It's great to see your joy and enthusiasm--especially since you are bringing your son and wife along for the ride. Spring is a wonderful time to be a beekeeper.
I don't want to be a killjoy, but... remember how much fun you are having right now because eventually there will be some trying times. The "personality" of your hive will change dramatically when there is no nectar for them to collect or when they are being robbed by another colony of bees.
Being prepared and knowing what to expect will go a long way toward keeping it fun. All things considered, it really is a blast and you have never tasted honey better than the honey that will come from your hive(s) one day. Beyond the honey there is a lot of fun to have with beeswax (and the things that can be made from it), propolis, and pollen. Doing your own splits, keeping an observation hive, and raising queens are other amazing things to look forward to.
Thanks for sharing your experience!