Friday, February 20, 2009

Museum Madness

For weeks Jacob has been wanting to go to the museum to see the dinosaurs. He has been watching Night at the Museum and it obsessed at the moment (We are planning a special suprise trip to the museum with the dinosaurs). Around here we don't have one with dinosaurs real I took him to the only one we have...The Museum of the Southwest. I had never been and was excited to be able to take the kids.

First thing when when we walked in there were aquariums all around. They had snakes, tropical fish and a few other things. Jacob was so excited! It was nice to see his eyes light up. We took a minute to look at all the fish and watch them swim. We also looked at the snake and read about him. Jacob thought he was 'cool'. Once we mad our way back Jacob's dreams were shattered when he saw there were no dinosaurs. He cheered up when he saw that there were lots of things to play with.

One of the little play stations they had set up was a little house. You walk in the door and there was a piano, an old school desk and inside the other door was a kitchen complete with sink, fridge, table, microwave and all kinds of utensils. Jacob found a vacuum cleaner and thought the floor needed a good cleaning.

They also had a little supermarket set up complete with produce, groceries and a cash register. Jacob grabbed him a basket so he could go 'shopping' for some goodies. Everything he picked up he told me what it was and how yummy it was going to be to eat. Upstairs they had a Burger King, a place to put on dress clothes and a news station. I thought it was really cute with the kids behind the desk. Jacob was telling me to hush because he was on an imprtant call. I think Tyler was just happy to be in a big boy chair.
At the end of the day I was happy to have spent it with my two wonderful boys. On our way home we stopped for ice cream then took a nap. We are planning another trip to the museum but this time we are taking daddy and making a day of it.


  1. What a cute museum. I know I would have loved that as a kid. How cool!

  2. how fun! I love the little super market.