Always Crazy, Always Fun, Always Love

Ray Romano once compared life with twins to living in a frat house. As he put it, "no one sleeps, there is a lot of noise and a lot of throwing up." I find this very true with 4 young children, including twins. However, though things are always crazy, we always try to have fun and, most certainly, always love each other.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Circus Has Come to Town and Aha!

Four tickets to the circus: $0 (I won them in a door prize drawing at an event with the Mothers of Twins club I am in!)

My Dad and my sister, Emily, babysitting the girls: $0 (thanks guys! We figured it would be a bit much for two-year- olds to sit through, and we wanted to boys, and ourselves, to really enjoy it!)

Parking, 2 cheap-light sabers (that both broke by the end of the night...), 2 sno-cones, 2 lemonades, peanuts, program, 1 cotton candy: $45 (ouch!)
(note the colorful tongues from the sno-cones)

Dinner at Max and Erma's with a gift card: 1/2 price- makes it even yummier!

A fun afternoon with the boys: Priceless!

I took this picture only to catch the expressions on their faces. I love it when they are excited about something.

I was so excited at this opportunity to have a "virtually free" afternoon at the circus and going out to dinner. Obviously, it didn't quite work out that way, but still well worth it and cheaper than it would have been if we had to pay for the tickets! It was an amazing circus with all the fun classics, including:


Elephants!



Horses, Bears, Monkeys and High Jumping Dogs! (Oh my!)




And, of course, AMAZING trapeze artists, acrobats and clowns!


Such a fun, fun day to just hang with the boys without trying to keep track of two busy two-year olds. Our boys are so fun and we really enjoyed giving them all the attention for a day.

But, don't feel sorry for the girls being left out. With the boys in school they frequently get to do things that the boys don't. For example, my friend Amy and I recently heard about the Aha! childrens' science museum in Lancaster. We had heard it was geared toward children age 6 and younger. It was awesome and very reasonably priced. I would recommend it to anyone with young children! A short drive, a good price and loads of fun for little ones. Here is a sampling!


Here they were "on stage" in the dress up area. They were singing "Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam"- in two year old speak. Sooooo cute! (Their pants are wet from the water table...read on...)

A giant harp that played just by sticking their hands through the opening (and other instruments as well.)


An art table! They also made shamrock necklaces, but the girls wouldn't let me get a picture then.

Here is Amy with her girls, Amelia and Sophia, going "fishing"


And here is more fun there!

A large muscle climbing area...


They loved the play house and the fishing...




And, of course, the water table!!! That was their favorite! Meghan refused to wear the smock and Ellie did wear it, yet each girl was equally soaked!


So, there is a sampling of the fun we have been up to the last couple weeks! Here is hoping for another great week, especially since the weather is getting sunnier and warmer. Yay spring!!!

Aaron update: He is doing well. He did go to the doctor and had an x-ray done. The frontal x-ray didn't show anything, but they gave him an Rx for a lateral x-ray should his condition worsen, but they don't think he will need it. What they believe happened (and what the lateral x-ray would show) is that he cracked a rib at the sternum, but it isn't displaced. They wouldn't be able to do anything about it anyway- just has to heal. They said it would take 2-6 weeks to improve. He is okay, just sore. It hurts really bad if he sneezes, coughs, hiccups, laughs, etc. So, just keep him in your prayers that he will not get a cold!! (and, if you have no idea what I am talking about- read the previous post....)

4 comments:

Kelly said...

LOVE the circus!! What fun that you got to go with the boys!! I can see the excitement in all the pictures!! My parents took Alex a few years ago, and I would someday go, but only if I got free tickets too!! Looks like the girls had fun- love the American Idol pic!! They are so fun!

Katie said...

We did the circus thing a couple years ago. It really is awesome...but a GOOD decision to leave the two year olds at home. Nice job scoring the free tickets. The museum looks perfect. I wish I had known about it.

Sara Emily said...

I wanna take Joey to Aha!! That looks super fun! The circus looks fun to - and watching your girls was no problem at all! Anytime - really!

Love u!

Lauri said...

There's something magical about the circus. Good call not taking the two year olds though. It would have changed the whole dynamics of the day.