So...in my never-ending quest to entertain my children this summer, I found a fun, cheap morning. We headed down to the Gateway Mall (I totally neglect downtown these days because of construction, but I need to get over it. I love downtown) and set out with a coupon. I got a 30% coupon off Old Navy, Gap, etc. so I HAD to use it. We stocked up on some uniform stuff for school and the kids love talking to the Old Navy mannequins (don't ask). They were unusually quiet as I checked out, only to discover they were posing as mannequins in the window. That's a great game....they were silent and still!
After a run-through of the Gap, we headed over to the planetarium to check out "Newton's Dream" (the cool ball machine). Quinn was mesmerized for quite awhile.
Then off to other exhibits at the planetarium....I didn't feel the need to do an IMAX or star show. The kids didn't care.
Of course, the best part are the Olympic fountains. Emi was a little nervous, but then became the bravest fountain girl of all, getting wetter than anyone. Quinn wanted nothing of it, but happily sat in the stroller with me in the shade.
So....we had fun and it was totally free. Except the $100 I dropped in Old Navy and Gap for school clothes (but...I saved about $40 with coupon, and I had to validate parking, right?) What are your favorite free activities in the summer?