Thursday, July 06, 2006

It's been a great vacation.

It's not over yet, but it's been a great vacation.

Everything started on Saturday. Erin and Ady went out of town to St. Louis for their own little fun, and Jonas and I took a trip up to my parents. We had a blast, got his hair cut, and got to play in the swimming pool. There were fireworks in St. Anne. It was great.

Monday was a relaxing day of doing almost nothing. We did laundry and packed up for our trip to Indianapolis.

Tuesday was awesome. I overslept. The plan was to be on the road at 6 am, but I couldn't get out of bed. Closer to 8, we were on the road. The kids were great for the car trip. Jonas and Ady only, Jaden stayed the night with Aunt Shel. We went to the Zoo. It was a lot of fun. Erin had never seen a dolphin in person and was completley in awe at the show. Jonas and Ady also had fun. I wasn't sure if Ady had more fun cuddling me or watching the dolphins. I think half the time she just wanted to snuggle and not even watch the show. They had a blast running around the zoo and looking at the animals. They both got to feed a giraffe. Jonas and I went into the bird house and I was going to let him feed the birds, but the guy working there said they must be full because they wouldn't come to eat anymore.

As if that wasn't enough, Tuesday night we went downtown to the fireworks. It was the biggest fireworks show I had ever been to (at least that I remember, being born a bicentenial baby I saw a lot of fireworks when I was 2 months old). The show didn't start until 10 PM, but it was in sync with a radio station and was awesome. Even just as awesome was the nonstop fireworks that were going off all around as we made our way back to the hotel. Somewhere in the middle of the two we went swimming and had great dinner at Bennigans.

Wednesday was another good day. We were all able to sleep in. We made our way to the children's museum. Other than going half a block the wrong way down a one way street it was a great time. Jonas' favorite part was probably the dinosaurs. He ended up getting a dinosaur fact book as his souvenier for the trip. Ady wanted a stuffed frog that we have affectionately named Indy (yes I do get flashbacks to Indiana Jones).

My favorite part of the museum was probably seeing Dracorex Hogwartsia. The trip back was great.

That covers all the details of the out of town expidition. I'll fill in the gaps from home later.