Friday, March 04, 2011

Free Friday Field Trip Day

Every first Friday of each month, the Tacoma Children's Museum hosts a free day for all families to come in and play at the museum. I normally cannot go to events like this without another adult helper....for OBVIOUS reasons! :) I had the idea to take my babysitter and her little sister with us (and provide lunch for them), so that I would have a little extra help at the museum and it worked out perfectly. Hannah and Josiah get along well and many times they were walking around the museum holding hands.

Josiah would run off and Hannah would call for him and would search around until she found him again. They had fun checking out all the different areas. They enjoyed the ball pit, the little construction house, a place to build things with big foam blocks, and a little vacuum-like machine that sucked up little balls and went through tubing that you could move around to have the balls go on different paths.

Josiah even played with Naomi a bit here. A little game of Peek-a-boo!

Caleb was all over the place and we had to keep our eyes on him closely to make sure he wasn't lost in the crowd. He has no qualms about being alone to play and so we were busy following him around to various locations. He really loved laying and jumping in the ball pit as you see here.

He was the first to poke his head through this little hole and I caught him looking through it just in time!

Daniel was very thoughtful about all the exhibits he looked at, and spent a majority of the time putting the balls up the vacuum machine, but here you see him examining the vegetables at the little market area. He actually took that potato and put it in the apple tree. A new type of apple perhaps....the apple-potato? Well, maybe not the best combo! Try again little buddy!

Daniel is looking downstairs through the window and you can see his reflection in the glass. He frequently came to find me when I was off with someone else and wanted to hold my hand. :) He is the one who is much more cautious and heeds any warnings I give right away. I am never concerned about him in a public place, as he always stays with me. At least I have one of them like that!

This is Naomi's excited face. She was THRILLED to be out and about looking at everything!

They have a "slob bin" for items that have been slobbered on by the babies, and we tossed our fair share of slobby toys in it! I love her beautiful blues here above the slobbed on squash!

This was one of the building blocks that she just HAD to keep climbing into to sit. I tried to pick her up a few times during this little session and she gave me some dramatic floppy motions with her body and exclaimed, "Ahhh, AHHH, AHHHHH!" to let me know that it was NOT popular to remove her from this block! She has really liked to try and climb things lately, and it is so cute to watch her try to get her little petite body up onto things.

She really enjoyed the ball pit too and you can see by the tongue action here that she was really "having a ball!" :)

Hannah and Josiah promptly held hands as we walked out of the building to head back to the car. As it turned out, I parked in a GREAT this parking garage down the hill a block down from Broadway on the 4th floor. By doing so, we were able to cross the Broadway bridge (a walking bridge) RIGHT over to Broadway without pushing the stroller uphill! Yeah, parking in the right spot "for the win!!" It was a fun field trip and it was fun to have friends to share it with. Thanks Sharel and Hannah for joining us today!

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