A few miles further from the parade and the phone rings. Its my dad saying there is a change in plans and long story short we aren't going to the pool today. This will teach me to tell my kids something fun is going to happen later. I just felt so bad, like I had ruined the day which of course I hadn't but anyway. I noticed that its only like 10am so maybe I can swing home and fetch the kids and still make the parade since we can't go swimming. So I call Jeremy and tell him to take Max to the bathroom and grab some jackets cause we are going to the parade. I pull up to the house, fetch the kids and away we go. We arrive in down town at about 10:15 just to see people getting up and leaving the parade. CRAP!
So I turn the car around I drive home. On the way we see a garage sale. We are a big garage sale family so I new this would perk the kids up since we missed the parade, I had yet to mention we aren't going swimming either. So we are looking around at the garage sale and all of the sudden I hear Max say "i'm peeing". I say why? and he says I don't know. Then I get the giggles, really bad. Did all that stuff really just happen and now my kid is peeing in some random persons garage? Really? Jeremy got in trouble for this one really since I said "make sure he pees before the parade"
So we go home and get new pants for Max and head for the grocery store to shop as a family. You give the kids a free chocolate cookie, a banana and check out the fish dept and they forget the rest of the day even happened I guess.
We got home had lunch and realized both creatures needed naps so we got that out of the way and then had the task of figuring out what to do for the rest of the day. The weather is crappy so nothing outside, no indoor play places were open either. We decided on bowling. First I had to have the "can Sammy do this thought" but I couldn't think of a reason why he couldn't at least try to bowl so we went ahead with our plans.
As you can see they have this ramp that you aim where you want to ball to go therefore letting younger kids try bowling. Max has done this a handful of times and really likes it. This was Sam's first attempt at bowling and as you can see he beat his brother by a pin.
We came home had dinner and made banana bread. They loved it.