Friends, it's been HOT and MUGGY around here lately, but we didn't let a little heatstroke keep us from venturing out Thursday afternoon to take Avalon and Jack to Taltree for their first-ever visit. We stopped for lunch on the way, and since Jack was asleep in his car seat, we got it to go and took it with us. We ate in the musical garden while the kids played the instruments. After that, we explored the children's adventure garden for a while and checked out all the animals. Jack was less than impressed, but I guess that's what happens when you live with your own personal petting zoo.
After that, we took a walk along the Heron Trail, where they had a series of fairy houses set up. The houses were really neat, all made from natural or recycled materials, and the boys all had fun exploring them. Jack was stuck to Max like an adorable little burr (as usual), and cried every time Max was out of his line of sight.
Our final stop of the afternoon was a visit to the train garden (yay!), where the boys tried to complete a scavenger hunt. They got about halfway through before they decided that it was just too freaking hot to finish. (They were right. We were all red in the face and drenched in sweat. Yuck.) Along the way, I found Waldo, but all three of my boys gave me identical looks of puzzlement: "Who the heck is Waldo?" Okay then!