Our next day in Rhode Island dawned sunny and pretty--and still cold! So the mommies stayed inside with coffee and blankets while most of the littles went out to check out the joy of freezing cold. Once we had thawed out and they were nicely decorated with pink cheeks and windburned faces, we headed out to the downtown area to walk around, window shop (as best you can with seven children in tow), and, of course,...
...partake in frozen yogurt.
Now, let me explain for a minute.
See, we're from Florida, remember? And our super-great friends, although they are currently living up-where-it-is-never-warm, spent five years in Florida with us.
Froyo is our tradition.
Even if we have to fully bundle up and brave the elements to get it. After all, by that time it had gotten to a balmy 38 degrees.
Child Protective Services moment number two of the trip...
But it was tasty. Oh, so tasty. There's nothing quite like frozen yogurt and best friends...
After our treat, we headed out to the local YMCA to join in their Homeschool PE class with our buddies. My kiddos had a great time--I'm sure it helped that the sport of the day was soccer!
It was an exciting hour of running, kicking, sweating, and learning new ways to play tag. It was a blast!
While my Firefly and Bug were running around PE with their friends, Turtle headed over to the local library with my friend's preschooler for story time. See, her "buddy" had really missed her, and he wasn't really going to let any time pass with Turtle not being right there with him!
Here are most of the "big kids" after PE, waiting for story time to be over.
After that, it was back to the house, where the Mommas and one Daddy got to go out for a wonderful dinner minus the kiddos. One more sleep, and it would be time to move on to the next stop.
But first, we would have a birthday to celebrate...