Monday morning we hung around the house in our pjs. Monday afternoon we went to Yummi Bunni to pick up a gift certificate and to enjoy some buns. We walked in at the exact right time, because when we were leaving, people were starting to line up. On the way home we stopped by work and get to see puppies. We are fostering a litter of 6 pit bull pipes right now, and they are sooooo cute! They almost make me want another puppy, almost.
Tuesday morning I decided we should go to the mall play area, and so did half of the other people in town. It was packed! I always worry when it's busy and there are a lot of older kids there, but H and B were about the oldest kids there, so the large amount of kids didn't affect the little kids' safety.
Since Wednesday was Rob's day off work, we loaded the kids in the van by 8am and headed to Indy for the day. We were to The Children's Museum by 10:30 and stayed until 4:30. We brought the Becos and assumed the babies would nap in their carriers after lunch, but they kept going all day. The big kids got to dig for dinosaur bones, walk a tightrope at the circus, push buttons in a NASA spaceship, serve the babies and I ice cream from an old school soda shop, ride a chocolate slide, and so much more. Day trips to TCM are always a blast. We had to watch about 45 minutes of Elmo on YouTube in order to make it home without massive meltdowns, but we made it with almost no tears.
Thursday I had a lot of work stuff to do, so we just ran around in the van all day. On Friday we had a morning library date with our besties. Each time we go to the library, the babies find new things they like to play with. Harrison and Brooke are so independent now that sometimes I won't talk to them for 20 minutes while they're off dong their things. Both are reminders of how big they are all getting.
The rest of the weekend was spent with me focusing on the Easter Bone Hunt while keeping all of the kids occupied. We had another play date sprinkled in there and a lot of time spent outside enjoying the weather. I had promised H and B dinner at "the salsa place" and ice cream at Zesto over spring break, so once the Easter Bone Hunt was over, we did just that.
Today wasn't any different than any other day, besides the fact that H and B had school. It's amazing how much more peaceful the whole day was. There was no fighting, everyone ate dinner without complaining, and right now they're getting ready for bed without me having to tell them 328 times to brush their teeth. They were both so tired from being back at school today that they fell asleep in the van while we ran a couple errands. That almost never happens for Harrison. Being back to our usual routine felt good, really good, and on top of that our house is cleaner than it's been in a week. I love school! Thankfully they do too.