with no pressing engagements or cakes or other such things to suck up our time this weekend, we decided to head south the the queen city of charlotte north carolina to check out the discovery place museum and possibly ikea. we’ve never been with our own kids, but i went with jake about 7 or 8 years ago…
disclaimer: after this, my pictures were shoddy. the kids were on the move a lot. and the lighting was dungeon-like.
the museum was not quite as cool as i remember it. i even went back to look at pictures of when we went with jake and verified that it was not as cool. oh well. we did get to watch the little prince in 3d imax which both kids seem to think was pretty cool.
after the museum, we decided we might, in fact, be up for a trip to nearby ikea. we were just going to get ideas for ike’s bedroom. (he still sleeps on an old queen mattress on the floor, which is actually pretty cool, but i was thinking he was ready for an actual bed).
we did get ideas. such great ideas that we decided to buy the bed on the spot. and a bunch of other stuff. and a one dollar cinnamon roll. 🙂
the kids were champs. i was pleasantly surprised. here they are, guarding our merch (and eating an ice cream cone), while derek perused the various swedish grocery items. they both fell asleep pretty much before we left the parking lot.
that was our fabulous charlotte saturday. and follow up sunday. the end.