As mentioned, I did my part in helping Ali & Rod get their house in shape by taking the kids for the weekend.
We hung out at home on Saturday... and it seems like there was a lot of eating! So many snacks.
Junah grabbed one of the bags in which said snacks were delivered and disappeared. Soon he was back, asking for another... and another... and another...
Turns out, he was bagging up all the toys, dolls, puzzles, balls -- basically everything in their small play area except the furniture -- he was pretending that he was THE GRINCH and he was STEALING CHRISTMAS! Gin was his co-hort (aka, MAX). He piled it all up by the front door. And a little while later, he brought it all back!
On Sunday, we had breakfast, watched a quick movie, and then headed to the children's museum. It opened at noon (we arrived around 12:15) and closed at 5 pm (which is when we left).
There was a sensory area for a while where the kids played with "fake snow" -- baking soda + shaving cream. Junah & Ginny loved it... especially Gin.
One of the highlights of our local museum has always been the water play area, complete with rain coats!
This area has had a slight revamp since my last visit, with lightweight plastic "stones" replacing torn foam. It's a vast improvement! The big kids were busy loading up all the dump trucks, and later the hard hats, to move all the stones into one big pile. They did pretty well, too, and even recruited other kids who came into the area.
I love how fashion-y Ginny looks in these photos. Malina's just... Malina!
The tree house with bridges and ramps made of rope & otherwise, and with portholes and cubbies, has also been a long-time feature. And favorite!
There's a nice big area for artistic pursuits, as well. I love love love this photo of Ginny.
When the museum closed, we headed out to the new house... and then back to my house for dinner.
We're planning a Sisters + Viv + Dad + Mom (later) Day on Wednesday! Finally... painting will happen! And lots of it. I have a couple of appointments, or I'd be there earlier. Can't wait!!
*Except while sleeping... Nona needs a little downtime!