Refreshingly Fun

My days of keeping the kids busy while Taylor works on his dissertation have been exhausting. But today was a good one. I take both kids to orchestra on Saturday mornings and then we go do stuff afterward. This has made for a messy house, because no Saturday chores are ever done, but I try not to look at that part. 

Today our dentist was having a community event to promote their office, which is conveniently near where we have orchestra. So we stopped by for free food, fun, and face painting. From there we headed out to Balboa Park to catch the IMAX movie at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. We almost left after driving around and finding that there were no parking places anywhere near the park. Miraculously, right in front of us, two cars pulled out of parallel spots on the street right where we were (and where we wanted to be). We snatched one up and headed to the museum. We saw the show and played at the museum for a while.

The kids ask to ride the carousel every time we go to the park. I always say no. Today I said yes. The Balboa Park Carousel is so great! It was built in 1910 and still has most of the original hand-carved animals. Even the horse tails are made of real horse tails!

London played the ring pull game and got the brass ring, which meant a free ride! So she rode again.

Her face after realizing she pulled the brass ring was priceless!

Her face after realizing she pulled the brass ring was priceless!

We had such a great time. We ended our night with a movie night. I only wish every Saturday was that much fun. Not only did we have a great time, but Taylor was productive as well. I hope this a good omen to our upcoming spring break.