We opened and closed the mall today! We hit the mall about 10am and did some shopping while we waited for Dana to arrive with Kaden, Caleb & Kaylynne to go to Mobius Children's Museum, which by the way is an awesome one if you are ever in the Spokane area!
After a few hours at Mobius, the girls were beyond tired, but it was to late for them to nap, so I took them for a walk in hopes of them resting and both of them conked out in the stroller! Apparently both were tired because they both were out cold!
While the girls napped we decided to go paint some pottery. The boys were really excited to pick their pieces, that turned out to be quite a chore though. In the end Aiden got a snake and Connor chose a trophy “vase”. Julia & I each made a piggy bank for the girls. I made Annika’s pink with brown polka-dots, and Julia made MacKenzie’s blue with brown flowers.
Things were going real swell until right before we were done…the girls woke up, the boys were wandering around and Julia decided to do some “touch-up” on Aiden’s snake. Needless to say, Aiden was LIVID because Julia had “ruined” his snake. They tried to wipe it off, but it wouldn’t work so we finally gave the girls Aiden’s snake to paint and Aiden got to start over.
While the girls and Aiden were painting, Connor decided to touch his up….it’s amazing what runny puff-paint can do to a “perfect” piece. Yes, he was “ruined”. Julia did a great job of “fixing" it. But now Connor was angry and thought he could start over, because Aiden did. Sorry Connor, it doesn’t always work that way, life sucks at times! We ended up leaving having painted two adorable pigs, a near “perfect” Aiden snake, a very colorful (and BROWN due to paint mixing) and a “ruined” trophy/vase. Ahhh memories!
Julia had a taste tonight for The Melting Pot for dinner. We met up with Ashli & Brooklynn, her mom Stacie and grandma Jackie. I had never been there before so I didn’t quite know what to expect. It was fun, it was just a long, late adventure. Took over 2 hours to get through the 4 courses and with four little ones it was hard. Everyone did really well until we were waiting for the chocolate dessert…which was yummy I might add!
We didn’t get back to the hotel until 8:30 tonight, so when we did we all were done! Time for the kids to go to bed, so Julia and I could just sit down and relax. I finally called my mom and got a hold of her and talked for awhile, so that was nice. We’ve played phone tag all week. Yesterday I went as far as telling her to add me to her calendar at 3:30 when she said she was free…she forgot! So it was time for us to catch-up! I love my mommy!
I believe the plan is to head back in the morning to Seattle! Sad that this vacation is over already. But at the same time, I think we’re all ready to get back to normalcy and routine!