Yes, yes we do. We "take days off." Some may call it 'ditching' but I choose the first. Many may not like it, but my kiddos are smart and taking a day off in the middle of the week wont affect their studies in the 1st and 2nd grade. We for sure will not be doing it in a few years when school gets very difficult. So why not.
So one day we headed to Irvine Park to ride the train, play on one of the various playgrounds, look at the animals at the OC Zoo, take lots of pictures....
Oh and we rented one of these! There was no one there that beautiful fall day, so the young man working the shop gave it to me for $5!! I definitely got my leg work out that day.
**of course, looking at these beauties all around the regional park is always fun. they are everywhere**