On Saturday, I suggested to Jeff that we do something to mix this winter up and have a little adventure on Sunday, just the four of us. The next morning, Mr. Hollywood put his shades on
and we drove downtown, to Marbles, the children's museum. I knew this would only work if we were there the minute it opened, before the raucous crowds arrived. We were among the first there, and enjoyed all of the levels and exhibits and games without trying to keep big kids from stampeding our little guys. Except...is this guy "little" anymore? I don't think so.
Oh, and I put the boys in matching shirts. Should have bought Jeff one, too.
Now here's my little guy, trying to play b-ball with Jeff and Finn on a tiny tots court. He is so eager, it would kill you.
While Jeff and Finn built towers of soft blocks and waited for balls to drop out of a pig (hard to explain), I took Eamonn into the museum's closed off "toddler area," which is fully padded and a perfect, safe spot for crawlers and cruisers to make their way around. He was in love.
Hey, look! An annoying girl taking photos of herself in mirrors with her iphone! As you can tell,
Eamonn was all "no time for this, mom...let me down!"
At 10:50, we made our way out of the museum and across the street to be the first people in line for brunch at a little hipster-y spot called The Remedy. Finn asked us "are they open yet?" approximately 52 times. And he squealed when the waiter finally unlocked the door.
Inside, Finn waited patiently for his order(french toast) to arrive by chewing on ice cubes from my water. It's a place with vegetarian and vegan options, and I gave Eamonn a sample of the tofu from my breakfast burrito. He then perfected the "OMG I am going to puke ALL OVER YOU if you ever give me that cr*p again!" face. The food was great, the coffee was hot, we had a pound of crumbs to clean up, Eamonn got fussy because he was ready for a nap, and Finn ate most of my chips. It was lovely, and just what I was hoping for.