Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Russell's Day Off

Russell had a Monday off in January for president's day or something and lucky for us, Russell's cousin Ben and his wife Lisa had the day off as well so we hung out with them all day.  They live near us and the girls just love them (they are "Bun" and "Isa").  We started the day off with a picnic at the park.  This was my view for lunch.  It's so nice when the girls want to sit with others to eat so Russell and I get to have our hands free.

After lunch we headed to the playground where the girls had a blast on the swings and slides.  Here is Morgan swinging.
And Madylin with Daddy.

Madylin climbing up the stairs and loving the slide.
Morgan on the slides.          

After the girls took a nap we headed out to the San Bernardino County Museum.  It was okay.  I don't ever need to go again.   The girls liked the last part okay- the animals. Here is Morgan making sure this bison is not going to move towards her.

Madylin pointing to the butterflies.

This is actually a sheep, but we told the girls it was a goat because they think sheep are fluffy and white.  They kept saying "goat- Maaaaa"
Outside they had a little sand trough wear you could grab a brush and find fossils.  The girls liked this because they got to get dirty and use a tool.

After the museum we wasted an hour at Wal-Mart looking around while our car got an oil change and then headed to El Torrito for dinner.  That was NOT a good experience.  The girls did not want to sit still and all the food was too spicy for them. They kept crying and sticking their tongues out and I kept having to give them water.  Our food wasn't very good either.  We won't be going there again.  Ben and Lisa came over to our apartment and we put the girls to bed and made homemade ice-cream.  Such a fun, exhausting day- I wish Russell had every monday off!


Melody said...

What a fun day! You're so good to remember to take so many pictures! I love the playground pics.

Jennifer Lomenick said...

How fun! I love when Mark is home and we can just hang out! Now that he is working it will be gold the time he is off.

Jackie B. said...

sounds like a fun/exhausting day. I totally agree with the "San Bernardino County Museum" not needing to go there again.

Gma Cheryl said...

The girls are getting so BIG - what a fun day with your children! What good parents you are - Love, Sis. States

Lisa said...

It was a fun day! Such cute pictures of the girls! We're glad they love us because we can't get enough of them either!

Reed and Natalie said...

Looks like fun! I love days when Reed is off and we don't have anything else going on so we can do something fun! Too bad those days aren't more often....but then they wouldn't be as special, right?!

The Hatch's said...

Great more Hatch relatives that can't stand spicey food. Way to carry on the genes Katie. :)

Olson Family said...

SO what park did you go to...looks way fun! Let's meet up and go there!~seriously! :) By the way...YOur pictures are so cute, man those girls are adorable!