Our family has decided to alter the days of the week. We like to be a little different and think outside the box.
It all started with Gumday, or Saturday, as most people call it. It’s the day of the week that our kids are allowed to chew gum.
Now we have created a day called Funday, also known as Sunday. It is our Sabbath. Our day of no work. Our family packs up a picnic lunch and anything else we might need for the day and we head out to have some fun together.
Funday may involve geocaching in Downtown Portland. It may involve visiting a museum. It may involve getting lost in books at the library. But whatever we do, it involves our whole family doing it together. For the whole day. Just us.
And then, after we’ve enjoyed a meal at one of Portland’s hundreds of yummy restaurants, we end up at church for the 6pm service. It’s so nice to finish our day, and our weekend, on this note. Encouraged, uplifted, challenged and mulling over scripture in our minds.
This week is spring break for us so we added an EXTRA Funday to the week. We headed out to view the science museum’s new exhibit on the Lego art of Nathan Sawaya and others called The Art Of The Brick. We’re a Lego family, through and through. And this art was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
After OMSI, we drove out to McMinnville and spent the afternoon and evening at the Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. It has a 747 on the roof and the tube slides start inside it. They briefly circle outside before entering the building. for a girl that’s afraid of heights, the climb up to the top was nerve wracking. But I survived.
I didn’t actually take any pictures of our family here. It’s really wet. Water and cameras don’t mix well. Picture this…we rode water slides and splashed in the water and had tons of fun. Shiloh was only tall enough for one slide, but he must have ridden it 30 times.
The park closed at 8pm, about the time we realized we were hungry for dinner. So we got the kiddos in their jammies (I always being jammies if we’re coming home from something at night) and headed to El Primo. All you former Linfielders…I know you’re jealous.
We left McMinnville at 10pm. The kids fell asleep at approximately 10:03. We got to carry them in from the car. I love that.
I am a huge fan of Funday.