We took a trip to Apollo Beach a few weekends ago to check out the Manatee Viewing Center built by TECO, our power company. We can see the smoke stacks from the power station across the bay so it was neat to drive over and see them up close. I thought Connor would get a big kick out of seeing the 'cloud makers' up close but he really didn't seem all that impressed. The viewing center evolved due to the large number of manatee's near the power station's discharge canal, where saltwater is taken from the bay to cool the unit and flows, clean and warm, back to the bay. It was a gorgeous day and a fun (free) activity to do with the kids. You can read more about the viewing center here.
Connor (finally) let us cut his hair! Well, not us, a lucky gal at Supercuts did the deed but he allowed it to happen. I know what you're thinking...who is the parent here? But you can't just cut a child's hair who passionately doesn't want to. We used to cut his hair but since February of last year he decided he wanted to grow it long just like his best buddy, Finn. It was cute that he even cared so we let him. But it was getting to be a little unruly and it needed some attention. He didn't exactly agree to a 'cut' but to a 'trim.' We got there and he watched a couple of guys ahead of us get their hair cut. When it was his turn he climbed right into the chair and sat perfectly still, listening and following all of the hair dressers directions. He did great!
Did I mention I had to bribe him? Well...I did. I told him that if he let us cut his hair that we would treat him to Yogurtology afterwards. The boy loves his frozen yogurt! :)
Now that it is all said and done he has admitted that he was scared which is more than likely the hold up all along. He doesn't seem to really care that it is shorter now.