A couple weeks ago as Shaun and I were talking we realized he had a day off during Avery's school vacation week. Right then we penned in a family day and it didn't take us long to decide on Boston's Children Museum, but we kept it a surprise for the kids.
After a quick cereal breakfast, we were on our way. It was a beautiful, but chilly day in one of our favorite cities. We all had a great time...the kids were SO easy. Shaun and I kept switching kids. Sometimes they'd all be doing the same activity, sometimes Shaun was with the girls and I was with Aiden, sometimes two were with me and one was with him. The place is only three floors, so its a manageable size.
I was a bit sad to think of the last time we were there....it was Avery's 5th birthday, Amanda was 3 and Aiden wasn't quite walking yet. This visit everyone was so much older....no diaper bags to pack, no strollers, no finding a corner to nurse in, no needing a nap. Though I miss those days, there is also much joy to be found in packing light and having meaningful conversations about things, about life.
We closed the place down at 5 and then walked to find something to eat for the first time since breakfast. The kids never had a word of complaint and we were all happy to find a warm place to fill our bellies.
Love family days! Here's some of the fun we had: