Monday, May 2, 2011

A Day in Hutchinson

In the midst of finals we decided to go spend the day in Hutchinson with Chris & Dani aka Uncle Chris and Aunt Dani. It was great to get away and forgot about all the test taking, studying, and last minute assignments that were in store for me the next day. Jeff's final is right around the corner too, which is amazing for him. I'll blog about that one too. :) Anyway back to Saturday....We started the day at the Hutchinson Zoo. The girls LOVE zoo's, so I knew it would be a hit. The first request from Randi and Grace....A ride on the train.

Then it was off to see some critters.
With their Dad of Course

Taking off with Uncle Chris

Digging in the Dino pit, I think Randi is uncovering a a DINO!!

Hard at work with blush and tooth brushes

Grace thinking that she's pretty good at milking that fake cow

Randi had to try it out too.

After the Zoo we played in the park for awhile and the girls flew these awesome little micro kites that Chris bought. They were seriously sooo cute and they actually worked!!

We than headed to the Cosmesphere. The girls had never been, (well we took Randi when she was like a year old but that doesn't really count since she can't remember it.) so this experience was a new one for the both of them. I think Chris and Jeff enjoyed themselves more than the girls did. I do have to admit this next picture is one of my favorites!! I love these little cutie bugs. They make pretty cute astronauts too.

Posing with President Lincoln.

Jeff checking out the rocket.

It was a great day spent with family. It's something we don't do near enough. It's apart of that balancing act that we try to win at.....ya know the one of playing harder than you work and making time for the fun stuff?? I think we are winning, but it's never done without a little stressing on my part about what's not getting done while we're out playing. In the end, I don't really care if my house is a wreck or I have 50 loads of laundry to do or my dishes are piling up in the sink and down the counter or if I have 5 assignments due and 3 finals to study for or if our yard needs mowed. That stuff can wait, it will always be there, trust me it's ALWAYS there whether I do it or not.  My precious amazing little girls won't be. They will grow and I will have missed so much if I worry about all the chores, responsibilities, duties and such. Once a week my house is cleaned and it stays that way for 5 minutes, I spend the rest of the week trying to keep up with picking up, laundry, and dishes and sometimes you just have to LET GO and GO HAVE FUN!

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