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Sunday, June 22, 2008

A day at Gateway

Ok - first I just had to show you what my little monkey was up to this morning. I don't know how or why he got in the drawer but he thought it was fun!

Our family fun activity for the weekend was to go to the Gateway mall/shopping center/thing (what IS the correct term?), but not for shopping. We chose Sunday to avoid the larger crowds, but that meant we had to wait until almost noon for anything to open. So we went to watch the fountain first, which was one of the fun activities on our list anyway. For those of you that don't know - the fountain is one of those with all the holes in the ground that all the kids love to play in. And periodically they will turn on the music and do a syncronized water show.

Kaitlyn was enthused about the idea, but when we got there she was in her cautious mood. She would only go out in the fountain with one of us - she even held off on going out there with this cute little girl who really really wanted to be friends. But we did get both kids out there and they had a lot of fun. Kaitlyn wanted to go back after lunch, so that's a good sign. Maybe next time she'll be in a brave mood and let herself get soaked.

After lunch we went to the Discovery children's museum. We spent a lot of time playing with the balls and the water table. The kids also had fun in the helicopter and making their own sunglasses and all kinds of other things. There was still lots left to explore and I had to drag them all (including Sam) out of there because it was well past naptimes. The kids still didn't get their naps, but at least we were home by the time Tyler got too whiney.

We finished up the day by watching the end of the NASCAR race. Kaitlyn is quite the little race fan and was just as upset as Sam that Jr didn't win. It was so funny to watch her carrying on about it. But I really don't know what I'm going to do when they convert Tyler too and am left as the only non-race fan in the house!


Mandy-Joe-Chase-James said...

It's good to know there are more Jr. fans out there--all my boys love nascar--it's a weekly must at our house :) My boys run around saying "let's go Jumum"--every time they see a car on the TV! Kids are the best!!!

Cheri and Sterling said...

Looks like you guys had a great day! Discovery Gateway is a favorite place of my kids!!!

Christina said...

Oh that looks like fun! I know my mom takes the kids here...now I wanna take Kayla! More fun learning!

Thinknpinkmom said...

OOOO sounds like an awesome place to go. I so want one of those water fountain things around here. That would be totally cool! :)