This year we spent most of Spring Break hanging out around the house and actually taking a break from all things. No school, no homework, no Bible study, no work, no mandatory fun time, just relaxing and taking it easy. It was really nice. We did take the boys out one day to spice things up a little. Where did we go you may be asking?
We went to Space Farms! It's this neat (and sort of weird) zoo a little bit north from us. Admission is paid for in this house that has dead animals all over the place for decoration. You can upstairs to the "museum" which is just collections of some really weird things, but also a few really cool things. The old guns, and gramophones, and things like that were really very cool. The old dolls and different animals (or just parts of animals) in jars of liquid were creeeeeepy. You almost couldn't get away from it and back outside fast enough.
So this farm is privately run, I believe, so it's kind of a random place. There are old barns filled with old vehicles or toys or what-have-yous, as well as lions and bears and an assortment of other animals. There was gumball machines around filled with animal feed that you could put a quarter in and get some kernels to feed some animals. OR, you could do what we did and just pick up kernels off the ground and feed those to the animals for free! (Yeah, we're slightly ghetto, it's all good.)
There's a playground on the premises as well.
All in all though, it was a really fun afternoon, and we all had a really good time.
The other super fun thing we did over Spring Break was go down to Josh's parents house for Easter. We went down on Saturday and spent the night. Josh's sister and nephew had spent Friday night there, so we got to hang out with them all day Saturday, doing things like going to the beach and dying Easter eggs.
Cousins are so much fun!
Easter morning the boys checked out their baskets, we all went to church, then after lunch and naps the boys went on an Easter egg hunt.
Obviously it was a really fun time. After dinner it was time to hit the road and head back home and back to life. Spring Break was over and it was time to get ready for school and work and the like to start back up again.