If you have not been to the museum, you totally should. It's awesome! The building in itself is worth seeing. The fun started before we even got inside. There was a little music area outside and the kids could play on huge xylophones and drop rocks into this one thing that made neat noises (no pictures).
Posing before we go inside.
After we got our tickets we walked downstairs to the children's area. The stairs played music like a piano and every step had a sound. How cool is that?! We could have explored the children's area all day! Here they are playing in the water table, but they also played in the fake food farmer's market (which had a play truck to get in, of course), the playground with conveyor belts and construction outfits and blocks, and the camping area (which had some glass cages with live spiders -eew and snakes and lizards), several other areas. Kenley will love it, so I think she will get to go next time.
We then toured the other exhibit rooms. There were lots of middle school kiddos there (I ran into 2 teachers I know!) so we mostly looked around, but found some areas to play in that weren't too busy. Wyatt found a car and was in love.
And my little engineer melted my heart in this section. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to watch this sweet boy engaged and learning. He concentrated and played with these building magnets for awhile and would have done it for hours.
Then we found this K'Nex building area and after a super nice guy showed Wyatt how to attach them he started building away. I'm so buying some of these, because his little face (and his little lip that gets a little point when he concentrates) could entertain me for hours, not to mention how much fun he has with them.
See that lip?! I got a video and it might just be my favorite video ever. He just explored and figured out mistakes, went back and fixed them, and explored some more.
Then got up on a stool to see if he could make it even taller. I'd say it was a success based on this picture.
After the museum we went to Christina's for some good Mexican food. All day, Wyatt had been telling me that Cooper NEEDED a cake since it was her birthday party. All. Day. I told the waiter that it was Cooper's birthday and he took care of the rest. Here they are being silly! As a side note, we got Cooper nail polish and lip glosses for her birthday. When, did these kids get so big?!
Kenley didn't seem sad one bit when we picked her up at Grammy's. She was playing silly putty (squashing Grammy's creations) when I got there and had already been to Ihop for breakfast and Walgreens for some shopping (yes! my mom's favorite store is Walgreens), and she got a ducky water toy that kicks it's feet when you pull the string. As Wyatt told her all about his day in the car she was squealing and kicking and laughing - I'm sure talking about her day.
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