We've had a whirlwind week - but a super fun week - and today Grady had the afternoon free so we opted to keep the momentum of the busy week going and visit a newly renovated museum in Uptown.
We didn't tell the boys where we were going and all Grady and I heard for most of the drive was, "I hope it's Carowinds. That's my favoritest place ever." He and I exchanged quiet glances since we were not on our way to Carowinds.
As we approached the city, the boys were instantly excited about all "the tall buildings that are almost touching the clouds!" I think it's time we brought our boys to a real city soon - one with a real skyline - and introduce them to what tall buildings really are. (Are you listening Chicago friends? We wanna come visit!)
Once inside the Discovery Place Museum, the boys were off and running from place to place. Grady Lee shouted, "There is so much here to climb on! I hope I have energy for all these fun things. Mom, did you bring my juice cause I'll need a drink soon!"
And as we did this over and over, and over and over, Annalyse slowly began to fade. Her eyes got heavy. Her expression got glassy...
... and soon she was out. Cute and comfy and cozy. I kind of wanted to climb in next to her for a snooze, too.
Speaking of naps, I did get a quick catnap on a bed of nails! Probably not as comfy as Annalyse's stroller and blanket, but definitely more interesting.
Grady and I tried to coax the boys to give it a try, but for whatever reason, neither was keen on the idea. Both boys refused to give the bed of nails a try. This was a stumper since they are usually first in line for anything daring or dangerous or exciting.
After the umpteenth time of trying to talk the boys into it, Micah caught sight of a race car helmet and seat and took off. Nascar better watch out!
Once everyone was sufficiently wet, and by now hungry, we called it a day. And while we all chattered about the fun things we saw and did on our drive home, Grady and I still heard Grady Lee say, "But when are we going to go to Carowinds?"