Though, as I noted yesterday, it's easy enough to keep a 2-year-old and a 4-year old happy around the house as long as you spend every minute with them
However we found several spots around our quadrant of Columbus that turned out to be good destinations for an excursion with our little ones:
Perhaps not for every member of the younger set, but my grand daughters loved going Krogering, pushing around the mini-carts and acquiring their blue, red and yellow "I've been Krogering" stickers at the checkout.
2. Coffee Time (see post from 10/28/2014).
On Wednesday morning Tom and I took the girls with us to the airport to pick up my daughter Claire, who flew in from Chicago to see Maria and the girls while they were here.
As it was pouring rain that morning it shouldn't have come as a complete surprise that Claire's plane was 2 hours late. However 4-year-old Makaila and 2-year-old Sienna found the airport a fine place to spend a morning. They were happy to run up and down the waiting area, study the paintings of the zoo animals on the wall ("Don't be afraid, Sienna," said Makaila, squashing her little sister in a a protective hug, "it not a real lion"), and checking out the shops.
But their favorite activity, which they always came back to, was sitting on chairs in the food court and watching a screen that flashed advertisements for various food court offerings. They called this "watching TV".
As Wednesday evening was to be the first time in years when all four of my children were home together we planned a big celebratory dinner
On Thursday Claire, Maria, and I took the girls to the fountain park at Easton.
On Friday it rained most of the day so we were mostly housebound,
As Saturday was yet another rainy day Maria and I took the girls to the Polaris Mall for lunch at the food court, where we shared pizza and a plate of Chinese food.