Monday, February 21, 2011

Time Does Not Stop

I wish I had the gumption to write in this blog every day as I know there are things that happen on normal days that I should be recording, remembering, but it seems like I only take time to write when we do something out of the ordinary. But, shouldn't every day be extraordinary? I mean, if we have been given another day to live and breathe, shouldn't it be blog worthy? Maybe I am just thinking too much.

We took the kiddos to another museum a few weeks ago and it did not fare as well as the AVM. We went to the Walter's Art Gallery in Baltimore and even though we started the tour off with an art activity for the kiddos they weren't really impressed with the museum. Noah thought all of the self portraits were creepy and the longer we walked through the exhibits the faster Kari seemed to walk. Although, she did like the ancient jewelry. And both the kiddos enjoyed playing chess and checkers in the medieval knight's hall. Of course, both of them were sure the visit would improve greatly if we let them buy something from the snack or gift shop, but instead we headed to Costco and had lunch there for a fraction of the price.

This weekend we ventured into Baltimore to hang out at the Harbor. Our original plans were camping for a day or two, but it was so windy and cold on Saturday that we nixed those plans and decided on heading to DC to see some museums. But then Rick and I had trouble communicating (i.e had a fight), so we opted to stay close to home and head to the Harbor. We decided to take the lightrail, but ended up driving into the city instead because after already waiting for the lightrail for 30 minutes they announced over the loud speakers that they were experiencing a 30 minute delay. We were able to find cheap parking, so it ended up being okay, even though the kiddos were a bit bummed about not being able to ride the "train".

We spent some time in Barnes and Noble and then headed to Hooters for dinner. Kari was so excited when she thought the restaurant was for owl lovers. She was not impressed once we got into the restaurant and took our seats. Rick had been having some tooth pain all day and it intensified once we placed our order. So, we asked for to go boxes and stopped by Cheesecake Factory for dessert on the way to the car. 

It ended up being a pretty good day even though it started out a bit rough. Yesterday, we went to the park and then picked up Kaysen for the evening. It was neat to have him spend the night since we were off of school/work today.

And because we were off we headed to a matinee of Never Say Never (the Justin Beiber movie). I did not have any real expectations for the movie, but ended up enjoying it. Plus, I love seeing my kiddos enjoy something and Kari and Noah had a great time. Although, Noah did have to take three bathroom breaks. And we didn't even have any soda at the theater.

Now, there's a lasagna in the oven and I am hoping to get some laundry done before the school/work week starts. They are calling for snow tonight/tomorrow AM, so a two hour delay would be nice. If that happens, I might even get the vacuuming done this week.      

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