Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Small Family Getaway

We didn't get to take the kids anywhere over Spring Break, so we decided to get a room on Friday night in a town about an hour away in a hotel with an indoor pool. The kids had a great time swimming and they always love to stay in a hotel room. We got upgraded to a suite, so we had a big room. The town we went to happened to be where my sister lives, so we had her boys come over to the hotel to swim. Eric stayed there with the kids while my sister, her girls and I went to the mall. We found some really good deals here. I got Ben these shorts with this shirt, and I got Sarah this dress and this top with a white t-shirt to go under it. We also got some $5 deals.

After shopping and swimming, we went to Chuck E. Cheese. We had wanted to celebrate Ben's birthday on Easter, but I was sick. We decided to do it Friday, last minute, complete with leftover birthday cake from Ben's party with Eric's family. The kids had a ball playing games and we totally shut the place 11P.M. It was fun that it worked out that we could all go together.
My sister is the queen of the skeeball, apparently. She hit the jackpot 3 times, winning 600 tickets. Three times, that's crazy!
Can you see how thrilled my hubby is that I'm standing on a table to take a picture? He wasn't embarrassed at all. He should expect things like this out of me by now. I DID stand in a window on our cruise to take a picture of our dinner table.
My sister, doing the happy dance after winning the skeeball jackpot.
When we got back to the hotel, I called Suzi (I just love her!)while Eric and the kids went to Meijer to get pool toys for the next day. They came back with a Bingo cage, because what 5 year old doesn't want one of those? Ben has wanted one for about 2 years. We played Bingo for about a half hour. It was one in the morning by then, so it was way past time for bed.

The kids and I swam for awhile the next morning. That water was cold. I don't care if it was inside.
After checking out of the hotel, we took the kids to Uniquely Yours pottery. They got to pick out something to paint and then in two weeks we get to go back and get the finished product. They were backed up on the orders because of Spring Break, so that's why we have to wait 2 weeks. I think that the kids had a good time with this. We had never done anything like it before. It was very fun and worth the cost.

Here are their projects, before glazing and firing. I thought they did a great job on them. I helped Sarah with her purse bank while Eric helped Ben with his crayon bank. Ethan did his on his own and did a wonderful job.
Well, that was our weekend, in a nutshell. I will be posting a Tiny Talk Tuesday this week with a couple of things that Ben said this weekend.

I hope everyone has a happy Monday!


JP's MOM said...

Sounds like a fun getaway!

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Fran said...

This is AWESOME!!! Sounds like a perfect Spring break to me. Your sister cracks me up....she is the champ! And...your hubs face looks just like my hubs face when I need to get on tables to take pictures!

Have a great night Darlene~

Rochelle said...

What a nice little get-a-way!! Great pics!!

Alana said...

Yay for a getaway. I just love those times with family!