The Twins' 7th Birthday | Mini Van Dreams

Twins’ 7th Birthday

The twins’ 7th birthday was in March.  This year, we decided to do something a little different since one set of grandparents were out of town.  We decided to take the kids to the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis and spend the night in a motel.  The kids were super-excited about the motel – especially when demands for a pool were realized.

Twins' 7th Birthday | Mini Van Dreams




It’s rough traveling as a 7 year old…



The kids opened their presents before we went swimming and went to dinner…



I remember going to the Children’s Museum when I was little, but I was very disappointed in this trip.  One of the coolest things of the museum was how everything was hands-on and you could touch everything.  It isn’t like this anymore… to me, it just seems like a regular museum.  Yes, they had special exhibits and things like that… but most were behind glass or you had to register/arrive at a certain time to participate in.

One of the coolest exhibits they had was Take Me There: China.  The entire exhibit was dedicated to life in China.  The kids really enjoyed it and it was one of the few interactive exhibits that were like what I remembered on my trips there as a child.







Bo thought Bumblee was cool and wanted me to take a picture…







Funny story about the chocolate slide.  The kids went down and I couldn’t get out of line, so I decided to go down also.  Which, was fine, except Don and the kids walked away after the kids went down and I couldn’t get up with all my stuff – camera, satchel, etc.  The volunteer at the bottom had to help me… after she stopped laughing because I kept sliding when I hit the landing area.  Everyone was looking at me like I was crazy too… and my family was no where to be found.

Twins' 7th Birthday | Mini Van Dreams


While I was disappointed in the museum visit, the kids had a blast.  It was a lot of fun, I was just disappointed that it wasn’t like I remembered growing up.  But, perhaps that was just my perception through a child’s eyes and it was never like that.  I have found a lot of things aren’t what I thought when I was growing up.  So, who knows.  The kids loved it and still talk about it and want to go back… perhaps one day they will look back and remember this trip with laughter and smiles.  Thankfully, it won’t be because they saw their 37 year old momma come down the chocolate slide and land in a heap at the bottom.  There is no evidence or proof of that…

I can’t believe I have 7 year olds.  Where in the world did the time go?



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