Sunday, May 1, 2011

Play dates are FUN!

A couple weeks ago I took a step outside my boring box and actually took the kids to the Childrens Museum.  I mean really, there is only so much the kids can do in this house, or yard.  Speaking of, lets take a random side trip for a story:

The other day I took Max on a walk. Maggie was still asleep, and who am I to wake a sleeping princess.  Anyway, as we rounded a corner on our way home I caught a streaking blur of pink out of the corner of my eye.  I thought "is that Brooklyn scootering by?"  Indeed it was.  There were Brooklyn and Maggie just scootering and biking up and down the street, sans any grownup supervision.  Apparently they decided it was a fine idea.  When I got up to them and asked WHAT they were doing.  They matter of factly responded..."we're racing."  DUH MOM!  I asked if they had asked permission, and they totally lied and said Jere knew.   Nope, he was sound asleep.  It WAS 7:30 a.m. afterall.  ANYWAY....all is well.  Don't turn me into CPS yet.  They all had a fabulous time all morning playing and running around outside.
Ok, back to our regularly scheduled post:

My friend Melissa is so good about taking her girls to all kinds of places and doing stuff with them. So finally, I got my crap in a pile and did it.  We met up with Melissa and her girls and had a grand time checking out the haps of Mesas little museum.

Pretty adorable group of chillins if I do say so myself.  I love Melissas girls "Miss O" and Ice so much.  They are the happiest little fairies of light.

What is NOT to love about a GIANT pile of squishy shapes.  Towers were made and toppled and good times were had.

Max had so much fun putting the ball in this thing over and over and over.  Shoot, who am I kidding.  Max just had the BEST time being outside of our house...period.

They have a fairytale exhibit going on, and there were a lot of cute things to see and do.  Here Max is being a big bad wolf.  Aren't you scared?

She was.
This is her "fear" face.

And she was scared too.

There was an area to make little fairy wings, or something like that.  Max took it upon himself to cut. He clearly had no idea what to do with scissors, as I'm lame and don't allow scissoring at my house. 

There was a lot more to see and do, but I just failed to take pictures.  Shoot, let's be honest, I was doing good to actually leave my house and take pictures at all.  It's been a little difficult around here.

Maggie and O say goodbye.

I lurve this silly boy.

All in all, a good time was had by all.  I'm glad we went.  Now I know what a fun little place is there for the kids to enjoy.

Now, what next to get me out o' the boring box?


✩Molly✩ said...

An occasional outing is fun, but it is an exhausting endeavor to keep track of lots of kids in a busy place!

The Atomic Mom said...

I've always wanted to go here with James. I think we will next time we're in Mesa. Of course, you're invited. :)

Mel said...

I love that group shot of them. It was a lovely day. I'm so glad my kids love your kids. I'm glad you think I'm good at getting them out of the house. I feel like I suck at it. hahaha
Fun day.

alison said...

"happiest little fairies of light"?? i now have a new favorite saying :) looks like a good time....i know how it is sometimes when just the mere thought of packing up kiddos and making an exursion somewhere makes you tired. i'm usually glad when i actually talk myself into going...but it's still hard to do sometimes!

Kellie said...

The 'scary faces' made me laugh. The best thing about children's museums? It's not your house being torn apart...hehehee.

Poppy said...

I think you are smart to not allow scissoring in your house as my son cut his hair so short I had to shave it!

We have a Children's Museum too and I love it, but like you I am rarely organized enough to take them.

Eve said...

That museum looks fantastic!!! I wish we had a place like that around here!