Village Garage. Pic from the Heritage Village photo collection.
kids in front of the Village Garage
Jihad in front of the Village Garage
kids looking in well remains
Kaleya & Jihad
Kaleya & Miles
Williams Park Bandstand. Pic from Heritage Village Photo Collection.
Plant Summer Home. Pic from Heritage Village Photo Collection.
a sugar cane mill. Pic from Heritage Village Photo Collection.
on the afternoon of June 2, we also went to the St. Petersburg Pier
view @ the Pier
the "Peeps" version of the Pier - St. Peepersburg Pier
another view of St. Peepersburg Pier. Check out the peeps catching rays.
I'm helping Kaleya look through the binoculars.
Jihad & Miles looking through the binoculars @ the Pier
Glamorous Kelli as always
Miles, Jihad & Kaleya perch like pelicans on the posts
mural @ the Pier
Miles & Jihad feed dead fish to the pelicans @ the Pier
pelican has a full mouth
climbing a Kapok tree in downtown St. Pete
all 4 in the Kapok tree
I tried to help Kaleya in the tree but she wasn't going for it too much
Miles in the Kapok tree
Jihad in the Kapok tree
Kaleya poses on the roots of the Kapok tree
during their daily morning walk on June 3, Kaleya picked flowers
On Wed June 2 we went to the St. Petersburg Science Museum. Our tour started in the marine room where they had this water tank.
miles look over the tank in the marine room
looking over the tank at the Science Museum
a sailfish on the wall of the marine room
Miles opening drawers
Jihad holds up a pirahna skeleton
Jihad examines a horshoe crab skeleton
and I ask him to show me the underside
Kelli measures herself against the Albatross wingspan
info abt clouds
Jihad in front of the pond. it was covered in duckweed
took this pic w/ them facing the sun, thus the squinting
cook's hut in the native american village part @ the Science Museum
tile walkway for the united states
Kelli had to stand next to her Florida sidewalk block
Kaleya holds up her pressed penny
After the Science Museum we went to the International Plaze where there was this play area.
On Thursday June 4th we went to the Florida Aquarium. On the way there we saw this gecko painted on the side of one of the buildings in downtown Tampa
view of the Florida Aquarium
in the elevator on the way to the aquarium
Kaleya & Miles @ the Aquarium
bird looking right at me
i love this picture!
in front of one of the tanks
in the water play area at the Aquarium
Miles jumps off the fish
after the aquarium we went to Honeymoon Island to go to the beach. This was on the bay side.
Miles & Jihad abt to get in the water
Kaleya & Jihad in the water
Miles shows off his clam findings.
On Saturday June 5th we went to play Adventure Miniature Golf @ Smugglers Cove
view on the golf course
the mini-golf course was beautifully decorated
Miles gets ready to putt
I'm working the hole!
Mommy on the golf course
we had a chance to feed the alligators on the golf course!
Kaleya took this picture of me!
view from atop the golf course
After miniature golf, we went to a bird sanctuary
Kaleya went around taking pictures too
after the sanctuary, we went to the shore -- this is the Gulf of Mexico. We were not prepared for this, so not in swim gear.
a dead fish in the water. saw this as we were leaving. Looks like we left just in time.
fun in the sun! Kelli & Mommy
Me & Kelli
at a karate class in late June