Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Break

This week has been a little out of the ordinary for our family.  The girls have been on spring break and we have kept the road hot the whole week.  Originally, we had planned to go to the beach, but after looking at the weather for the week....... well, we decided to bail out on the beach.  Try staying couped up in a house with 5 girls wanting to play in the sand and water and with the temperature being in the 50's and raining, not a pretty picture.  I would have been committed to the insane asylum.  We ended up in Columbia on Tuesday at the Riverbank Zoo.  The weather ended up being great for the zoo and the girls LOOOVVVEEDD all the animals.  Could you guess which animal Charlotte liked the best....... the monkeys!  The monkeys were swinging around and they caught her eyes.  It was sweet watching her, she would sway back and forth and squeal and point at them.  Other than the monkeys, she just sat back and took it easy.  On the other hand, the rest of the crowd never slowed down til we were back in the van.  I thought we were headed home til Brian mentioned staying in a hotel and then the girls went wild.   I don't know what it is about a hotel, but give my girls a hotel with an indoor pool and you would think they had won the lottery.  We stayed in Columbia because we wanted to hit the Ed Venture museum on Wednesday and didn't want that 1.5 hr drive to travel again.  Being in Columbia made it easy getting up and to breakfast, then to the museum.  Ed Venture is awesome, and definitely keeps your children busy.  If you have never been, I suggest you visit.  Thursday, Brian tried to get the girls to go to Charlotte for Discovery Place, but can you believe they wanted to go to Hearts of Clay instead???  Let's just say that was an experience all of  it's own:)  That place was a mad house to begin with, then add our crowd to it and it just was CRAZY.  After about two hours and four beautiful creations later, we headed to Chuckie Cheese:\.  Brian said that Emma's little sea horse looked like a shark had drooled all over it.  I will post a pic of the art work when we get it all back and you be the judge.  Friday ended up being a day at home, THANK GOD!  I was exhausted from being in the car so much, and Charlotte gets so whinny being strapped in so much.  Charlotte likes being home, where she can rome and be nosy and just do what ever she pleases.  Brian had all the girls outside on Friday and Charlotte started CRAWLING!!!!  Charlotte has been doing "something" to get around, but she actually figured out the one knee in front of the other!!!!!  I am so happy, but o my goodness am I in trouble.  I had a great time with Brian and the girls this week.  It makes me look forward to summer when we all are together.  The only thing about the summer I hate is Brian having to work and not be with us, it stinks:(  Brian always says, "somebody has to finance this trip".  Well, maybe so, but I still don't like the fact that he misses out on so much.  Here are some pictures from our week, I hope you enjoy them.

Here are the girls at the Zoo
This is Emma at Ed Venture
This is Lily, Maggie and Anna in Ed's Chair!
Anna has a Parrot on her arm:)
Lily, my little Cow Girl.
This is Hollywood.....need I say more:)