The kids have been napping early, so we've been able to have quiet mornings (including sleeping in for me, thanks to my sweet hubby!!) at home, then spend the rest of the day out and about after naps. On Saturday we drove to the Children's Museum in Indy. We have a pass, so it's really nice and we are able to have relaxed visits and just do the things we want to do and stay however long the kids make it. This trip we actually closed the place and were made to leave! We started on a carousel ride. Benjamin really had fun.......
but I'm afraid Anna did not enjoy her first ride. She refused to sit on any of the animals and didn't really want to stay in the bench with me either. She didn't cry or anything, you could just tell she wanted off. Thankfully, it's a short ride!
They had a little pony ride that was a nickle that Dave and Benjamin found. We let him on and put in the money and had no idea how much that horse was going to buck! Benjamin had this unsure expression the whole ride! Glad we didn't try Anna on it first, if she didn't like the carousel....I'm pretty sure she would have hated this one!
They both had a grand time playing with this huge Connect Four game board!
They have a maze of mirrors and Benjamin got tickled with how it made white clothing turn colors in this black light portion. He liked this little chair too!
"I'm in a submarine!!!"
Here comes Benjamin! :)
Happiness in a tunnel...........
Anna seemed to really enjoy watching the trains this visit! She will even say "choo! choo!" I thought this was a funny shot that Dave got with her and Little Three! :)
"Daddy, trains down here too!!!!"
Looking up into the trains from the little underground tunnel...........
Playing a dinosaur computer game right before we got kicked out...oops! ;)
Then on Sunday, we headed to Brown County Park. It's beautiful there and we always have a great time (minus bugs in the eyes, thankfully Dave was the victim this time instead of Benjamin). We did a new path this time that goes around the lake and it was by far my favorite! The kids had so much fun, they are definitely the outdoors type! The whole path was 1.2 miles, which Benjamin walked all but about five minutes of and Anna did quite a bit of too. She loves to use her new skills and will even push you and yell "walk!" when she wants down. She wasn't too keen on her hand being held the whole time either, but it wasn't exactly a smooth path.....so she had to at least give in on that. I tell you what, we have ourselves one spunky little girl!
They had tons of these little bridges (both flat and arched) as you went around the lake in a rectangle shape.
He was excited to get his picture taken here. You can't see it b/c I chose a shot that was a close-up of my little man, but there are kayakers in the lake in the background....which he loved pointing out.
Throwing sticks down into the lake from one of the many little deck/balconies they had around the path.
Miss Anna is quite the Daddy's girl. I'm secretly a little (just a little, I promise) excited that Dave is going back to work tomorrow so that I can maybe get a little attention and time with my daughter b/c she has definitely taken advantage of the extra Daddy time this weekend!
Dave told him to go up to this tree and pretend he was an beaver. He chose to skip the pretend part, however. He wasn't too excited with how the tree tasted!
When we got back to the car, we found this huge walking stick!
It was such a fun hike and we were so pleased with how well the kids did! Afterwards, we ate at the restaurant inside the park lodge and enjoyed some yummy country buffet food!
This morning Dave was super sweet and let me sleep in. When I got up he had me look at this picture of the kids............
He said they were trying to make him feel like it was a normal Monday! The computers were still on their table and Benjamin was playing on one this evening and he all of sudden turned around and said, "Mine finished!"
Me: "What were you doing?"
B: "Mine make a email!"
Me: "You did?!?! Who did you send it to?"
B: (without hesitation) "To Kelly." (his aunt, FYI)
Earlier today while we were waiting for lunch to be ready, Anna was cuddling (AGAIN) with her Daddy. Wanting to be included, Benjamin jumped up there too. They then preceded to rub each other's backs and hair and give hugs for the next 15 minutes or so! Boy, do I wish they were always that sweet to each other!
She loves rubbing his hair!
Daddy rubbing Benjamin + Benjamin hugging Anna + Anna hugging Benjamin + Anna holding Daddy's hand= lots of love!
We were going to go fishing this afternoon, but it decided to rain. So we went to the outlet mall and I got some extra summer clothes and we got a few books. Then we headed to Sam's Club and did some shopping. Not too exciting, but still fun! We're very thankful for such a wonderful weekend together!
I'll leave you with these two stories -
Dave was carpet cleaning with the kids while I was getting some laundry done before Anna went to bed. While in the bathroom, Anna went over and pushed the stool to the toilet, put the potty seat up onto the toilet, and then said potty to Dave. So he decided to reward her hard work and took off her diaper and put her on the seat. He said she then sat there and held her non-existent penis down into the toilet. I guess she watches her brother more than we ever knew.
A conversation Dave and Benjamin had before he went to bed.....
B: "You put the batteries in mine camera right now so mine take pictures?"
Dave: "It's bedtime right now, but I'll put them in there before I go to sleep and you can play with it tomorrow, okay?"
B: "You put batteries in it before you go to work tomorrow?"
D: "Yes, I will buddy."
B: "Okay. You put your work shirt on that says Cummins before you go to work too, okay?!?!"