Today was another 9/80 Friday off, so we got up to some fun.
The first positive thing was my #awesomewife deciding that we should take a trip East, starting with a rather nice "children's museum" (read: indoor playground with lots of themed ejumicashunol areas) in Dover, NH.
The second positive thing was going from the museum to the beach, via a small ice-cream stand. We ended up doing things somewhat in reverse - we weren't originally going to get in the water so didn't have the older kids change into their swimming gear, but because we were trying to keep the beach-time a little tight so we could get home for a bowling game, we decided to let them just get in the water with their clothes and then change into their swimming gear for the way home. I took care of Kian playing near the beach where the water was shallow, while #awesomewife kept an eye on the other two who went further out to where they could swim a bit. While we didn't say long - less than an hour total, we all had a great time.
The third positive thing was seeing our eldest absolutely pass out on the way home, and then once we got home he went straight to bed and slept through 'til morning. He was one tired kid and slept about eleven hour in total. It's not often that he sleeps that much, so it was good to see that he didn't try staying awake and just let himself sleep.