All of last week was spring break, and I was once again reminded of OHMYGOSHHOWBUSY it is having 4 children around all day, every day. Since, as Greg noted in his previous post, Greg spent much of the week (all day and late nights) in Austin at South By Southwest, this also meant that I didn't have much relief until they were in bed (except for Thursday, which he took off from both work and festival and hung out with us). (Not to go into another parenthesis black hole, but it should be noted that, while Greg's festival attendance did create more difficult days for me, I am very glad that he went, and am so glad that he was able to thoroughly immerse himself in His World with His People. Everyone should get to loose themselves to the things they love from time to time.) (OK, I'm done.) However, as much work as it was, we still tried to plan as much fun as we could into the 5 days we were together, and for the most part, we had a good time.
Most of the week we spent doing things together at home, going to the library, etc, but on Monday we drove to Waco to visit the Jeanes Discovery Center and museum.
At the beginning of any Big Day Out I always take a picture of the children as a group to have the most current picture of them possible should we loose track of anyone. Thankfully, they always try to contort their faces as much as possible to avoid any sort of pictoral usefulness. What helpers.
This was a musical room. They were hitting different length pipes with foam "mallets" to make different notes.
Their favorite spot -- the water room.
Making huge bubbles:
I love how Jonah is "helping":
Creating a bubble wall:
Jonah's favorite part was watching this ball blow up from the tube. Well really, he just wanted to take the ball home with him.
Tiny drum circle:
Checking out Wooly Mammoth bones on a glass floor lit from beneath:
They were all kind of nervous about actually standing up on the glass.