Friday, February 6, 2009

Children's Museum

We recently tagged along with Joel to Atlanta. He had a conference he was attending, and I have been wanting to take the kiddos to the Children's Museum.

It was great to be together as a family without the duties of housework and cooking. The hotel had an indoor pool and the Disney channel. What more could kids ask for?

The highlight of the trip was our day at the Imagine It Children's Museum in downtown Atlanta. Their hours were 10 am to 4 pm, and we were there the entire time!

One section of the museum was a temporary exhibit of medieval times where kids could dress up and do the tasks of a blacksmith, jester, chef, gardener, tailor, carpenter, or even a prince or princess.

(our son as the medieval blacksmith)

Other fun features included water fun,

wall painting,

sand sculpting,

and giant tinkertoys.

One of their favorites was a kid-sized crane they could use to move balls through a giant ball machine.

My favorite part of the day was visiting with Kelley. Kelley is a friend of mine from college days. She brought two of her children with her and spent the day with us. It was good to see her again after so many years.

And here's the whole gang:

(aren't they cuties?)


new mom in law said...

LOVE this post. It gets me soooo excited because we are getting a Children's Museum here in G!!! We beat out the surrounding areas and I can't wait!!! My little E.C. will have a great time there. I'm sure it will be nothing like the one in Hotlanta but hey, we will take what we can get here in the big city!!! By the way, LOVED the picture of M as a blacksmith!

Tonja said...

That sounds like so much fun! I love watching kids use their imagination and creativity!

Kelley said...

Great photos...We DID have lots of fun! It was great to catch up, and my girls always love making new friends!

I still keep looking for a way to make that painting wall. That thing was pure genius.

I've also found the general guidelines for making moon sand... 4 parts sand, 2 parts cornstarch, 1 part water. You'd have to get the REALLY fine sand for it to feel like the stuff at the museum, though. I thought theirs was so soothing to run through your fingers!

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

Looks like fun!