So apparently it's Spring Break.
After the world's longest winter - it's still here fyi, like, like there's still snow in some places - with almost a dozen snowdays, and that fact that Easter is still weeks away, it does not feel like spring at. all.
Clay and I had really wanted to take the kids to Wisconsin Dells and spend the week with my bestie, Mary Anne, and Clay's brother, Scott, and Scott's family, and have another big family-style vaca like last year's trip to Florida, but with Scott's cancer treatments we decided to postpone that to next year. So we thought we'd take the kids to Baltimore to visit Clay's bestie Andy (do guy's have "besties"? his "bro", maybe?), but then we figured that'd best be saved for a long weekend rather than a week's vacation, and now here we are with spring break upon us and nothing planned.
But I really wanted my kids to have fun. They worked hard this year. Narls' behavior in first grade is much better than it was in kindergarten and he just had his best report card yet, and Em, well she's rocking the letters and colors and numbers.
So while we may not have stayed the week somewhere fabulous, we did make the most of our days off.
Saturday: Home Depot Children's Workshop where some pretty sweet birdfeeders were made.
Sunday: Sloan Museum to learn about space.
Monday: Castaway Play with a 5-floor play structure, bounce houses, arcade, and a build-a-bear workshop.
Tuesday: movie & popcorn.
Wednesday: Children's Museum.
Thursday: picnic at the park with bubbles & sidewalk chalk.
Friday: indoor swimming.
Saturday: Sting football game that turned into a family affair with my stepdad & brother joining us. Plus we met up with my coworker & a bunch of friends.
Sunday: absolutely nothing.
Which was exactly what we needed.