Saturday, February 7, 2009

Joshua's Day

Before Baby Girl comes in a few weeks, we wanted to do something special for Joshua, just to celebrate him and to remind him how much we love him. So, on Friday, we planned some fun activities that he could enjoy.

Friday AM: we went to the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville (actually, it was only Jared and Joshua because it would have been too difficult for me to walk around - I had breakfast with Super Jen instead...heehee). They had a blast!! Jared is convinced that it's better than the Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier that we went to this summer. So, here are just some pics (we took over 100 these last 2 days!).

Friday Lunch: we went to McDonald's in Oswego for lunch. Joshua got a Happy Meal and an ice-cream cone afterwards. What a treat!

Friday PM: we checked into our hotel in Oswego where there was an indoor pool. We had intended to go to an indoor waterpark while we were planning for this, but it was all too expensive. We figured that Joshua wouldn't care, and a hotel with an indoor pool would suffice!
Friday Dinner: we drove to the Fox Valley Mall area and went to Magical Castle for dinner. We had a certificate for a large cheese pizza, a pitcher of pop, and 40 tokens to play games with, all for $8!! (you all need to check out 1410AM on the radio, or go to After pizza, Joshua and Jared hit the game room, and played Skee Ball (well, Jared did most of the playing). Joshua played in the indoor play area, but unfortunately, was not tall enough for any of the rides. With 212 tickets in hand, he was able to exchange it for a plastic yellow truck and a bouncy ball!
Joshua and Mommy sharing a Concrete Mixer from Culver's!
That evening, Joshua slept very soundly, and did not wake up once during the night!

Saturday AM: we enjoyed a wonderful hot breakfast at the hotel, and then Jared and Joshua went back for more swimming. We checked out before lunch. The hotel was awesome, and really added to the enjoyment of our day. We had a an awesome time overall, and will cherish these 2 days for a long time! Yay for Joshua!!

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