Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fall Break: Days 8, 9 and 10

Remember in my last post when I said that days 8 and 9 of fall break were fun and action packed?  Well.  I was lying.  I forgot that I worked on Monday, because I don't normally work on Mondays, so day 8 was rather lame.  The only thing worth noting is that I got home from work and upon checking the mail was invited to join AARP.   I posted this on facebook, which set off a long stream of hilarious comments by my friends and family.

Tuesday was actually fun filled and action packed.  I didn't lie about that.

After having been members of the IDEA museum for the last year we were sick of it.  More specifically, I was sick of it.  We haven't even been since July but the idea of going over break was still unpleasant at best.  I checked into the memberships at the Museum of Natural History, which is 1 block from the IDEA museum, and they were surprisingly affordable, so we bought one.

We haven't been to this museum in about two and a half years.  The last time we went my friend Cathy was visiting from New Hampshire in April, 2013.

Elliott was 16 months old and looked like this:

Spencer was 5 and looked like this: 

Cathy was 2.5 years younger (I won't be the one to reveal her age!) and looked like this: 
Anyway, back to present times.  We stopped at Lauren's place of employment first to let her borrow our waffle maker and staple gun.  She works close to the museum and was in need of those items for very different purposes. 

This is new since the last time we went.  Either new or I just didn't notice him last time.

Spencer was 8 years 1 month old on Tuesday, so we decided to get a monthly picture of him at the museum. Anytime you see a picture of just him it was a potential finalist.  I've narrowed it down to two  choices.

This is a good shot of most of Dinosaur Mountain.  It's four levels tall.

They did most of this on their own, with just a little help from me.

Finalist choice #1

Finalist choice #2

They had too much fun in the jail cells.  Like I'm alarmed at how much they enjoyed it and how much they are still talking about it.

Oh look.  I was there too.

Side by side flashback comparisons:
Sorry about the poor quality in the one on the left.  It was the only one I had that was a true comparison.  Look at how much taller he is!
We went out to lunch after the museum and then went to visit our now former sitter Dorothy.  She lives fairly close to the museum.

Wednesday always means OT at the hospital.  Elliott and Chad did some scooter board ramping in the hallway.  And yes, I just turned "ramp" into a present progressive verb.

I forgot to take a standing picture of him, but can you see Elliott's pants?  They are tiger print and they are awesome.  I wish I had my own pair.
So, oh my gosh.  I am completely caught up on this here blog.  Which is good because Friday and Sunday are going to be very photographed and quite bloggable days.  And the kids don't go back to school until Wednesday.  I am so ready for this break to be done, if only so I can get back to fun and sassy blog post titles. 


Valerie said...

I almost can't handle Elliott from back in the day. Those cheeks! He could be a Branham with those!!!

Jeannette said...

I'm still fuming about the AARP thing....

Sherry said...

We love our Natural History museum, and it is awesome and FREE! Double win! I think yours look pretty awesome too. We could do a side by side comparison of the pictures with the giant tusked mammoth creature. Haha! We have a giant sloth here, but I have a picture of us with the giant mammoth at the Smithsonian from 2 years ago too. Please get some tiger print pants immediately and post a picture. Double points if they are leggings and you wear them with a halter top. Around here you would see that outfit on a visit to Wal-mart. Haha!

Cat said...

Ooh! I made the blog! I recently got invited to join AARP too. Strange!