We just got home from our third visit to the Tucson Children's Museum in three months, and it reminded me that I hadn't posted these photos yet. Why the frequency of visits to the Children's Museum, you ask? Well, during the first trip (which was supposed to be with our church's playgroup, except we were like two hours late and everyone had left but I had already told BB we were going to the Children's Museum, so we went to the Children's Museum, sans fellow children) it was clear that BB was at the perfect age for the Museum - he loved every minute and every exhibit. So we ended up getting a membership a month later (and they credited our previous visit) and I have big plans to get our money's worth. That's a joke - kind of. Really, I have big plans to get out of my house every day because my children need to be stimulated and also worn down so they will nap well, and because this mama goes crazy sitting at home day in and day out, watching the childfolk make messes that will later have to be cleaned up. (Also, I have even bigger plans to max out our membership next summer when it's too hot to go to the parks and the zoo. Pre-paid air-conditioned fun and no responsibility to clean anything? They're going to have to call someone to forcibly remove us from the premises.)
So yeah, a picnic lunch at the park (no kitchen to clean at the park!) followed by a visit to the Children's Museum = fabulous. Today we went with friends (E and Z and their mommy) but on this first trip it was just me and my boys.
These last four pictures are all from the science room, which we had never seen before - it was awesome. That last picture was a "build your own rollercoaster" exhibit - I knew that J had to see this, he would love it. Sure enough, on our next visit J came with on his lunch break and J and BB got to work constructing the next X or Goliath (or whatever is the newest rollercoaster at Magic Mountain these days).