Last weekend we were lucky enough to go and see another baseball game. My friend Tracey had reserved a suite, like a private box at the top of the stands. It even had air conditioning, which was very nice in the intense heat.
We stayed for most of the game, and the kids had a good time. They were all nice and tired, and Seb fell asleep on the way home. Nothing like a late night over a long weekend.
Sunday we went out for some ice cream, then to the pool, then a BBQ at home. Nice and relaxing.
Monday was Labor Day so everyone was off work and school. We decided to check out the Bacon Labor Day festival as Simpsonville City Park. It was well advertised and looked like fun. We got there about 12.30, and they had already run out of food. The queues were stupidly long, and there was little mention of bacon anywhere. They did however have a pretty good car show, always a winner with my boys. All sorts of different cars, old, new, military. There was also a stock car, which the boys had kittens over. The owner was nice enough to let all 3 have a seat in the car.
They loved it, it was the highlight of their day. We felt a little let down by the festival. It was billed as being awesome, and so was not. Thank goodness for the car show. We went up to Simpsonville and got some lunch, then headed to Home Depot.
In our last trip to Costco, I had bought a massive bag of floor. I wanted a decent container to store it, and had an idea for a big bucket. I found what I wanted.....
Everyone went back to school and work on Tuesday. Sebastian had his first lunch at school. He did really well, and ate most of it. He will now be having lunch there on a Monday and Tuesday.
This still gives us our afternoons together. We have been to the pool, and caught up with friends.
He is also still off all day on a Friday. This week we went to Gravitopia for their kids under 6 jump. This is $8 for an hour 9-10am. There was only 5 kids and 5 adults. Perfect.
Then it was shopping at Walmart. I spied a few presents for Christmas and Isaacs birthday. Not long now!!!!
After lunch we headed into Greenville. I wanted to check out the main library. I was not disappointed. Their kids section is massive, and although there is plenty for Sebs age, there is even more for kids Oliver and Isaacs age.
Seb loved playing with the castle and the people who went in it.
It took him about 30 minutes to find the computers, which is unusual. But there were so many other things to get his attention that he wasn't there for long.
They have a play room at the back of the kids area which he also enjoyed. It was the perfect way to kill an hour before we had to get the boys, particularly in the heat. I will definetly take him back, and I intend to take the older 2 one weekend soon.
He had such a good time, and was so please to get this book, that he fell asleep in he car holding it while in car pool for his brothers.
Yesterday we checked out Trains, trains, trains at the Mauldin Cultural centre. This is an exhibit of model trains that comes once a year. The boys loved it, even better it was free, though we did make a donation.
We want for lunch at Chicora Alley in Mauldin. Our friends the Withers recommended it. We were the first there for lunch at 12, though there was someone drinking at the at the bar.
The server, Corey, was very good, attentive, and not too in your face. We all went with soft drinks. The boys choose chicken tenders for Oliver and Seb. We ordered a grilled cheese pitta for Isaac. He was much dismayed about this, as he wanted normal bread, and boy did he make his feelings known. Paul went with a burrito, while i opted for the Chicora burger. Sen decided to split his drinks cup, making a large mess, but the staff quickly cleaned it up and got him a new one. We did not have to wait too long for our food, we could even see the chefs in the kitchen.
After all Isaacs moaning, he loved his pitta cheese sandwich, and the other w were sold on their tenders. I had opted for sweet potato fries with my burger, and they were delicious. Paul loved his burrito, especially the beans not being too processed inside. Everything felt super fresh.
There was clean plates from 3 out of 5. The check came. A pleasant surprise, one child eats free for every adult eating on a saturday. This made it very reasonably priced. Pretty sure we will be back at Chicora Alley sometime soon.