Last week was Barrett's very firstt Spring Break. He made a list of the things he wanted to do.
McWane Science Center
It was a pretty manageable list, so we were excited to tackle it.
Aunt Elizabeth invited us to go on a hike on Saturday.
We went to Ruffner mountain. It was a little more intense than the kids were interested in doing and they were very disappointed in my snack choices. So Barrett ended up in the carrier on my back for more of the trail than I care to admit.
We got up to the lookout and my sister was a little nervous that there were zero railings and my kids liked getting to close to the edge.
Barrett wouldn't participate in our group picture. We were hiking back down the mountain and Barrett wanted to go see the "Crusher". We were headed down that trail and he saw a snake. Elizabeth had walked right past it and never saw it, Barrett saw it and turned around. So we were on one side and Elizabeth was on the other side of it. I was able to get close enough to see that it wasn't venomous but we still weren't big fans. We all got on one side of him and headed to the car. We had a birthday party that afternoon and then went to the Moore's house to hang out.
Jessica had apparently had this Barbie living room set still in the box and the kids begged her to open it and she finally caved. AveryAnn couldn't have been happier. It was so sweet!
Sunday we went to Mass and my parents house. I still had to work this week so my dad kept the kids Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We didn't have any plans Monday and Tuesday. But Wednesday, Dad brought the kids and met me at the zoo. Our membership expired at the end of March so we had to get one more use out of it.
My dad had not been to the zoo in decades so we had to show him everything. It was so crowded but we made the most of it.
It was a really fun day with the kids and my dad!
Thursday, Patrick took off work to take the kids to the Southern Museum of Flight.
The kids had a blast. Patrick's dad went with them and they all thought it was so great.
They went to lunch at Pasquales and just had the best day.
Friday I didn't have to work so we planned for the grand finale to be the McWane Science Center and lunch with Aunt Elizabeth. I let the kids sleep late and we headed out around 9:30. We had to run by Patrick's work to get the stroller because AveryAnn refuses to walk anywhere and she's too heavy to carry. Then we had a little mishap getting into the parking deck at the McWane Center. I'm still not entirely sure how I did this but I hit the wall at the entrance. Patrick gets so mad when I ding up my car so I knew he'd be furious so I went ahead and sent him a picture so he could be mad all day and hopefully be over it by the time he got home.
He was not over it.
We had a fun day. Barrett did the weather report.
AveryAnn was very disappointed that this inflatable dog was not a bouncy house.
He wanted me to take his picture while we were waiting for Aunt Elizabeth to walk from work.
We walked over to the Pizitz Food Hall. I'd never been and it was pretty good. Elizabeth and I split both the Shrimp & Grits waffle and a grilled pimento cheese sandwich. The kids both had waffles. It was a neat place. I would like to go back without the kids and try some other things. We did visit the rest room 3 times.
I thought we'd head home after lunch but the kids wanted to go back and play some more so we headed back. AveryAnn carried this stuffed chicken all over the itty bitty magic city. We finally headed home around 3:00.
We had to stop by my parents house on the way home and AveryAnn had all these old Barbies lined up. They were looking pretty rough. We hurried home from there to get ready for baseball practice. It was a beautiful night. Patrick and Barrett had a campout planned with Jeremy and Jackson but they had to take a rain check at the last minute. Patrick and Barrett were still planning on camping out but Barrett decided he didn't want to so then they were just going to sleep in a "tent" in the den downstairs but that only lasted about 2 hours. Saturday we stayed home all morning while Patrick worked and then we hit the park and Target that evening. We've been talking about ditching our satellite for months now so we finally bit the bullet and got a roku and signed up for Hulu live. So far we're liking it.
That was our exciting Spring Break. Barrett had the best time even though we didn't get to do Top Golf. I'm thinking we may save that for his half birthday.
We're definitely itching for Summer now! Thankfully baseball is keeping us busy and it'll be here before we know it.