We went on vacation to New Orleans in April. Jasha had a work conference there, so the boys and I accompanied to take advantage of the opportunity to see a new place.
Most of the pictures I took are on my “real” camera, and of course won’t be downloaded for several months. Here are a few pics from my cell phone!
We have a great little kid’s museum near our house. It’s the kind with kid-sized stores, hospitals, banks, etc.
One great thing about the community we live in is that each month, a local business will sponsor a “free” day at this kid’s museum. So last week, we took advantage of one of these free days and spent the chilly afternoon at the museum!
Ender had actually been sick at school but perked up in order to enjoy the museum.
I think the boys’ favorite part of the museum was the little grocery store. It had the packaging from real food items. It also had little tiny grocery carts, little mini conveyor belts, and working cash registers that provided real receipts!
The first time we visited this museum, the hospital (complete with ambulance) was the runaway hit for the boys. This time, they weren’t quite as into it. Ender was giving the doll a shot in her eye, which sounds pretty horrifying.
Another big hit is the water table. The water table has pegs into which you can slide these plastic rectangles in order to direct the flow of water. This is useful for creating areas for Atlas where his toys won’t float away. Ender really loves the fishing toys (magnetic poles and fish).
The museum has quite a few agricultural displays. For example, they have a gardening plot, a display about farm animals, this really neat grain conveyor belt, and several pieces of farm equipment you can climb into. Ender just wanted to try to lock Atlas in the barn.
This was a really great to spend the chilly afternoon and I hope we can do it again next month!