Tuesday, January 06, 2009

And Then

The Party Continued
As mentioned earlier, Paul's day off was the 26th.  So we had two days off in a row, which pretty much doesn't happen all of intern year.  We felt like we were on vacation!

we woke up that morning, left the Christmas mess, loaded the car and were on our way to The Cities by 9am.  Spur-of-the-moment.  Cuz we're just like that.

First stop was the Children's Museum, where we met up with our friends the Wests.  The kids loved:

The water

(yep, big fat tears running down her big fat cheeks.  [did you even have to ask?]  Oh the drama)

the bubbles

the grocery store
(I love those rosy cheeks)

the dress-ups
(daddy so obviously loved those too)

and the hand-dryer
(a serious highlight [bordering on obsession] for Alex)
Another favorite spot, not pictured, was the anthill which I was too claustrophobic to climb around in.

All-in-all, a hit.
Noah is a little spoiled from our days in Cleveland, when we had a membership to the Children's Museum just 5 minutes from our house.  As we were leaving Noah said, "I'm going to come here everyday!"  
That's funny, considering that every time we make the 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive to the cities he says it "feels like a roadtrip" (and not in a good way).

We packed a lunch (Christmas leftovers) which we enjoyed at the museum.
After the museum we headed over to the West's house, where we ate some more and enjoyed great conversation.
Then we went to dinner together before heading home (noticing a theme?) where the kids were perfectly well behaved (not really).

We pulled in to Rochester about 9:30pm
a 12-hour day!
(4-hours of driving!)
Hey, sometimes you just gotta get outta town.


montanawildflower said...

I love all your updates and Holiday stories. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful season and I'm so glad it was full of so many fun and happy memories for you...and Paul had a couple of days off. How many hours to Rochester again?

[BrookeO] said...

You didn't tell me about this?!
How fun!!!
Seriously, you guys know how to party!!!

Sarah said...

What a fun day! That is so wonderful that you had two whole days of Paul!! That looks like such a cute museum and it sounds like a wonderful road trip :)