Yesterday we met up with my mother, sister, brother, and several nieces and nephews at Boyds Bear Country (in Gettysburg, PA). It's like a giant ... museum. Well, that's at least what I told my children it was. It was really about four floors of toys. And knick knacks. Things to buy. (I think the older ones caught on that it was really a store and not a museum.)
We had a little snack while we were there. Nachos and ice cream.
Tried on some bear ears.
Held newborn babies.
It was our first trip there. And it's surprisingly close. Like 30 minutes away. On our way home, Spenser asked if we could go back today.
We stopped to vote on the way home. I had all six with me. The children have been learning about the election and I thought it was important for them to not only see how we vote, but to see me vote. They stood at my side and made sure I voted for the right person. (Our voting booths are equipped with electronic touch screens, so it was quick and easy. Well the voting part was quick and easy part. The hard part was keeping them quiet while I tried to read the new laws they were trying to pass.)