Oh, it’s just been the BEST kind of day. One of those days where you’re together as a family and the stars align and nobody throws up or gets lost and you come home tired and happy.
After a lazy morning, we dropped Adam off at his pirate camp and treated the rest of the brood to lunch and some fancy popsicles.
Then we took our slightly diminished gang to the science museum downtown. We had several hours to kill until we picked Adam up, so we let everybody linger over their favorite activities. Mira didn’t move from the water table for a good half hour.
Ellen conquered a large fish. (She could teach Jonah a thing or two, I suspect.)
Mira adored the aquarium at her eye level. She chased the fish back and forth, back and forth.
Later, Sam and Ian did some engineering together. They were hilarious, talking over each move seriously, building and rearranging. Jenga!
We rounded a corner on one floor and I heard my husband say in his “protective” tone, “My wife – turn around and go the other way.”
He had spotted the boa constrictor ahead and knew I would rather poke my eyes out than have a snake come into my line of vision.
He is a wise man.
Finn and I took a walk on the other end of the museum while the kids petted a Spawn of Satan. Hence, no pictures of snakes. Just a picture of me and my freaked out baby. Apparently he doesn’t appreciate snakes either.
I did manage to capture the entire crew enjoying the wind tunnel later.
Once we were reunited with our little pirate, we headed for home and enjoyed the traffic-free drive. Note to self: July 4th is a great day to head downtown to museums. Not crowded at all!
We let the kids picnic inside in front of a movie. And then, because they were wiggly, Andrew sent them outside to jump on the trampoline for ten minutes.
Apparently, this tyranny awakened the rebellious patriots in the hearts of our children. They spent their ten minutes writing out their own manifesto of independence on the back porch.
Happy 4th of July, Everybody! Hope your day was lovely!