Yesterday we went to a museum. I’ve been wanting to visit some of the cool places in Arizona before we move. And also Payson is so bored out of his mind trapped in the house all day (as am I!) that getting out and doing something is crucial these days.
Before the museum I needed to go get some blood work done at my lab. Doing my yearly blood check to see all the many things I’m depleted of 😉 Can’t wait to start taking all my supplements and feeling like a functioning human being again!
The kids were cute and annoying at the lab. Cute because they were all acting so worried about me having to be stuck with a needle. Annoying because they were acting all silly and getting loud and I had to tell them to calm down like every other minute.
A couple of specific quotes from my children during the blood test visit:
-Brooklyn said about another woman in the waiting room (and loudly), “I wonder if her face is an old lady face.”
-Not a quote but Sierra was walking to the water fountain and saw herself in a giant wall mirror and starts posing as if no one is watching. She walks back towards us, fixated on the mirror the entire time and shaking her booty the whole way.
-Then just before I went back to get blood drawn Brooklyn said to me, “What if the person taking your blood is unfriendly? What if he overdoes it?” haha
So the kids were surprisingly to me really excited about the museum. One of them brought up the fact that Team Umizoomi had gone to a dinosaur museum. Sierra responded, “Yeah! Probably Team Umizoomi will be at the museum!”
The kids had a really good time and I told them ahead of time that I wanted just one group shot with everyone smiling and then I wouldn’t pester them to look at the camera the rest of the trip. They were so cute posing by this exhibit for me, I had to post them all 🙂
This was a wall of stars. They were obviously little lights. My kids walked up and noticed that they were just little lights and pretty much dismissed them as being even remotely interesting and went to the next area. haha
Ok, my kids loved looking at rocks! Weirdos. I have never been into rock stuff in the slightest. I remember learning all about rocks and layers of land and blah blah in school and being so so so bored. There is no rock on earth that interests me enough to sit and learn about it for more than like five seconds. lol
But for my kids’ sakes I lingered here and we read about rocks and they felt the different kinds. Funny kids… they are all so VERY different from me!
We all really liked this fish. Even Ember, in her stroller, had fun watching it swim around. When we first got to its tank he swam right over to us. When we walked around to the other side he swam over to us again. I loved that fish!
I let the kids throw pennies into the water and make wishes. Even as a 29 year old woman I still get a huge kick out of throwing a penny into water and making a wish. Come to think about it I don’t make a wish, I just like aiming for things in the water and hearing that tiny splash. haha
Oh gosh it was so hard holding her and teaching her how to throw the penny and holding my camera out and trying to take these pictures! But I REALLY wanted to document her very first time throwing a penny 🙂
Once I took Ember out of the stroller I couldn’t bring myself to put her back in. I love her to experience things with the rest of the kids. If it means me waiting for her to walk with us and chasing her when she wanders too far, it’s still worth it. Especially for this moment when she was just casually looking down below… I don’t know why, she’ll likely not remember this, but it’s just happy for me to let her experience things too.
Brooklyn asked me before we got to the museum if I could take a bunch of pictures (um, HECK YES!) because she wants to make a simple poster board presentation and show it to her class for show and tell. So anyway, I took a few pictures of the exhibits, I’m not posting them all because that bores me to tears but here are the dinosaur birds ones.
Panning for gold. This was Brooklyn’s favorite part by far. She wanted to spend all day there. She asked me if it was real gold and was really disappointed when I said no. She still wanted to do it though and was very serious about it.
Before leaving we decided to go back to the main exhibit (the waterfall wall) one more time. It was a good thing we did, too, because we got to see the flash flood, thunder/lightning storm. It was pretty cool! Anyway, we also threw a lot more coins into all the water spots.
And seriously like two seconds after throwing my last coin I wanted to check the times of when the flash flood happen and read this sign: