We got back from vacation last night and I think everyone had a good time. I would definitely go back to Clearwater Beach and I don't know that I'll ever stay in a hotel with kids again, renting a condo was FANTASTIC. We used www.vrbo.com and had a great experience in case anyone is interested.
Ian and Chris went scuba diving on Sunday. They were scheduled to go on Friday, but the dive master had to cancel due to storms and choppy water. Luckily, Sunday was much better weather and they got to go. They saw three baracudas and each of them collected a few shells. Chris said Ian did great and I think they both had a good time.
On Friday when it was raining Chris took Ian and Lila to the local aquarium while Cara napped. It was a small aquarium that focuses on rescuing injured marine life, namely a dolphin that lost its tail. The kids got to touch stingrays and starfish and watched the dolphins do some tricks. There were some decorative turtles outside of the aquarium and apparently Lila wanted a whole photo shoot with them. Here's one sample that includes Ian.