This is a strange Weekend Top Five, just because the weekend really isn't ending. Since we are on Spring Break this week, I am trying to think of fun things to keep ourselves busy all week so that Spring Break feels special, even though we're staying home. We were hoping to make a quick trip to spend a day with cousins outside Chicago, but finances always seem to get in the way. I am sure we will find fun things to do around home though.
But boy did we pack a bunch of stuff into the first three days. I loved that Spring Break starts on Friday now instead of Monday, giving us some extra "vacation" time. I think it's because we had so many snow days last year and they were planning for them this year, even though they never came:(
Unfortunately, a large part of the weekend was spent looking for my wallet, which I discovered Friday night has been misplaced. My drivers license was not in it thankfully, but debit cards to both of my accounts as well as quite a few other things are, so I hope it will show up soon. Otherwise, a large part of Spring Break week may be spent on the phone trying to replace everything. UGH!
Aside from that, it was a very event packed, family fun weekend. Here are the first five I can think of:
5. Quick Little Mall Trip
I had to run into the mall quickly in order to pick up some prints I had ordered. The trip was supposed to take all of three minutes. We got a little delayed, however, when Aaron saw the "Easter Bunny' from about ten miles away and HAD to go see him. Noah was adamant that he was NOT going to sit with the Easter Bunny, but after a little coaxing, he was finally willing to stand next to him for a picture. We don't tell the boys that the Easter Bunny brings their basket or anything, but it is a fun symbol for Spring and I don't have a problem with them having fun with it.
4. Chuck E Cheese
Noah had his second perfect week in a row from school and earned a trip to Chuck E Cheese so we went Friday night. It was an interesting event. Usually, the boys and Steve and I all try pretty hard to get tickets so that they can get decent prizes on the way out.
This time was different. Both boys wanted to keep playing video games and rides that didn't reward with tickets and they were a bit disillusioned when it came time to get prizes and they weren't able to get as much.
I toyed with the idea of "contributing" a few cents in order for them to get a bigger prize, but then I decided that it was good lesson in making decisions on how to budget time and money. They really didn't get very upset, but it was definitely different than in visits past.
3. John Ball Zoo
Just in time for "SPRING BREAK"we had snow forecast for Sunday and Monday but a beautiful day forecast for Saturday so we took advantage of it and went to the zoo. It was a little chilly but the kids had a great time and the animals were very active, which was fun to see. Since my parents got us a membership for Christmas, it will be a great place for diversion all summer long.
2. Picnic and the park
Continuing the beautiful weather, we decided to pack the boys up and take them to a local park to play and brought sandwiches for a picnic dinner. Once again, quite chilly but the boys played hard for almost two hours, thanks to not only the playground, but also that we had brought soccer balls, a football, sandbox toys, and went over to throw rocks and sticks into the pond nearby.
1. Feeding the ducks
Because we spent pretty much the entire day Saturday outside, both at the zoo and the park, we had opportunity at both places to feed the ducks. Usually, we don't actually feed them, either because I forget to bring stale bread or because I personally am scared of the things, having seem WAY TOO MANY funniest home videos of ducks and geese attacking people.
But nevertheless, the boys (all THREE of them) had a great time feeding the ducks and geese. Noah had more fun seeing how often he could get bread to land ON the birds' backs.
OOPS! I've listed five and not even gotten to Sunday yet. I guess I'll have to put Sunday into my Spring Break posts instead. I hope you all had a great weekend too and I hope you will share. My Mr. Linky participants seem to be way down so I am hoping we can boost it back up again.
Have a great Monday!