Saturday, April 11, 2009

Spring Break

Last week the kids were on Spring Break. That meant no preschool, no Mom's Connection, no Bible study, no nothing! We spent most of our days at home, having friends over to play, going to the gym and doing our normal errands. The weather wasn't cooperating with all of our outdoor plans! But we also wanted to do something fun as a family. So on Thursday we took the kids to San Francisco to visit the Exploratorium.

It rained on us during the drive there, but once we got there it cleared up. The kids had so much fun inside exploring all the exhibits! I wasn't sure if I could make it through the museum because I had left my hand sanitizer in the car and all the exhibits were hands on! But we made it through and it was really interesting. I think a lot of it was geared towards kids who are slightly older, but they still had fun twisting knobs, pushing buttons, playing in the water and sand. And since it was supposed to be a fun outing for them, we let them take the lead and take us wherever they wanted to go!

After a while Grandpa Dave met us there and we walked to a nearby restaurant for lunch. It was a fancy pizza place and the kids did really well inside. Drew ate half a pizza! And Dan and I enjoyed sharing some wine with Grandpa. After lunch we headed back to the Exploratorium for some more fun! I am still impressed by the amount of energy that Drew has now. He walked/ran/jumped the whole way to and from the museum, which was a good 10-15 minute walk. We left around 3:30 and tried to go bowling when we got home. But there were no lanes available when we got there (league night) so we went home and had smoothies instead, which are the kids new favorite.

Fun with magnets

Ava playing a xylophone

Drew playing a xylophone

Ava in a BIG chair

Drew experimenting

Ava makes a large bubble

The kids with the chaotic pendulum

Family picture outside the Palace of Fine Arts

Back home, enjoying our smoothies!


Kate said...

you can't possibly know how jealous i am that you were in sf on such a gorgeous day! very very cute pics, and i'm glad that you made it through sans sanitizer. that's actually how ava looks in regular chairs too :-) AND, did you go to the concave thingys? i bet you didn't, they're not in the kid area. boo!

Laura said...

ava sitting in the chair is so stinking cute i can hardly stand it.

Vanessa said...

Okay, I would of freaked out without the hand sanitizer. I'm so glad you guys had a fun trip. I wish we had more exciting things to do here.