Feb 13, 2017
Back at it with this Monday thing....
How was your weekend? We had no concrete plans, which sometimes makes for the best weekends. Saturday the kids wanted to take Chris to Oxbow Meadows, which I took them to over the summer. Chris was studying or writing a paper or something, so he missed out. But ever since our snake encounter in the backyard, the kids have wanted to take Chris to see "the really huge snake that could eat you" at this place.
So we went....and the kids rushed Chris over to see the BIG snake, to which Chris was like "that's kind of a small snake". I was like NO NO really he is big. But sure enough when I walked over to the window there was a somewhat small snake in comparison. I asked one of the people what happened to the big one and they told us that he was only on loan from a museum in Tennessee. Guess that lease was up. So instead they got another snake of the same kind just younger. And because my children are only really impressed with animals that can do bodily harm....they were like...peace!
If you follow me on snapchat then you know how insane Chris is going being home. This happens every time his schedule slows down. He has to be go go go 24/7. He never stops moving. So this time around he got the idea that he wants to get into bird watching, or the technical term of being a "birder". He got some book on the types of birds in our area, he went to this little mom and pop feed store by our house and got bird feeders and seed. It's insane. So he was really excited to see that Oxbow Meadows has a bird viewing trail.
We saw one bird.
Sunday we headed downtown for coffee and then made it to the Columbus Museum right when they opened. I really love this museum for the kids! The kids exhibit is on the basement floor level....which was genius on their part. The kids can play and whisper yell and it doesn't disturb the people that come and want to actually enjoy all the non-kid friendly exhibits (which I am so jealous of).
We played with every single thing at least three times, and after two hours of being the only people down there, the head of security came down and asked if the kids would like to come and see all the cameras and monitors in the security room. Of course they loved the idea! The boys were more interested in arresting people, and the girls were more interested in what the security guard brought for lunch.
Somehow these small beings still had energy after all that so we headed out to the gardens that surround the museum. There are 12 acres to explore, and we got to about the first 600 feet. A small water fountain and a frog swimming around will do that to a short attention span.
So no plans were the best plans.
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