Yesterday was Boys Day / Girls Night. :) It's so hard to come up with ideas for Grandma and Grandpa for Christmas. As I was thinking of things, I was looking for shows/things to do and came across one that sounded fun but wouldn't be for the boys. So, I decided why not do a girls night out, and Olivia and I got tickets for Grandma and the two of us to go together as a gift.
That left Grandpa, so the search began. He's hard though because he uses a walker and has a lot of trouble with stairs and distances. He would also have two rambunctious boys to keep after. I went through many ideas... airboat rides, shows (nothing playing for their interest), children's museums, but nothing "fit." We finally settled on the idea of giving him gift cards for he and the boys to go to Celebra*tion Stat*ion. It's similar to Chuc*k E, but has rides outside as well as go karts and mini golf. We had enough money on the gift cards for pizza, drinks, LOTS of tokens, and passes for the boys to ride as many of the kiddie rides they wanted. Grandpa could corral them fairly easily and it seemed a win-win.
Well, they went yesterday and I expected a couple of hours worth of fun. Grandma and I took Olivia across the street to the mall to ice skate while we waited. They WAY outlasted us, and were there over four hours! Grandpa had my camera and got some great shots...
Also had the pleasure of putting Liam in a time out... the picture just CRACKS me up!
Braeden also befriended an older boy that my dad said was VERY nice.
B loved having someone to play the big kid games with!
Last night was then our girls' night out. No pictures unfortunately as they didn't allow pics, but we had a great time! We saw Forbidden Broadway and it was so good! The reviews I had read from patrons said positive things regarding kids, but Olivia was THE only one there! A little worried! Luckily there was really only one whole song which I had her close her eyes for, and a part of another which I'm pretty sure went right over her head luckily, the rest was ok with a few bad words. She laughed at a lot of it and had fun, though she was tired by the end! :)
It was a good day! Today we hung out, went out for lunch, saw a movie (I do NOT recommend Gull*iver's Travels... wait for the rental!), and did a little shopping, lots of laundry, and mucho packing of the car. Tomorrow morning we're heading out! It's been a good run and the kids will have a sad day tomorrow as we leave. Please pray for them as they say goodbye to their grandparents! And happy new year!