Saturday, March 16, 2013

Saturday Adventures

 Now that #1 has a detective position our lives have changed.  Some things are harder, like him being on call one week a month and us needing to stay within 30 minutes of the department.  Some things are easier, like his more regular hours (most of the time).  I think the best BEST part is that he gets (most) weekends off.  We've been able to have some adventures!

 One of our favorite places to go is our nearby children's museum.  #1's parents gave us a year pass and we go about every 3 weeks.

 Little Monkey Man likes that he can touch and climb on nearly everything.  He is constant motion.  He also learns by doing things hands-on and loves to find out how things work.
 #1 likes that it is rarely crowded when we go.  He isn't big on being where many other people are.  Because we have the pass we can look over where lots of people are and NOT be in that part of the museum.
 Rosebud likes that we usually have lunch there and that we often take the double stroller meaning she doesn't have to walk.
 Snug likes to read the exhibits and is starting to remember things he's learned before and make connections.

 Sweet Pea loves that she can touch all the knobs and buttons and tries to keep up with everybody.
 There is very little "no, don't touch" which is so nice when you live in a "no, don't touch" world.
 As she has recently mastered simple shapes and most all of the colors, Rosebud was excited to show off her skills.
We also enjoy the space theatre where we see the stars, 3D movies, and documentaries.  This obviously isn't the theatre, but it IS the end of the part about the museum...

 Today's adventure was Snug's school fair.  We got to play lots of games and won prizes.
 Sweet Pea spent the day in the Ergo.  It was warm enough that we left our coats in the car-always a blessing.
 This is Queen of St. Patrick's Day.  In her own mind.
 Do you know What you can catch at a school fair?

 You can catch a moustache!  How goofy is that???  He cracks me up.
Do you know what this big bloody fish is for?
 Throwing into a toilet.  Yep, that's what that game was.  "Fish Flush".
 Here we are at the cake walk, still sporting a 'stash.  No one won, daddy was sad about that.

 Later in the day #1 took the littles home and Snug and I stayed to run a game.  We ended up with THE hardest game in the building.  The ring in his hand is attached to a string on the end of that pole.  On the red and yellow pole is a hook if you look close.  You had to swing the ring in an arc and get it to catch on the hook.  After demonstrating probably a hundred times so kids knew how to throw it I got it 6 times.
 A friend gave Snug his tickets that he had left and Snug also ended up with some facial hair.
When we got home they posed for a minute so I could capture a brotherly moment.  I have a feeling this one will be one of my favorites for years to come.  Speaking of which...

I captured this one the other night too.  I LOVE it.  Yes, there is a mess on the floor and it isn't fact it has an odd angle to it all together.  But I love the moment that was captured.  Love these people!  Looking forward to more Saturday adventures.


Anonymous said...

Always a pleasure to keep up with the Drays! Love you all, Aunt Cheryl

CM said...

Fish that's a new one! Yeah, I too don't like going to the Children's museum when it's busy. We try to go on a weekday if we can.

Wow, it looks like Snug has had a growth spurt! He's getting so big! Love the last pic too of daddy and his girls, so cute!

fegingerich said...

What fun!!!! I'm so glad you are able to enjoy some weekends all together! I'm sure there are many blessings stored away for your family to experience all together! Love seeing how each kiddo is changing into their "person".

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J Williams said...

I want to go to the museum! Looks like GREAT fun!