Friday, August 10, 2012

Canning day and Sea World

Tuesday we headed to the fruit stand after running some errands and I asked about canning tomatoes. For $10 I got a box and then had a long afternoon and evening of canning 21 jars of tomato! I got 14 pints and 7 of the 32 ounce jars. Perfect for the pantry. I just love the sound of the pop as the jars seal. The last 2 tomatoes were turned into a quick tomato soup for me that night.

Wednesday was a working day for me and then yesterday was Sea World with the kids and Grandma. It was HOT! I don't think I will ever take them again in the summer. The kids did great but Mommy got a bit too much sun and a possible heat stoke incident on the way home. Good thing Grandma was there and could take over driving to her house..... so I could lay down for an hour or so before continuing home. Lots of water and sleep and I am feeling much better. The kids did great and got to see and feel sting rays, dolphins, Shamu the shark, turtles and beautiful colored fish, macaws, a few rides and some time in the huge play area with nets and tunnels. This was nerve racking for me..... multiple entrances and very hard to keep track of your kids. All in all it was a great day and we hope to go back in October when it is cooler for their Spooktackular events and maybe around Christmastime for the holiday shows. We didn't get to see everything but there will be other trips.

Emmy with the turtle

Shamu - we were walking by right at 1PM when the show started!

Grandma and kids watching Shamu

And the band plays! End of the day and look at those red faces.
Can you tell I really liked the turtle?


  1. Deb, I don't know where you live in Florida, but we went to the Mote Aquarium in Sarasota when we were visiting family last month. It is fabulous - much smaller than Sea World, more science less show, but a good "feel" to it. Food was actually good and not as $$ as I expected.

  2. So sorry to hear that the heat got to you. Florida in summer can be tricky that way. We find going first thing in the morning and leaving at lunch is the only way to survive a theme park in the heat. Or course, that only works with annual passes so you don't waste all the ticket money. Sea World is a nice park, more shaded and relaxing than some of the big ones.

  3. Looks like the kids had a great time - sorry that you were't feeling well. We visited Florida with our sons about 10 years ago and my husband got heat stroke and it was only the end of May - not even summer yet. Love the tomato bounty!