Monday, March 29, 2010

Boston Museum of Science

As the famous singer Carly Simon says "Rainy days and Mondays always get me down". Well today was both a rainy day, and a Monday. Luckily there are people in this world who don't let the rain dampen their spirits. Our friends called this morning and invited us to go to the Museum of Science with them. I've been wanting to go since we moved here, so I jumped at the chance. It was drizzly all day, so it was a perfect day to spend time inside. The kids really had a blast they got to see their friends AND all the awesome stuff in the Science Museum (and I got to sit and chat with Ginny!). It was great!

These are some of the cool pictures Porter made on the magnet boards. The first is a sail boat, and the second is an Owl. (So COOL. I totally want one for home).

Blocks are ALWAYS a hit!

Porter is a building machine.

Bennett had a great time. I didn't get a picture, but the funniest thing was when Bennett found a life sized statue of a NAKED man. He stood there starring at that thing FOREVER, and when he noticed me watching him he said "Mom, he gots pee pee!" (and he pointed). I decided (after several embarrassing moments where Porter or Maya (when they were younger) blurted out the word PENIS) just to stick with 'pee pee', but I don't know that it's actually any better.
There was a bubble station, and Porter dropped pennies through his bubble forever. He thought he was pretty cool.

Miles was an angel. Four kids in a public place is always hard, and the most peaceful moments were when Miles and Bennett were buckled in, but for a baby he did pretty darn good.

I did have the pleasure of hearing my name over the loud speaker once, due to this little lady. There were 10 of us there, and we were all in a fairly small room, with one door. I sat by the door to feed Miles, and next thing I know, I hear "Amanda Elmer, please come to the front desk. Amanda Elmer, please come to the front desk." I instantly think, "Did I lose my wallet?", and then I start looking around and realize I LOST MY LITTLE GIRL! Ginny stayed with the hooligans and I walked (briskly) to the front desk, where I found Maya sitting with three security guards, bawling. Poor little girl. I hugged her and asked her where she was, she said "I wanted to see the fish". I said "I know Maya, that's where I was too". SHE WAS IN THE SAME ROOM WITH US AND DIDN'T NOTICE! She went out of the room we were in (PAST ALL 10 OF US) and found a Mom with two little boys, and told her she was lost. HOW DID SHE NOT SEE ANY OF US? Not to put all the blame on the 5 year old, I was sitting there and didn't see her either, so I guess we are all a family of GENIUSES (especially Bennett).


Elaine said...

You guys are really cranking out those museums! Poor Maya-what an Elmer moment!:-)

Kathy said...

Okay, I hope you used Maya getting lost as a teaching moment. She is a wanderer and can be in her own little world. I am glad she was found safe and secure. Thank goodness for Safety Kids... look for a grandma or mother with children :)

Searls Stuff said...

Poor baby! I hope she didn't have nightmares after that. I don't know if this actually works or not, but you said something about a huge magnetic board. I was told that you can go to an auto parts store, like Auto Zone, and get a large drip pan that is used under cars to keep the garage floor clean. They are supposed to look like a giant cookie sheet and are supposed to be relatively inexpensive. I have often thought about getting one and putting it in that awkward space under the bulletin board/ white board in my classroom. It would be a great place for a building words center.
Anyway, check it out if you want a large magnetic surface for the kids.