This post really begs for some bathroom humor, but none is coming to mind. Today the kids, my parents, and I stopped at the John Michael Kohler Art Center. We first heard about this place on the Travel Channel, a show on the 10 best bathrooms in America. Yes, the Kohler Art Center has one of the best bathrooms in America ... how's that for a distinction?? Actually, all their bathrooms are really neat, when you go (omg, the bad puns are getting hard to avoid) check out both the men's and women's bathrooms ... they're a real gas (sorry).
So the great bathrooms got us there the first time, but what keeps us coming back is the ARTery, an ever-changing interactive creating room geared towards kids but happy to accomodate grown ups too. Today they had sculpy clay to make animals with and paper to create pictures to fill the interior of a house, in the style of Loy Bowlin, with lots of glitter, glue, paper, and color. The kids made animals, and were in absolute heaven since play-doh, and anything like it, gives me the heebie-geebies (no idea how to spell that!) and isn't in our house.
Mima (my Mother) and I worked went the construction paper route. I'm not a scrapbooker, so I've never done much with cool scissors, but I think I'm hooked now! Cutting was fun!
Outside the kids played in the garden on "real" grass (not the really tough thick stuff we have in Florida).
The boys found a tree. They had to climb it, of course.
We get home in two days. We're ready, really ready. K said he can't remember what his bed looks like, or what Daddy's voice sounds like, so it's time to be home. We all miss Daddy very much. Two more days.