Wednesday, April 7, 2010

boston children's museum

we had a great easter weekend. the weather was beautiful. we had a great time as a family and then later visiting extended family.

last thursday, we spent the night at a hotel near boston, mass. good friday was spent at the children's museum in boston. i don't think that even a hundredth of a second was wasted on boredom that day.
want to feel old? here's my soon to be six year old playing with the cash register the only way she knows how.

yes, that's right folks, she is scanning the food! it doesn't ever cross her mind that those buttons are there for a reason and could be pushed.

the girls wanted to spend an eternity at the hair salon place. i finally kicked them out when another girl returned for the second time to have a turn with the mannequins.

Posted by Picasafritzy enjoyed washing hair (which he also kept pretending to do at the pool that morning).

the kids made it to the top and back twice in this three-story climb/rope thingy.

we got home late friday night, then headed to new york state for an easter egg hunt with the cousins at my parents' house. again, the weather was beautiful. (sadly, no pics).

sunday morning, in honor of general conference (a special semi-annual meeting for our church), we made waffles with strawberries and whip cream.

i was so tired out by sunday afternoon that all i made for dinner was potatoes cooked in a frying pan with onions and sandwich meat ham. i then made more waffles for the kids. my brother informed me it was a most pathetic easter meal (i agree), but we were fed and the whole weekend was fun. did i mention how beautiful the weather was?

actually, still is... sunshine warms my soul.

happy belated easter, everyone!


natalie said...

How fun does that museum look? Fritz is getting so big! And playing with the mannequins? No thank you.

Brian said...

It is actually Ann. Your posts make us miss you all so much! Hope we can maybe see you later this summer as we may be in DC or Upstate NY at some point! love, annie

Jacki said...

April! The museum sounds like a blast. But that is not the most pathetic Easter dinner ever. One year we had watermelon and tuna salad and jellybeans. That was pathetic. :)

susan m hinckley said...

A very belated happy Easter, other Hinckleys! Once again, you get the good parent award, April . . . and I'm impressed that you cooked anything at all! That would have been a splendid home-cooked meal at our house. Your kids are having a really fun childhood. Well done.

Megan Lewis said...

Okay, I totally did not realize just how cool that museum was until I read your blog. What an awesome way to spend the holiday. btw. I like waffels, and I bet your kids did too!

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Lindsey said...

What great pictures! Your kids are getting so big. Your girls look so much like you! Love it.

Lindsey said...

Happy Mother's Day, April!

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