Monday, April 20, 2009

Staycation: Days 1 &2

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...




  2. It sounds like you guys are having fun - and a busy week! Enjoy the rest of it, it passes quickly - can't believe my kids are back to school already...

    Have a great week!

  3. I'm so impressed you can run like that! If I would go walk around the block it'd be an achievement!

    That's funny your kids like BJ's. Is it the free samples? Just curious -- I took my kids to Costco last month, and every aisle offered some other sample, often involving cheese, and needless to say, they enjoyed that.

  4. Happy Staycation! Hope the rest is full of fun. :)

  5. Colleen, I have an award for you over at my blog so stop by when you have a chance (if you are into 'that kind of thing'!)

    Hope you're having fun with the kids

  6. I love staycations...

  7. Fun, fun!!! We're going to be doing staycation this year! LOve it.

  8. Fun! We did a staycation for Spring Break this year too. Although I think yours sounds more fun. And how exciting about your house! It would be so nice not to have to move!

    Can't wait to hear about the rest of the staycation!


  9. If you are able to buy the house, you would have income potential for the level below you - yahoo! And you could look into converting it into a single-family house later on. Wow! It sounds like that might be a great opportunity!


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