Friday, April 17, 2009

Museums and Shopping

Oldest and I made it to The Clark Museum. When we finished I checked out the brochures of the area and discovered that the Williams College Museum of Art was open to the public, free and only two blocks away. We headed into town for lunch and then hit the next museum before heading home. The grounds at the Clark are expansive and beautiful. They have numerous walking trails. Next time I will bring a picnic lunch and my hiking boots.

Hubby and the others had fun at the air museum. Youngest was bored after half an hour but loved playing the flight simulator.

Today I took youngest to spend all of her gift cards. Two Nintendo DS games, two huge super balls, a book and two Webkins later we came home for lunch. She even has change. All of the thank you cards are written and she can now play with her new stuff.

Hubby and I are going on a date tonight. When bio lived in state every other week end Hubby and I would at least go to dinner. We have not had a date since mid January. I am not sorry bio has left. Everyone is much better off with her gone. I do miss our dates though. I had to explain that at 11, 14 and 16 we could leave the kids home while we went to dinner and a movie. Keep in mind that oldest babysits as her part time job. So, tonight we are off to The Gilson to see Duplicity. The Gilson serves dinner while you watch the film and on Friday and Saturday nights you must be 21 or older to attend. If all goes well I should be able to convince Hubby of more frequent dates with his wife.


Martha said...

Yes, 16 and 14 can certainly manage for you and hubby's date name.

Lynette said...

it sounds like an absolutely wonderful day. and a date---sigh!

you needed this really did


annie kelleher said...

aw, thats so cute you had to convince him it was okay to leave htem alone!!!! if it makes him feel better, tell him i recommend the 30 gallon rubbermaid containers with the lockon lids... unless you have really really tall kids, they can last through high school... drill air holes though ;)....

Laura Rose said...

Enjoy your night...go gilson--one of a kind!!!

Walk in the Woods said...

What a nice weekend you are making manifest!