Yesterday was an amazing family day with Caleb. Since snow was in the forcast for this weekend hubby and I decided to take Caleb to the Childrens Museum yesterday instead. Hubby had a few days off work this week as did I, and yesterday was the PERFECT day for this activity. The museum was amazing, and not crowded at all, and I just loved watching both my boys play their little hearts out. My husband is such a big kid and I love that. He played with Caleb in each and every activity, and never became bored. This was such a good thing since I am big and pregnant and can't breathe, and honestly did not have much energy. I spent most of my time sitting beside them and watching them play. However, it was so fun, and I think a family pass to this museum is a MUST HAVE for us. I will make that happen because seeing the joy on my childs face was priceless (not to mention entertainment for 4 plus hours, and a happy man till nap).
The Children's Museum was made up of various different sections. I just loved it because each section grew with your child. Everything was layed out so perfectly, and you could tell that a lot of time and thought had been placed into each and every activity.
Favorites of Caleb's included
The Love Of Mothers Room (aka the room with loads of toys/activities/benches for mamas/ and a GATE with a security guard so the kids will stay put in one room)!! This room was so fun. It was filled with a play gym, a sand box, balls, trucks etc etc etc. Daddy and Caleb had a ball playing with the sand and a rolling ball exhibit.
Petting a Snake/Crawling through Tunnels: Yes, my child got to pet his very first snake. I have to admit I held my breath on this one, but he was so brave. He loves animals.
The all time favorite of the day WATER PLAY!!! Now let me just begin by saying that many mamas do not venture to this activity for many reasons. Sure your baby is going to get soaked, they may drink some dirty water, and you may get wet as well. However, the joy that I saw on my babes face while playing in the various streams made all those little things seem so silly. Sure he was soaked afterward, sure hubby and I had water on us, sure he had to change into mismatch pj's for the rest of the day, but boy did he have fun. It is so great not to be neurotic about little things like this and just let you little one explore, and be a kid.
Incase you are wondering this is the outfit that Caleb wore around the museum the rest of the day. I personally think he rocked it, even though it did not match.
Here is a pic of my big baby building his block house. His mama would be so proud :)
We finished the day up with a trip to the grocery, where my baby got to ride in one of these for the very first time.
He was oh so cute with his little vroom, woof, and beep beep noises he was making. However, we have discovered that he is an escape artist, and can find his way out of this car no matter how tight you strap him in. At least he thought he was funny jumping out and running down the ailses laughing. Oh toddlerhood, how I really do love you!