Yesterday was another Actual Sunny Day. Yep, if you're keeping score at home, that makes two days in a row. Unheard of! We took the kids to Chaoyang Park in the afternoon. It is, I believe, the largest green space in the city (also, the future home of Olympics beach volleyball), but with kids, you only get to see a small portion of it - the amusement park section. It was blistering hot, so Bart took the boys on the water rollercoaster. Aidan was game to go, but apparently, halfway up the steep hill, he told his daddy he wanted to get off.
Too late. You'll see the varying reactions to the ride in the pictures below.
We also rented a little boat and went motoring out on the lake for an hour. At first, the boys pronounced it "boring." But then we let them steer.
All over the park, we were quite the scene. Everyone pointed and stared, and I frequently heard the words "su ge haizi!!" (four kids!!) as we passed by.
The biggest difficulty of the day: the squattie potties. I thought it hard to use them back when I was hugely pregnant, but it's even harder with a baby in a baby bjorn strapped to my chest. And no way was I sending my potty-trained little angel in there - she had to use a pull-up all day long.
On the way home, everyone had a meltdown (including me), so when we got home, we cleaned 'em off, fed 'em pizza and put them all to bed.