Since we did not drive anywhere on vacation, we are trying to do some fun things in our area instead. Here's what's been going on...
Day One (Saturday):
We took the kids to BJ's (they love to go to the store!) and then to a playground. It was about 70 degrees here, so it felt great to be outside. Phil and I both managed to sneak in a run in the morning. He ran 3 miles and I ran 6.
Then Phil spent a good part of the day in our backyard making a play area with a sandbox for the kids. We are trying to work on the house we're living in now because we might buy it!! All the houses we've seen have had some good points, but more negatives (bad area, busy street, needs a lot of work, too small, too old, etc.).
The house we rent now has almost all positives (2000 sq. feet, nice area, good commute for both of us, we wouldn't have to move, etc.) but the only bad part is that it's a two family house, so we always have someone living below us. It's been great so far because my brother and his family lived there for a while, and now our friends live there, but we never know who might move in. We are waiting to see what the price would be to buy it, and are leaning in that direction.
That night, we had a Mexican food and game night at our friend's place. Very yummy and fun!
Day Two (Sunday):
I brought the kids to the gym to play in the childcare room (huge slide and tunnels and toys - they actually beg to go there) and then to my sister's house to play with their cousins.
From there we went to the YMCA for family swim. This particular YMCA has a zero-entry pool, so it's like walking in at the beach, you don't have to jump in. And it has fountains and a water slide!
After swimming, everyone was starving so we went to Red Robin's for dinner, and it did not disappoint! We came home at 6, had the kids in bed by 6:30 and they were out like lights. I think we fell asleep not too much later!
More vacation days to come...