Mar 25, 2015

March Break Madness - Part 1 - Museum Fun!


Our oldest two gals just finished their two week March break and what fun we had!  Okay...fun AFTER the first week...well, they had fun on week one but hubby and I, we were sick! UGH!  That nasty chest cold and cough had us drained and down and out! 


But after some R&R we stayed true to our plans and got away for the day to the Nation's Capital and to the Canadian Museum of History which also houses the Children's Museum. 



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And so starting later then anticipated, with being sick, our March break madness was off to a grand start!  Starting with the ride up to Ottawa, where as we were driving along we spotted this great storage unit sitting on the side of the road.  Both Dave and I were all, "Turn around!!!"  And we went back to pick it up.  We have been looking for one of these things to use in our entry way to house mittens, hats and whatever but they usually run around of $170 and when we saw it just sitting there, calling to us, we had to pick it up....even IF it meant we considered leaving the stroller on the side of the road to fit it in the van!  But no, hubby worked some packing 'magic' and fit both the stroller and storage bin thingy in!  

So the girls miiight have been a tad..squished...ish....just a tad...  but packed away everything was and off we were again!


When we arrived the museum was busy! They had an around the world exhibit where the kids got "passports" that they could stamp at each location.  There were activities, hands on learning materials, videos, costumes, and a bunch of other things for them to enjoy!  


Even the baby was thrilled with all the action!





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We took it all in!  ALL.OF.IT!  We got a free library pass and 'brown bagged' our lunch, so other then gas and parking it was a relatively inexpensive day - and we made the most of it!  We were there over two hours and the older three kiddos never stopped go, go, going...



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They loved it all!  Olivia and Joe were a bit overwhelmed by the crowds, at first, but our Catherine, she just 'dove' right in!  They ran from one thing to the next, playing, exploring and just having a grand ol' time...except for the baby, who eventually grew quite tired of it all....



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Poor bean!  She did eventually fall asleep, which was good because the other three were not done having fun!  There were more stamps to collect in passports, a mural that Olivia thought we should paint in our house, a 'rock wall' that needed re-building and an entire room of Bob the Builder things and activities!




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And when Dave and I were tired and hungry we dragged them out to eat lunch and then pack them back into the car for the long ride home!  They yammered away while we ventured through construction, detours and arguing with our GPS, talking about all the fun they had.  But by the time we hit the open highway there was silence in the back seats....





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Other then the baby....she was ready to go again!





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4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great time was had by all! Museums are so cool!

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    1. Yes, a great time indeed! And this Museum was certainly cool!! They can't wait to go back!

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  2. Lol!! that's funny... love the little hand!

    Can't wait.

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    1. Hhahaha! I know eh! What a ham she is - they all asleep and she grooving in her seat!


      We can't wait either!! I smile every time I imagine you all here!!! :D

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