We actually had lots of stuff going on this week, most of it fun. We took an impromptu trip to the zoo on Wednesday after widgetsworld declared that we should take a trip to Africa. We figured that the elephants at the zoo were as close as we could get on such short notice so off we went. The weather turned out to be quite nice and we didn't get rained on at all. widgetsworld and sprocketsspace had fun playing in the kids' area and we had a whirlwind tour of the animals (small children don't have much of an attention span sometimes, do they?). We topped off our trip with a carousel ride and the girls slept all the way home.
This weekend, we went to Cousin H's birthday party at "Charlie Safari" down in Olympia. (Happy Birthday, Cousin H!) I can't believe she's four already. Charlie Safari is one of those pizza and fun stuff kind of places. There were giant bouncy things, climbing things, mini golf, laser tag and arcade games. The whole party took over one of the bounce houses for awhile and it was like a little mosh pit for preschoolers. widgetsworld and I climbed to the highest slide (and that climbing structure is not really made for grown-ups, even the short ones like me!) and played all kinds of games. sprocketsspace spent a lot of time trying to keep up with the bigger kids (and did pretty well) before settling down to play with balloons with Grandpa. anonymoushubby got to indulge his pinball craving. Everyone had a great time.
Yesterday, anonymoushubby took the day off for an appointment so I went along with him. After that was over, we had enough time to go see a movie before picking up the kids. We saw the new X-Men movie, which was actually pretty good. It was fast-paced and full of action, plus I enjoy Hugh Jackman. It was nice to get out on a kind-of-date. Meanwhile, the girls had a great time playing with Grams and Pas. They never want to come home with us after that!
I wish the weather was nicer this week since I've gotten used to kicking the kids out to play in the backyard (ok, I go with them), but I like the rain and wind, too.