Children's Museum

Playing catch up here...

A couple of weeks ago, I had to take Katie Wynn to her first ever dental appointment.  I know it's way early for cleanings; she has a tiny frenulum on her top lip that we wanted to make sure didn't need any attention.  It doesn't, thank goodness.

Anyway, I was fully prepared for that visit to be quite the disaster based off her last couple of doctor's appointments, so I had already decided we'd go to the Children's Museum afterwards to hopefully replace the bad memory with a fun one instead.  Thankfully, the pediatric dentist we saw was fantastic and she let him look in her mouth with hardly any tears.  We were in and out in 15 minutes with a good report!  So, not as traumatic as I had expected but there was no point in cancelling the fun plans so on to the museum we went!

Katie Wynn and I went by ourselves but my mom met us there soon after we arrived.  Thank goodness because I didn't realize how involved it would be for me!  KW is not yet to the point where she will just run off and play, so I had to be very hands-on and show her all the fun things.  That was totally fine, I just wish I'd worn more comfortable clothes and rented a locker for the heavy diaper bag.  Rookie mom mistake, I guess.  I was pretty exhausted by the time we left!

She started off very shy since there were quite a few school groups there.  We went to the dentist area since it was nearly empty and we could play alone (and fitting since we'd just left the dentist!).  I had to peel her off me to check out these dentures but she soon got a little curious.

playing dentist
playing dentist

Wanna know what really got her to come out of her shell?  When Mimi put her up on the motorcycle!  I'm glad she enjoyed it because that's as close as she'll ever come to being on a real one as far as I'm concerned.  She was all about pushing all the buttons and revving it up!

motorcycle
motorcycle

The coolest attraction to me personally was this fun air tube maze.  It had all kinds of twisty tubes with air running through them and you could insert fluffy balls or scarves into it and watch it work through the maze of tubes.  Eventually it would spit it back out at the top.  It was fun!  Katie Wynn couldn't really keep up with watching it go through, but she loved pushing the fluffy balls into the shoot.

air tubes
air tubes

Let's see...we also did lots of firetruck driving.  She drove in my lap in the first one but had to do it herself in the second one.

firetruck
firetruck
firetruck
firetruck

We built some towers - and then knocked them down! - on this little block table.

blocks
blocks

We saved the grocery store for last.  I had a feeling she was gonna love it and I was right!  The grocery carts were very similar to hers at home and she knew exactly what to do.  The big kids were all gone so we had the store all to ourselves.

grocery shopping
grocery shopping
grocery shopping
 TWO cartons of ice cream on top...that's my girl!

TWO cartons of ice cream on top...that's my girl!

As she scanned her items at the checkout counter, Mimi was a big helper and put them all up for us.

cashier
cashier

And then, as Mimi put away the last couple of items and I returned the shopping cart so we could leave for lunch, we turned around to see that she had already gotten another cart and started all over!

grocery shopping
grocery shopping

Boy, did she throw a fit when we said it was time to go!  I tried coaxing her out with a banana since I knew I had one in the diaper bag and she outsmarted me by running and getting a fake one off the produce stand.  She was not happy about having to leave her (second) grocery cart!

After a quick lunch, we hit the road to head home.  It came as no surprise that she was sound asleep before we even made it to the interstate.  So much fun!  I have a feeling we'll definitely be returning to the Children's Museum sooner rather than later.

sleepy girl