Sunday, March 25, 2012

Some Time Off

The big kids had their reward day at school and got their faces painted.
Then we had spring break March 11-16.
We headed to Tyler, Texas the first weekend. We did a timeshare preview and got to stay in a hotel for 2 nights (with an indoor pool and breakfast), went to an indoor waterpark, and got a gift card giving us a yummy dinner out! We had a good time and even the tour/sales pitch wasn't bad.
We went to Tyler's childrens museum (thanks to our other museum membership we got in FREE)! It was a very cool museum -- probably one of my favorites.
They had a little "city" with a grocery store, bank, courthouse, restaurant, coffee shop, vet, hospital, etc sponsored by those businesses from around town. It was VERY cool.They also had a mock tv station...a news desk, a cooking show, tv camera, control room. The kids had fun pretending to do a show.We recuperated on Monday and went to a park.Tuesday we met friends, who were in town briefly, at a mall to play.
Don't the girls look like they could be related?
Wednesday we went to the zoo. We love our annual pass!Thursday we did sleepovers with friends, and then Friday we had another park play day and made homemade ice cream!The ice cream was pretty easy (no machine required). Put one cup half and half, 2 tablespoons sugar, and and vanilla in a small ziploc. Place that inside a larger ziploc filled with ice and rock salt. Shake it vigorously for about 5 minutes (have your kids jump around the kitchen while holding it with oven mitts). You get soft serve vanilla ice cream that's yummy! We got our recipe at Family Fun's website.

We hope you have had a fun spring break...whatever week it ended up being!

1 comment:

  1. Before I got an ice cream maker, I made ice cream that way a couple of times! In fact, I made it with whole milk because that was all I had. It wasn't as thick as yours but was still tasty. :)