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).
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.
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).