Friday, March 31, 2017

Around Town and Stuff

On the 25th, the kids and I hopped on the trolly/train(?) and rode the whole loop through downtown and then got off at Union Station.

Waiting for the trolly

At Union Station
(It was huge and gorgeous!)

We discovered some cool stuff to do (later) at Union Station and then walked on The Link (an indoor elevated walkway) over to the Crowne Center.   We perused the toy store and then went to this kid's play place.   We had been here before, but they had changed the theme since we went last.   Everything was underwater this time.

Crooked building!

Caleb driving a submarine

Scuba diver!

With the giant octopus

Scott had given us his ten dollar voucher for the Crowne Center (all the conference attendees got one) and the kids decided they'd like to get ice cream with it.   The total came to $9.98!   Boom!

Thanks, Dr. Scott! =)

An attempted selfie of all of us (sorry, Keenan!)
I tried again several times, but he just finally said, "I'm done!"

While the kids enjoyed their ice cream, I treated myself to a fancy tea from a cool tea store I had seen on our last visit (but it was closed already).   I ordered their "staff favorite" aged white tea....and it tasted like nothing.   While we were sitting outside the shop, the guy came out and asked how I liked it.   I said, "Um... I'm underwhelmed."   He offered to let me try another flavor, Tangerine, for free!    Well, the tangerine tea smelled and taste like barn.   Oh well, it made a good hand warmer as we walked. =)

One of us girls in the Link with the pretty trees
(and my barn tea)

A photo of the outside of the Reiger when we got back

I thought my baked eggplant looked especially delicious and deserved a photo =)

We had lunch and naps and then Moriah, Caleb and I went back to Union Station so I could mail a couple notes, since I had noticed they had a post office.

When we got back, we walked around to a store behind our condo where we had seen people taking pictures withs some cute murals...

Fortunately someone was there to swap taking pictures for!

Haha!   I love this one!

Moriah cut one of my wings off a bit =)

That night, some people came over for pizza and to watch the basketball game.   While we were waiting for Philip to pick up the pizza, Amy entertained the kids on the roof.   She has a LOT of energy!!

I love how happy Caleb is in these pictures!!


They even tried out some yoga =)

When Philip and Keenan got back with the pizza, This is what they brought in!!!

This thing was a Beast!!!

Some of the people during the game (a couple more arrived later)
(In the foreground is Doug and his wife, Jen is in the back.   Levi is in the middle and Amy is beside Moriah)

Jen offered to take one with me in it - I love this one of my with two of my handsome men!!

Amy, who is a pediatrician, is Amazing with kids and was So great with them!!

She and Moriah did a bunch of art, and made origami foxes

Keenan even got in on the fun and both he and Moriah remarked at bedtime how "awesome Miss Amy was"  =)

1 comment:

Mom W. said...

Fun, wow, HUGE pizza!! I forgot to say how much I liked the picture of Caleb with his butt in the alligators mouth!! Haha!!