This morning I was planning on taking the kids to the free museums. We were going to Kids City which is part of the Reuben H Fleet Science Center and the Natural History Museum. They were FREE FREE FREE today as they are the 1st Tuesday of every month. We got a late start ... yeh, yeh, I know, what's knew. Anywho we got down there at 10:30 to find every parking lot completely full. You need to understand that where we were going is the museum mecca, there is also a Spanish village and the Zoo in the same location so with a combination of school vacation and fabulous weather, I guess everybody else had the same idea we did.
Never mind, my brain and I had a quick pow wow and decided we'd head to Ikea. The next 2 days are water days so I needed to go somewhere a little different that was out of the heat, where we could shop, eat and the babies could play. I'm so soooooo glad that I chose to go here. We arrived there just before lunchtime so for the first time (after much begging from Jay every other time we've been) I caved and we ate lunch in the Ikea cafe. It was surprisingly good. I was skeptical, but I really enjoyed my meal. I had chicken and salmon pilaf with almond cake and peach cider. It was good. Really good in fact. The kids enjoyed their meals too - peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, real chicken strips and fries and chocolate milk.
When Marisol fell asleep we let Flynn out for a play in the children's section. He had so much fun climbing the stairs, going down the slide and checking things out.
Here are just a few of the fabulous purchases that I made.