Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Explorers

Saturday was a good day spent at our local Children's Museum.  Do you know why I
like taking my kids to places such as these?  Because they are made specifically to
allow children to explore and play and use their imaginations, all while providing a safe
and carefree environment.  We can let them run wild and touch anything they want, they
can meet new friends and discover new things.  They can PLAY, one of the most
important parts of childhood.  And the mamas and the daddies get to play, too.
Always a plus in my book.
Things we learned at the museum:
Isabelle is happy wherever there are dress-up clothes, Brees is happy wherever 
there's a kitchen.  Will this translate into their futures?
Shawn will always find a musical instrument to jam on, no matter where we go.
I need a floral head wreath to wear on the daily, like NOW.
And we all love bubbles, train sets, and wacky mirrors, in that order.
This was one of the first outings we've had where I noticed a very big change in Brees:
she had no interest in being in her carrier, didn't want anyone to hold her.  She wanted to
run, touching everything in sight.  She stacked blocks, put on her own glittery skirt, and
kept up with her big sister like a little shadow.  I caught myself smiling as I watched her
so confidently explore this magical, colorful place.  Our little baby is growing so big...
Despite a rough start, it was a wonderful day for our family: Isabelle the artist,
Brees the explorer/engineer, Daddy the musician, Mama the eternal flower child. 
 I love days like these.

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Hilary@BabyMooHoo said...

what a fun day! i'm so with you on loving places that are designed for kids to explore and play and touch. i hate limiting what natalie is allowed to put her hands on and play with, so finding places that are made for little hands is essential. our local children's museum is not nearly as expansive as what these pictures show, but it's still one of our absolute favorite places to let our explorer roam free!

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

so much fun! i took the boys to sci quest by myself last friday....and we were the ONLY people there. it was amazing. i could let owsley run freely without being scared of some booger picking him up and running off.

i love that picture of brees in her glitter skirt. too cute!

Anonymous said...

Love it! I took my nephew to the childrens museum and he loved it. Looks like you had lots of fun :)

Mallory said...

We have a membership to our children's museum and I love taking my daughter there. She basically just runs around and touches things but it still gets her out of the house and exploring.

She Said... said...

So cute! We have something somewhat similar to that here in SD, but it's not quite for my little one yet, I have to wait until she gets a little older.

Love the pictures! Looks like you had a blast!