and the saga continues...
Day 3 (Monday)
We took the kids to IKEA, which is about 45 minutes away from where we live. Unfortunately, we arrived at 9 am and it didn't open until 10. So, we went to another store to kill time (bought and ate some gummy bears - yummy!) and then went back to IKEA.
John-Paul and Andrew went to the play area for the potty-trained kids. Eamon and Maggie came shopping with us. We picked up the following items:
We woke up early, packed lunch for everyone and headed to the Boston Museum of Science. We had passes from our local library that allowed us to get in for $20 total instead of the $70 it should have been (and that's with Eamon and Maggie being free!!).
The kids had so much fun, everything was a new discovery, a learning experience. I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story:
From the museum, we drove to Trader Joe's, which is my favorite grocery store (too bad they are all about an hour's drive away). We bought some Two-Buck-Chuck, Pirate Booty, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and chocolates.
Later that afternoon, I took John-Paul and Andrew to see Monsters vs. Aliens. They had fun (they've only been to the movie theater maybe 4 times), but I would not recommend it. The word "Jerk" was used repeatedly, and the story line wasn't great.
Phil took the little ones to the gym childcare room so they could have fun and he could run on the treadmill - a win/win!
Later that evening, after the kids were sleeping soundly, Phil and I went on a date to a local restaurant and then did some grocery shopping - how romantic ;)
Day 5 (Wednesday)
Sadly, I worked, which means Phil had all 4 of them by himself, and it was a rainy day here. So the big outings were to Wal-Mart and the Library. They were delighted to take home Dr. Suess Books and a DVD of Babar :)
more Staycation days to come...