Tuesday, April 20, 2010

National Austin Day!

I bet you didn't know that today is Austin Day!  We have been counting down to this day for one week.  Today Austin woke up and told me it was zero days to Austin day!  Then we started counting down the hours.

What is it, you ask?  A day of fun with Grandma and Grandpa where Austin gets to chose the itinerary.  He knew immediately what he wanted to do.  He wanted to eat at the Rainforest Cafe and to go to the "Shark Mall" (Mall of America) to go to LegoLand. 

All morning he was singing songs to himself relating to Austin Day.  "Oh yeah, it's Austin Day, Austin Day, Austin Day!  Oh yeah, it's Austin Day...lala lala laaaaa!"  and another ditty having to do with "Grandpa knows the way to the shark mall!"  He had a great time and came home with a couple new Lego Star Wars kits.  He immediately put one together.

And has been playing with ever since.  We are saving the second kit for tomorrow.

I was worried that the girls were going to be upset when they were left behind and saw Austin with Grandma and Grandpa.  To the contrary, Ellie wished him well, told him to have a fun Austin day, and that she'd see him later.  She didn't care one lick that her brother was leaving without her for a day of fun. 

But, while he was away, we had a picnic with our friends.

We also played Simon Says, tag, lots of swinging and sliding, and we built a sand castle.  So, it wasn't too bad of a day for the girls either!

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