We have been having a blast during these last few days of summer. I go back to work next Wednesday, so I’m trying to make every last little bit count.
My mom was in town over the weekend to attend Finley’s Celebration and see the little dude; which meant Mike and I got to partake in some funsies – kid free! It was a win-win for all of us!
Saturday and Sunday we actually found ourselves headed to Oviedo for some activities I have been looking at for a while. We opted for the Good Neighbors Farmers Market which includes a petting zoo on Saturday morning.
Besides being super hot, it was so cool. The cost was $2 per person (under 3 were free) and I thought was well worth it. E got to feed goats, a brahma bull, chickens/ducks, donkeys and pigs! Truth be told, I was a little bit scared of the pigs, but I think they were Mike’s favorite. The food costs a little bit extra ($0.50 per cup) but it was well worth it. Be sure to bring cash (they do have an on-site ATM)!
Sunday we headed back to Oveido to check out the Lukas Nursery and Butterfly Encounter. I have heard great things about the Butterfly Encounter (and I think I have even been to the nursery once) and knew my mom would love it…however I think I loved it more than anyone.
I will say, the whole encounter is H-O-T, but feeding the butterflies was so cool! E was a little scared of them and didn’t quite get that you had to be very gentle when touching them, but he loved pointing to the “buu-fie” (as he says) flying around the open area. There were also finches and quail walking/flying around.
Monday found us heading to St. Pete for a baseball date night. The Milwaukee Brewers were in town playing the Tampa Bay Rays and we had to represent Wisconsin. We ate at an amazing burger joint called Engine No.9 (thanks Urbanspoon) and highly recommend it. We split the One Bad Pig burger and it was out of this world. Beer, my boy and baseball…not a bad night!
Here’s what we will be eating this, our last week, before reality sets back in!
M: Brewers vs. Rays Game!
T: Oven Fajitas over Baked Potatoes
W: Lasagna Roll-Ups w/ Chopped Salad
Th: Greek Flatbread w/ Roasted Carrots
F: Grilled Porkchops w/ Balsamic Mushroom Orzo and Green Beans
Sa: Spaghetti and Meatsauce
Su: Ham and Veggie Omelette w/ Wheat Toast