Monday, we sat around and watched movies again since we were taking it easy trying to recuperate. Thankfully, everyone was feeling much better with energy and appetites back. Tuesday, the kids grandma took them for the whole day. This is something that has never happened. I've never had the house to myself for the entire day. Even though I spent the entire weekend sanitizing I felt as though I really got a chance to deep clean all the germs out of my house as well as go out and run errands that would have taken me three times as long with both kids. The kids had a great time and were wiped out!
On Wednesday, we made a trip up to Daddy's office to take him out to lunch. We got to meet Daddy's "work friends", which Sunshine loved. She also loved that she finally got to go to her Daddy's work. After lunch is when Wednesday got a little crazy and I realized that summer vacation is going to be extremely hectic. The kids had hair appointments so we drove down to the city that the place is in, thinking I could kill some time. After doing just one errand, I realized that there was no way I could figure out how to spend the next three hours entertaining my kids. It was too late to go home, but too early to do anything. Thankfully, I've got an awesome stylist who squeezed my kids in early so I didn't lose my mind!
Thursday, Nana came down. It was a nice surprise for the kids, especially Monster since he missed Easter. They had such a wonderful time. They played all sorts of imaginary games. My mom helped me fold the 4 sets of sheets that had been washed from sickness (I can't stand folding sheets). Monster made up a cute memory card game and another counting game for Nana. We taught Nana how to play Old Maid. To make it even better, the weather was beautiful so after Nana had to leave, we got to have time to play outside for a couple of hours.
Friday was the icing on the cake of Spring Break. Husband took the day off and we went to COSI. For anyone who hasn't been to COSI, it's worth the trip. Since we've been there before, we started in the special exhibit room, which just so happened to be all about puzzles and mazes and finding the secret code. Just like spy work for Monster. There were four rooms in which you had to complete 3 puzzles. The first two rooms went smoothly. The third room is where we got stuck. Neither Husband, Monster nor I could figure out one of the puzzles. We finally had to pull Monster away to go eat lunch. After lunch, we explored the rest of COSI. My favorite is the Ocean room. I love the smell of the water. Plus, they have a yellow submarine. Surprisingly, I was the only one singing that song waiting in line to get in it. After we had made our way through every room, we went back to the Mindbender room to see if we could figure out the puzzle since we had some time left. By this time, the room was so packed we couldn't even get to the puzzle, so we never did figure it out. It's really going to bug me, but I'll eventually get over it. Husband and I were wiped out after 6 hours there. On the way home, we made a detour off our route to take the kids to Olive Garden. Amazingly enough, they have never been to one. The lines are usually so long that it's not worth our time. However, we placed us arriving at this particular one at 5:20 so we figured it would probably be OK. Plus, it's in a small town. You would have thought we told Monster we were going to eat bugs or something. The complaining he did for going to try someplace new was insane. After we got there and he saw he could have bread sticks and sausage with his pasta, he completely changed his tune. Olive Garden is the new Rock kids' favorite place to eat. Too bad the one closest to us is always packed. By the time we made it home, it was time for bed. It was a great, great way to wrap up Spring Break, even though we technically had two days left.
Spring Break made me realize how not ready for summer vacation I am. I was completely wiped out all week with both kids home all day. Thankfully, in the summer, I'll be able to send them out to play and run and blow off energy. I am starting now to prepare projects and fun activities for the kids for down times when they can't be outside. I'm also expecting that this summer is when Sunshine will completely give up naps. She gets very upset when we put her to bed and Monster isn't going to bed. I can still get her to nap during the week when he's not home, but when he is home, it's much, much more difficult. Even though I'm not ready for summer, I am looking forward to it. Time is moving so fast. It feels like just yesterday Monster couldn't ride a bike and now, he's going off on his own (just back and forth to the two driveways next to us, but still!). Sunshine desperately wants to follow in his footsteps, so I suspect she will have training wheels off by the end of the summer. Nine more weeks of school to go until the real craziness begins!