February 5, 2010

What Ties All of This Together?

Britn is visiting us this week.  Today we went to the Children's Museum of Houston.  We had never been there before, so I didn't really know what to expect.  It was CRAZY, but in a good way.  It reminded me of the Port Authority Children's Museum in Baltimore.

There were many things in the place that made Miss Thing go "oooohhhhh".  I have no idea what the large orange thing is in the above photo, but she really liked it.

We attempted to go to the Tot Spot, which is an area for children under three years old.  Unfortunately, the icky rain made for a crowded museum and the line just wasn't moving.  We decided to head down to Kidtropolis because we had seen a grocery store there where Miss Thing could do some shopping.

We shopped and shopped, although only in the produce section.  Well, until she needed a baguette...which was over half her size and a tad bit difficult to carry around.

And the strawberries?  We had a minor meltdown when we realized that we had to put it back and leave.

Step away from the produce...

We went down a floor after the grocery debacle and found some older kid activities that PM could entertain herself with.  One of these was a light/color station with colored shapes and buttons.  She had a lot of fun telling us the colors and which were squares, circles and triangles.


The last thing we played with was the widget wall.  As you can see above, there are PVC pipe sections that have magnets on them so that you can line them up and drop wooden marbles down, through and into a cup.


It was a lot of fun for her to drop the balls.  There may have been an inclination to hoard all of the balls, but eventually we got through that and enjoyed ourselves.


She may also have been obsessed with the "Seat!" on the wall.

This afternoon, after a nap cut short, we went over to Pump It Up for some bouncing and sliding. We had a great time, as can be seen here:

And to answer the question in the title of this post: FUN!

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