We have been going a little stir crazy around here with summer temperatures hovering right around 100 degrees! We have had heat advisories saying don't spend any time outside if at all possible. So, we can't go for walks, we can't go to the park, we can't play in the backyard...we really have to just do indoor activities all day long. So when one of our friends invited us to go to the children's museum in downtown Columbia (about 45 min away) with her and her little girl who is exactly Anna Kate's age, we jumped at the opportunity!
We had never been to this children's museum before, but we had a GREAT time! We spent about two hours there (about all an 18-month old can handle!) and we didn't even cover it all. There were lots of different exhibits ranging from a full-size fire truck, to milking a (fake) cow, to a whole room full of blocks, to a child-sized grocery store, and the list goes on! Anna Kate was a little overwhelmed at first with a little sensory overload, but she got the hang of it pretty quickly and got so excited about all the different things to do. Unfortunately, Daddy has had our camera with him at youth camp all week, so all I could take pictures with was my phone. So, I only got a few and they're not great quality, but at least I documented our day!
One of AK's new favorite things to do is sit in the driver's seat of a car...any car...not sure why she has this fascination, but she does. So when there was a little red VW bug she could climb in, she was super excited! Here she is with her camera cheese face:
And again, hamming it up for the camera while driving the John Deere tractor
One of Anna Kate's favorite exhibits was the child-sized grocery store. Kids can grab a cart and walk through all the sections you would find in a real grocery store. And then they go to check out and the scanners actually beep! Anna Kate thought that was pretty cool. Here she is doing some shopping.
Well, that's all the pictures I got, but I have one more story...on the way to the museum my friend and I noticed that the girls were being really quiet in the backseat. Now mind you, they are both still in rear-facing carseats, so we can't really tell what's going on all the time, but I turned around and they were reaching across the middle seat holding hands...so precious!
What a fun day!
P.S. Kelly, I saw you took your boys to EdVenture a few weeks back...we'll have to go together sometime!