Sunday, April 23, 2017

Spring Break!

Ga-Ga & Pa kept the kids for us Sunday - Tuesday of Spring Break. 

On Monday they took the kids to the bouncy place. 

My kids are always up for a challenge! 

I think Ga-Ga said they got 90 minutes and used 80 before they were done! 

Bounce bounce! 

It's so awesome to see Zeke joining in on these things. He used to be so scared of all this stuff! 



Of course the kids got a chance to play games. Pa said they had used up their $6 in no time flat! 

Riding the ponies! 

Cowboy Jack on a carousal horse! 

Stopping for a photo op! 

I'm sure they were pretty tuckered out! 

I was so excited to see the pictures of them with the train. 

This was the kids favorite mall toy and then they took it away at The Commons. I'm so glad it's still in use somewhere. I have no idea if this is exactly the same one, but it sure looks like it! 

On Tuesday they headed to the zoo! 

Heading in! 

Time for the aquarium! 

The kids love the zoo! 

Especially when they get to touch the animals. 

The classic picture with the shark teeth! 

Checking out the view from above! 

Thought this was a fun shot that Pa got of Ga-Ga and the kids! 

Cute stair step kids! 

I remember Zeke freaking out when he saw the shark the first time we took him to the how things have changed! 

Now he's front and center for everything! 
We can't wait until the new aquarium opens next year! 

Checking out the elephants! 


The walrus is always a must see. 

The polar bear was completely on display. I've never seen him out this well. 

He's always my favorite animal to watch! 

So big!  

Cute Ella Grace! 

The Family statues! 

Afterwards it was time for a blizzard treat! 


Ice cream for everyone! 

When they got home I went out to greet them and Jack rolled down his window and said can see me standing in the background waiting. They just had to get pictures with their prizes from the zoo. Jack got a Bangal Tiger and Zeke got a Red Wolf. 

Ella got a bag of smooth colored rocks. 

Owen got a bubble blower. 

Wednesday was the day I had to take all 4 kids to the dentist. We actually did more than that though...Dentist, Dollar Store, Library, BricksR4Kids store and then Michael took them to the mini LEGO build at the mall later that night. 

Zeke man has 2 cavities and he needs sealants....he'll be getting those taken care of in May. 

He was a super brave boy and got his first X-rays! 

Thursday was a stay home day! 

Friday the kids and I headed down to hang out with Ga-Ga & Pa and see their new hardwood floors and carpet. 

It's beautiful!!! 

On our way to their house we ran a few errands. At Costco they had some super cute clothes. I took pictures to see which one Pa would like better on Ella. 

Dress #1

Dress #2

Of course he liked dress #2 better. I didn't end up buying either on that day, but I did get her a cute CK outfit with a skirt and top. Of course now that she's tried it on she doesn't like it so I'll be taking that back! 

On Thursday my friend Margie called me saying she had 2 tickets to the Newsboys concert on Friday night and she wasn't able to use them. She was wondering if we could. I called Michael and his first reservation was the fact that there were only 2 tickets. He didn't want the boys to fight about it. I talked with Owen and asked him if he wanted to go and he was so sweet he honestly didn't want to go and he really wanted Jack to go. The next hurtle was seeing if Ga-Ga & Pa could watch the other 3 kids on Friday night since I already had plans at church. Of course they were fine with watching the kids. 

There was a little hiccup when it came to the tickets though. Because they were purchased through Groupon they had a name on them and that name needs to match the drivers license of the person using the tickets. Of course it didn't match. I was at Bunco at church and I was trying to call Margie to get her to email a photo of the drivers license, but she wasn't answering...she was at her daughters play at school. I told Michael to just take Jack to a movie or do something to make up for it. About an hour later I got a text with this picture....

And this view!!!!

Michael had seen a scalper with a sign 2 tickets for $40. He only had $20 to spend and after explaining the situation to the lady she sold them to him for $20!!! I was so happy for him and Jack. It was just amazing and so much fun for them! 

Our spring break wasn't super adventurous, but the kids definitely weren't bored either!