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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Makin' Memories

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

This is our last weekend of summer before the kids are back to hitting the books and I am back to packing lunches. I just thought I would share some pictures of one of our summer traditions:

A surprise trip to Crown Center!

It is always a surprise to the kids as to when we will go. I love making things a surprise! It has become a bit of a tradition around here. Can you see the sparkle in their eyes BEFORE we told them what we were doing today?

Look at their reaction AFTER we told them! (They are dancing, in case you can't tell.) We are makin' memories, people!

Our first stop was Kaleidoscope. It is owned and operated by Hallmark Cards and is every kid's artistic dream. Plus, it is FREE!

Next stop, the Hallmark Visitor's Center. Also FREE!

We worked up quite the appetite, so we had to stop at Fritz's; where the train delivers your food and the grease delivers... well, other things.

But, the munchkins loved it! (It wasn't free. Nope, but those smiles just might have been worth the over-priced grease patties.)

Then we hit the Lego Exhibit. FREE, yet again!

Family photo! We really do love this city.

Here we are walking over to Union Station to watch the trains. (FREE! Are you seeing a theme here? If we are anything, we are resourceful!)

Then the boys got all white trash on us and ran through the fountains in their clothes. Of course that was FREE! And, surprisingly, legal.

Summer, we will miss you!


Boy Mom said...

Ahh, the memories. So fun to see their happy faces when they realize it's the big day.

School starts next week for us as well. I'm dreading all the Momwork uhh, homework, that is headed my, their way.

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

Who says you have to spend big bucks to make your kids happy? You've read my Flashback Friday posts and seen that isn't true.It looked like a good time was had by all.

Mummy McTavish said...

I love Sweet Pea's Grease Patty face (is that like your Sandy Patti face??? oh, hang on, we weren't to mention that again were we?)

That looks like so much fun, white trash boys and all!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

What a fun and almost free day. That is so neat. They all look like they were having an awesome time. Loved all the pictures and that family picture was fabulous. Needs to be framed. My kids love those fountain things.

Theresa said...

I always loved the "free" trips we took with our kids. We still have some great memories.

Brandi said...

Free is always great! Boy, they look like they had a great time. HA! And my boys dance around like that when they're super happy! So cute. :)

Kari said...

Looks fun. Not much like that where we live. Darn it! Good to make memories with family. Best kind of time and money well spent.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That looks like sooo much fun, and I love the family pictures!

Sheila said...

cute cute photos! looks like so much fun! yea, we had a family fun day last week.....definatel was not cost-friendly though, we spend waaaay too much! I could take some lessons from you! Also, I LOVE the family photos of all of you guys. did you guys give your camera to someone close by to take it? I always wanted to do that, to get a good photo shot, but was afraid they'd run off with my camera! lol

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

What a great summer! Those kids seriously had some fun! I love all those photos. The family ones are great. You have such a beautiful family!

That photo of Sweet Pea with the conductors hat is so cute! I love her little face!

Jewel said...

Love the expressions on the kids' faces!! AND Sweet Pea in the train hat!! Adorable!! Oh and I would love to run around in the fountains!!! What fun!!