Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Brianna found a set of Legos she wanted from the Lego store - but we didn't have her ATM card to pull out the money for her to buy it. So she was told we would have to come back. It was fairly expensive ($50), but she had the money and really wanted it. I looked it up on Amazon. It was the same price there. Then a couple days later, I got an email saying that an item I looked at was now on sale. It ended up being $34. Brianna was thrilled to spend less on the same thing - and wondered what else she could purchase with her saves...so she ended up getting a 2nd smaller item to go with it, lol! In total, she still spent less, even after tax than the original price (before tax) at the Lego store.
But then came the hard part...waiting for the item to arrive in the mail. Ashley was just about as excited as Brianna was...and today, it finally came!
Ashley was trying to peek even before Brianna got it open, lol!
And they are still (2 hours later) happily working on this project together! :)
The Children's Museum that is. They have a rule, that you can only have a 6:1 child to adult ratio at any time. This goes for field trips, as well as families. Unfortunately, they do not understand that big family dynamics are very different than a field trip...but that is another subject!
The twins are out of town with their Aunt Carolyn for a couple of days...and the younger 6 were a bit restless - they really needed to get out and play. Unfortunately, it was kind of chilly outside, and I didn't want to bring the littles to a park and stay outside for very long.
So, we decided to head to the children's musem! With just 6 children with me, the timing was right - especially when MIL came with me as well! (What the children's museum doesn't understand is that it is actually safer for us to travel all together, so that we can use the buddy system more effectively...)
Everyone had a wonderful time!
This is a new exhibit for us, all about air. It is a closed tunnel system that pulls scarves up and out different places. It was a lot of fun to watch the scarves travel through the tubes and float gently to the ground!
The horse at the museum is no longer there - much to Callie's disappointment!
This is another new exhibit, it is all about roller coaster design, and the physics behind it. I think the twins will really enjoy this one - if we can find a way to bring them to the museum while we do not have 2 of the younger ones!
The water room is always a big hit!
This is the upstairs outdoor rooftop adventure. Everyone enjoyed the few minutes we spent there - it was a bit too cold to stay very long though!
Check out Callie climbing up a rock wall! Makes me really want to build another one - I still have the holds to do it, too!
Callie was so tired that she laid down while we waited to use the restroom.
When we got home, I put the littles in their beds, then changed laundry over before checking on them again...they were very tired!
|I love to see the awe and wonder my children have for the|
amazing world that God made for us!
Friday, February 15, 2013
Well, ok, it really just wasn't raining, but that means quite a bit around here, lol!