Day Nineteen: Children's Museum & Fountains

Another day without a clue what to do...what is going on with me? It was a gorgeous day, so I wanted to be outside, but we've had limited time between Spanish class & lunch/nap plus I'm a little shy of the sun since the baby's face sunburn a few weeks ago!

So after picking up Jack, we headed downtown. My mom had told me that the circus wagons were at the lakefront and I thought we could walk around and check them out. Well...about halfway there EJ announces she has to go potty. Then Jack says the same. Then Liv decides to let me know that she needs a bottle now!!! I needed to head somewhere I already knew the lay of the land, so I could find bathrooms right away and feed Liv while the kids played. We have an awesome children's museum (where we are members and spend a TON of time already) that has been sending me all kinds of info about these outdoor garden spaces they have for kids to come check out this summer, so away we went!

Well the gardens...not so much! They are nice spaces (pretty with tables, etc) and they would make a lovely place to have a picnic lunch while you are at the museum, but a play space they are not! The kids played with their usual favorites while I got the baby fed and had a great time, but after an hour it was getting to be lunchtime. We tried to meet up with Dad for lunch, but he was at a meeting in another city, so we were back to square one again. Everyone was anxious and a little crabby...and I had promised outside time, so I kind of deserved the backlash. I decided to get outside and see something fun...whatever that might be...so we headed out...

And then EJ spotted this and we headed straight for the bridge to check it out (from the outside this time).


Then from the bridge the big kids spotted the awesome fountains below, so we headed down to take a closer look...


I think they could have stood staring at this one all day...perhaps a trip here is in order? (i'm much the same when standing there)


After that little side trip everyone was back on track and happy again. They even let me take them home for lunch instead of out to a restaurant as promised! EJ told me she had "a fun time" on the way home too.

Thursday night is EJ & Matt's swimming class and usually we scarf down dinner beforehand, but seeing as we had a late lunch, I decided to do something a little different for dinner...

They were pretty happy with my idea!
Amy Schaal said...

Looks like so much fun.

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