Friday, March 16

Thursday Thoughts...

We took the kids to the Museum of Nature & Science today. (Formerly the Science Place & the Dallas Museum of Natural History.) We had so much fun!! We went through the children's science museum first, which the kids always love. However, so much of it was cut off by the new Body Worlds exhibit that is going on right now. We originally wanted to go to that exhibit, but the ticket prices are pretty steep ($21.00/adult - $18.00/child), plus the line was incredibly long. It would not have been fun with 3 kids in tow! And, they love playing at the science museum, so we were happy doing that. After going through the museum, we watched Sharks at the IMAX theater. Sammy & I have been to the IMAX theaters in San Antonio & a different one in Dallas. However, this was our first experience at the IMAX in the Science Place. It was AWESOME!! The screen is domed, so you have to look completely up & backwards a bit to be able to see the very tip top of it. This theater was so much better than the others! The kids were in total awe & they even loved the sharks movie. We all agreed this was the highlight of our day! After the movie, we grabbed some lunch & ate outside by the (nasty) water. Then, we hit the Natural History Museum where the kids were fascinated by the dinosaur bones. By this time, they were getting a bit crazy, so we knew it was time to head home. I commented to Sammy how we have had such a fun spring break with the kids, without having to leave home & pay for a hotel! It's been a great week!


I'm going to share my new favorite food... Bertolli's pasta mixes. You know those commercials where the Italian chefs are all sitting at an empty restaurant table moping because they have no customers? And, they don't have customers because of the Bertolli frozen meals you can buy at a grocery store? Well, I tried one of their "Dinners for Two" the other day & there really is no need to go to an Italian restuarant. This stuff is excellent!! I ate the Chicken Florentine & Farfalle... WOW!! So delicious!


One last thought...


It felt good to walk through my neighborhood Albertson's tonight & hear another customer say, "This Albertson's has never been laid out well." THANK YOU!!! I have complained to Sammy & to a few friends that live over in this direction that the two Albertson's closest to me are both laid out so screwy! I can't stand to go shopping there & avoid them at all costs, when I have the time. Unfortunately, the closest Kroger is about 10 minutes away... quite a bit further than these crazy Albertson's. Anyway, I turned to this man & probably scared the heck out of him when I said, "I completely agree with you!" It honestly takes me forever to find one single item in that store. I have complained to an employee before, because I walked the length of the store several times looking for a tube of cookie dough!!! So frustrating! Now, I don't feel so alone in my frustration, though. Misery loves company...


5 comments:

Stephanie Carroll said...

I am with you on that Albertson's. I used to shop there some, but could never find anything, so I only shop at Kroger now. I wish it were better because it would be closer to my house too, but I refuse to go there now. :)

Dana Lynne said...

I'm totally with you on the Albertson's thing - I think they're crazy at every location I've been to: Dallas, Plano, Lewisville, you name it.

Sounds like y'all have had a fabulous week! Happy belated bday to the twins and we can't wait to see all of you soon!

Take care and have a great weekend! :)

owldog said...

Did you guys take the train downtown to these wonderful places? Sounds like a GREAT way to spend Spring Break.

Amberly said...

No, we didn't take the train. We did that last year & it was just way too much trouble with all 3 kids. Plus, to get to Fair Park, you have to get off at one of the stops & catch a bus over to the park. It's just a pain with 3 kids & a stroller!

It was a very fun Spring Break! Very low stress & inexpensive!

Marjonal said...

FYI Little Sis -- You made the right choice by skipping the Body Worlds Exhibit. I took Mitchy when it was here in Atlanta and it was very educational for a 5th grader, but it would have freaked out my 5 year old! Plus I wouldn't have wanted to try to answer the questions she would have asked once we reached the reproductive section of the exhibit!!
Love ya! Jon