I'm hoping for some quick feedback. My younger son turns 3 soon, and his small party is at our house on Sunday. For his gift, we gave him a choice between a local train ride (half day activity- pikes peak cog railway) or a local hiking area with dinosaur footprint fossils (dinosaur ridge) for this Saturday. He chose the dinosaur place, which means far more up time on an already busy weekend. I was really looking forward to this weekend until I realized I am overwhelmed by this much activity on our last pre-term weekend (36w2d today).
Would it be better to go the entire family as planned, but shorten the time we're out, or send DH with the boys so I can rest and do more baby and/or party prep? If it weren't his birthday gift, I'd be happy to leave DH to it, but I'm sad to think of this as not a whole family activity. I also think the boys may have a better time if not restricted by my limited energy levels.
What do y'all think?