Saturday, May 23, 2009

Day at the Museum!

An adventure awaited us as we jumped in the car and headed for the city! The boys are very aware now when they're in for a fun day - they definitely sense excitement in the air and look forward to a break from their everyday routine.

As we talked about our trip to the Museum, Louis said he was looking forward to seeing the dinosaur skeletons and he definitely wasn't disappointed! Even Dylan was pointing up at the large Pteranodon suspended from the roof. I'm certainly glad they're not around anymore that's for sure!!

Mum, Louis & Dylan in front of a big, scary dinosaur

The beauty of the museum for kids is definitely the range of sensory elements - they can touch sharp dinosaur teeth, view video through the binoculars and press buttons to light up the inner workings of a beetle!

But the best part of all is the Children's Museum. What a fantastic idea! The kids ran free unsure of what to get their hands onto first! Start a dinosaur excavation in the sand pit or go for the dinosaur toys and tails? Big floor puzzles or hula hoops outside?

Dad, Louis & Dylan playing with dinosaurs

Louis digging for dinosaurs

The large giraffe and animal sculptures also proved to be favourites and once Dylan found the animal puzzles and books it was hard to prise him away.

Dylan didn't want to leave... Dad & Louis getting hands on

The funniest part was that Michael and I had just as much fun as the kids!

Ethan had fun viewing it all from the pram. I didn't have a photo from today but thought I'd add one because he's so gorgeous!! He made us aware of his presence this evening however by refusing to go to bed therefore having an extra hour of playtime with Mum and Dad all on his own!

It's so important to engage with our kids as often as possible. It's easy to get in the habit of going through the motions and feeling drained by all the "have to's" on our to-do list! Making the effort to head out on a family adventure is just what everyone needs sometimes to reconnect and enjoy each others company! It doesn't have to even be a big event - a walk to the park with a basket to collect interesting things along the way or off to the pools for a swim - there are a million different's not important what you do just as long as you do it! There is fun, adventure and excitement to be found in even the smallest things - especially through the eyes of a child....

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