Sunday, April 1, 2012

Staycation Part 2

This week has been so nice and laid back.  Monday morning Michael decided that we should have breakfast in town.  So we went to Denny's, where Laurel ate my yogurt.  Then we did a little shopping.  That afternoon we watched a movie.
Tuesday was a stay at home and play day.  We pulled out a bunch of board games to see if the girls would get any enjoyment out of them, even if they weren't played properly.  They liked Connect 4 the best, since they really like putting the disks in the slots and making them flow out.
Wednesday morning we took the girls down to the pool and went swimming for a little while.  Eleanor got to wear her new swimsuit that I made from this pattern.  I really liked the pattern.  It was fairly easy and looks really cute on Eleanor.  There are a few things I think I'll try differently next time I use it, but overall I really liked it.

For the evening, Michael arranged for some friends to babysit while we went on a date.  We went to Dockside and Gooey's.  Gooey's is just the dessert menu at Dockside.  We usually just go for dessert, but had dinner too.  We tried to save room for their sundaes, which tend to be gigantic unless you get the personal size. Since we had dinner, we shared the Chocolate Obsession Sundae in the personal size.  I love chocolate, but I think it was a bit of an overload.  After stuffing ourselves, we wandered Target, enjoying a store without keeping track of the girls.
Thursday was another quiet day at home.
Friday, we went into Spokane (on the way there Laurel got very carsick again. Any tips?) to Mobius to play with the girl's cousin.  Mobius is an interactive science museum of sorts for children.  There were so many children there, it was crazy.  I was a little disappointed with it, but the girls seemed to enjoy it, especially the stream water play area.

After lunch at Subway in the mall, we went grocery shopping.  We used one of those silly car shopping carts for the first time.  It was one of our best shopping trips with the girls.  They were entertained, happy and contained for nearly the whole time.  It was lovely.

Saturday afternoon we made cupcakes and today we just took it easy again, eating cupcakes.

I had hoped to visit Cat Tales Zoological Park and do the Mudgy and Millie Trail, which is bases on a cute book that takes place in a town near us.  Unfortunately, the weather and postal service had other ideas. It rained all week and the book didn't arrive till late Friday.  Overall, the week was fun and relaxing, just what we needed.  Laurel's vocabulary has been exploding and Eleanor is figuring out simple puzzles.  It would be wonderful if we could do this again soon. 


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