Monday, November 5, 2007

Off to the Arizona Science Center!

On saturday we were all feeling a bit better and since everyone had been stuck in the house for so long, we wanted to go out and do something but not be outside or running around too much so that we don't what was the best thing to do????

Head to the Science Center, it's one of those amazing places where you can be inside, get to play and touch and mess around with everything and then sit down and enjoy a wonderful IMAX movie.

That's what we did on Saturday and we just loved it, though the favorite for us all was definitely the IMAX movie experience, we watched "Sea Monsters" and not only does it make you feel like you're in there surrounded by the water and the fishies and sharks and whatnot are swimming straight at you, even during the scenes when you're watching people digging up the fossils, you feel like you're right there, you're part of the whole experience and at least for me that is what makes the movie even more enjoyable......not to mention very educational too.

I've uploaded most of the pics to the Flickr Photo Album so you can check those out here and here's some of my favorites.

We spent a couple hours there and then went by The Black Angus for dinner, YUMMY but yikes is it expensive, it's one of those "once a month if you're lucky" restaurants for us.

While driving home at the end of an exhausting but wonderful day, the kids were laying back in the car seats, their little eyes droopy and tired, their tummy's full from the wonderful meal and their thoughts on the days activities, I look out the window myself to see this beautiful sunset.

You know who I thought of instantly??? The wonderful Morning Glory at Seeds from My Garden, she is by far one of the biggest sunset lovers out there and posts gorgeous pictures all the time.

Not much else has been going on here, I haven't been cooking that much because I'm not feeling well at all, which means going out to eat or ordering out and that becomes expensive and really unhealthy after a day or two......I can't handle the junk food anymore and my stomach is deliberately rebelling.

So I've stopped the eating out and I'm cooking, well, having my crockpot cook for me so I only really have to put the ingredients in there and then walk away, right now I have Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore cooking and it smells DIVINE......boy I can't wait for dinner.

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It's funny but it's 4 pm here and I have yet to put my laundry away, I almost keep wishing it would just do it on it's own with the snap of my fingers, but hey, I guess it won't. I really should get to it, it's just getting the initial movement of my body towards the laundry baskets that is the problem.

Then I keep telling myself that if I would just put it away as soon as it was out of the dryer instead of waking for all the loads to be done, maybe I can could convince my body that it wasn't that bad.......problem is I wait until the end then end up with 2 or 3 full baskets just waiting to be folded and put in their respective rooms.....that's when I just want to head out the door and run as far as my little legs will take me. Oh well, no sense in putting off the inevitable....I'm off to do laundry.

BTW I'm almost done with my second book in the Tucker Mills Trilogy and I'm just loving it, I can't wait to tell you all about it.

Hope you're all having a blessed Monday, I'll come by and say hi soon.


Morning Glory said...

It sounds like you had a fun weekend in spite of the laundry pile.

Thanks for the really beautiful sunset! Isn't the sky amazing??! said...

Thanks for your visit! Sorry you all have been sick! The Lori Wick book looks really good!! Blessing, Grams

Becky said...

That Science Center looked wonderful. And I copied the recipe for the cacciatore. Is it good? I have company coming next week and I want somethings different. That might just do the trick.

I got your comment for the Better Homes and Gardens Mag. You said you already have the sub but I am assuming you want to be in the drawing anyway. I am thinking that you are thinking ... gift!

Let me know if you don't want to and I will take your name out.

Have a great week! And thanks for stopping by.

Susanne said...

Science centres are so much fun! Looks like the kids were right into it!

Jen said...

I hate it that you are not feeling well. The Science Center sounds wonderful. We took the kids to one in St Louis last year. Madison loved it.
Have a great day.

Renee's Ramblings said...

Hope you're all feeling better! The science center sounds like it was a lot of fun!

Overwhelmed! said...

Sandra, that science museum looks and sounds awesome! You go there a lot, don't you?

Hey, I wanted to let you know that I've got some free books up for grabs as part of my November Pay It Forward Book Exchange. Stop by if you're interested in a chance to win. :)

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

That looks like a fun place to visit. I love the IMAX movies- very cool. That is one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen- thanks for posting it!

Michelle said...

that looks like such a fun place to spend a Sat! and what a beautiful sunset!