Monday, January 08, 2007

Discovery Museum and stuff

We have not been up to much lately. It's been a pretty uneventful week (thank GOD!). Sometimes these weeks are the longest weeks ever, but right after all the hustle and bustle of holidays and bringing in the new year and such, it seems like a blessing to have a simple, normal routine with very little activity.

My parents and I took the kids to the Children's Discovery Museum on Friday. It was our first trip there since Jayden was 6 months old. I have been reluctant to go because there is a lot of chaos there and I worried that it would be age-wise inappropriate for the kids. Most of the stuff there was designed with older kids in mind, I think. There is a lot of knowledge to be gained by playing with the equipment and such, but the level is over the heads of a 3 year old. However, both kids had a GREAT time playing on the stuff and with stuff and even though the "discovery" part was way over their heads, the play part was totally there! are some pics from the day!

Ellie wasn't excited by the motorcycle in the first picture (probably because she was in the back) but I had to pry her off the fire truck!

Grandma and Ellie were relaxing in the swing.
Both kids had a great time playing in the water area. Eliana LOVED the whirlpool while Jayden thought the balls floating on the water spouts were too much! Despite the great looking aprons CDM provided, the kids ended up SOAKED! Good thing we brought a change of clothes!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That sounds (and looks) likes TONS of fun! I've heard that the ideal age to take kids to the CDS is 7. I took my sisters' kids there once and her son was still young like 5 or something, but he had the same kind of fun Jayden and Ellie did - crawling on the fire engine, playing in the garden, etc. I don't think they had the water area last time I was there - that looks really cool!!