Saturday, April 19, 2014

100th Post!! + A trip to the Museum

So it took me almost 3 years to get to this post.. which is completely embarrassing but it is what it is. One of these days I'll copy and backdate all of the posts from my old blog over to here, which has another 100 posts. I really just want to have something for the girls to look back on when they are older. I think it would have been amazing to read all about my childhood through my mom's perspective, and I want to give that to them.

Anyway, I wanted to write about our recent trip to the Boston Children's Museum! We were invited by the March of Dimes to participate in their Family Team Appreciation Day. Free admission and a trip to Boston, how could we say no?!

We opted to drive down because taking the train is a huge pain, and it's getting super expensive. And kind of sketchy. 

We got there nice and early and listened to the March of Dimes spiel. They had lots of crayons and stickers for the kids to play with, as well as water and Goldfish, so the girls were happy. After that, we were free to explore the museum.

Love this pic of Addie. Great view of the waterfront!

Our first stop was the Construction Zone, where you can play in bulldozers, climb towers, and run Mama over with a car.

Aubrey's favorite room is, hands down, the convenience store in the Boston Black exhibit, which highlights the diversity in the Boston Black community. They also have a barber shop, complete with checker board, and steel drums that you can play.

At this point, we decided to stop for lunch. It was a beautiful day, so we decided to eat outside and get stalked by this guy. 

After lunch, it was time for some more fun. Addie loved this light-up dance floor.

We spent a ton of time at the water tables.

After this, we split up for a bit. Keith took Aubrey into the Countdown to Kindergarten exhibit and Addie & I ventured into the Under 3 room. Keith doesn't believe in taking photos... EVER.. so I have none from him :(

Here, Addison is checking out this area that had the consistency of a water bed. She wasn't a fan.

Quick stop to Johnny's Workbench. Gotta teach the kid how to use tools.

Going up the center of the museum is a huge jungle gym type thing. It goes up three floors! This was the first time Aubrey kept going until she hit the top.

We stopped at this amazing bakery/cafe for some homemade Oreos and headed home. The girls both slept the whole way, so we got some much-needed peace and quiet after our loud and busy day. 

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