We have yet to go on a family vacation with just the four of us. It seems like something else has always come up to go with other family and we've just never made it. So, when opportunities pop up to have family time outside the home, even if it isn't a vacation, we go for it!
This particular time, we spent the last morning of the kids' Spring Break going to a free movie, Hotel Transylvania. I like to check Plugged-In movie reviews before taking the kids to movies to make sure they'll be appropriate and it had a decent review. After seeing it, I have to admit it was quite cute! :-)
The kids also had gift cards to Wal-Mart from Christmas! (As you can see, we don't get out much, since it's been over 3 months!!) Anyway, they had quite a bit, so they bought themselves toys....
...and wanted to help get Mattie a little something too! They helped pay for her new carrier (the other one we had was borrowed) and a new duck toy...which she has already broke ;-)
The last little bit of our family time was going to McDonald's. The kids' grandparents had given them money to get Happy Meals for Easter, so we used that to finish up our morning of activities.