I posted a few long lost videos of Will and one of Angie commenting on the basement. The video of Will dancing to The Office theme music is pretty good. If I remember right he asks to hear it “agin.”
Museum of Play Things
Every third Sunday of the month, the Children’s Museum in St Paul has free admission for everyone. Even though it is suppose to be one of their busiest days, we figured the extremely low temps and going early would help a little with the crowd. It wasn’t too busy when we arrived and we started heading through the different areas. Most of the exhibits were decent, none were awesome, and a few were just okay. Perhaps I have been spoiled by the great children’s museum in Indianapolis, but I guess I expected a little more from the visit.
I thought they would have things like dinosaur’s bones and maybe some space stuff or possibly a train, none of which I saw. For the most part, it was a giant staircase with a few rooms on each level. Most of the exhibits allowed interaction, which was good for the older kids, but some of the exhibits just seemed like play areas. Perhaps I we missed some giant wing of the museum, but I am sure glad we went on a free Sunday.
I wrote all of those first paragraphs last Monday and then I forgot about this post. Will ended up with the croup again and I was home with him off and on all week. It is like having a wicked bad cold for a week and all he wanted to do was sleep and cough. He is feeling better today and has about 300% more energy, so I think he is happy to be back in good form.
The cold streak here has finally snapped and we should get above freezing tomorrow. I am not sure if its good or bad when you think 35 degrees is warm, but when it is close to a 30-40 degree swing, it feels like a heat wave. At the very least, it isn’t painful to be outside for more that 2 minutes.
I finished the drywall in the closet, so now I just need to mud and paint it up. I am thinking I might use some of the paint that didn’t workout for the living room upstairs, but I don’t think I will break my back on it. It is just a closet.
I still need to finish out a few things on the stairs and one of the annoying items was the hole in the wall by the light switch. The photo at left is from when we first moved in the house, but I managed to get a hunk of scrap in the hole to give the mud something to hold against. It will probably take a lot of tinkering to make it look decent, but its better than looking at a huge hole in the wall.
I also grabbed a large board to attempt to better trim out the stairs and to make carpeting them easier. It is a little hard to explain, but I guess I won’t be having an “open” stair case like I planned. Or rather, it won’t be as open as it is now.