Thursday morning, Uncle George got up early for work, and apparently the girls heard him, and were up with the sun as well. Admittedly, not quite how Aunt E had dreamed of spending her spring break mornings. Apparently Caitlin was a little confused too, "Spring break is much more funner than school," she explained, "During school I have to get up at like 8:00"...I laughed, as I attempted to explain to her that it was only 7:10. The girls curled up on the couch with their blankets as I made breakfast. We had a big day planned ahead of us.
First off, I had to go to work for short time due to a situation that arose earlier in the week. Not a big deal concerning me, but I was asked to come in and give a hand if possible. The girls entertained themselves in my "little classroom" (according to Caitlin and Emma), and eventually they went and played in another room, while they were able to watch a movie and play with toys.
The next stop was a "healthy" meal at Culvers and we headed downtown for their big surprise. We arrived at their surprise location to get tickets, but had about 45 minutes to spare, so we headed next door to the Hallmark Visitor's Center.
The girls sat on big tubs of "paint" for a picture opportunity. Emma was convinced the large orange container with the syringe was "just like my nose spray".
This is the machine I remember as a child seeing at the Visitor's Center. The bow making machine. There is a large spool of ribbon in a machine, and you push a button and watch a bow formed right in front of your eyes...best of all...you get to keep the bow!