Tuesday, February 17, 2009

President's Day

At the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, they offer free admission on President's Day. Seeing this as a great opportunity, the kids and I loaded up to go. I really should have thought beforehand that all of the greater Indianapolis area might take this opportunity too. I knew I was right when the city bus in front of us stopped and 15 people got out. It was a long walk from where we parked to the museum. The kids did great. We made it past getting coats off, the restrooms, and out to look around. The kids loved the dinosaurs, playscapes and comic strip area. Here are some pictures from our visit. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera (very VERY sad) so these are from my phone.

Sitting on the throne at the new lego exhibit

Benjamin dresses up as a dinosaur in the dinosaur exhibit

Noah & Samuel take a drive in the cab at Comic Strip dress up

Isaac thought we forgot about him until we let him out of the stroller to play in the water in the preschool Playscapes area. He squealed and splashed. I loved it!

Lessons Learned:

1. Pay attention in Driver's Education on how to parallel park

2. Peeing outside before coming in a busy building might be a better option than waiting in line 20 minutes.

3. Do not correct your daughter for pulling around your 3 year old by the collar in fear she might lose him. It might eliminate the need for a museum worker to return him to you later.

4. Preschoolers and Grade-schoolers enjoy exhibits differently.

5. Know when the museum closes so you don't have to sprint the last floor in 25 minutes.

6. Remember your wallet.

7. Sand & Water don't mix inside or outside of the mouth of a toddler.

8. Do not plan to make dinner at home later because you will never get home in time to eat it. It's not worth the preparation time before leaving while the remainder of your home is being remodeled by little people.

9. No matter how Verizon Wireless sells it, cell phones were not made for photography and great memories.

10. DO NOT GO BY YOURSELF WITH SIX CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 8 TO A MUSEUM ON PRESIDENT'S DAY JUST BECAUSE IT IS FREE!!!

2 comments:

jillybean said...

You are a blogging fool, Jennifer! I can't keep up with you. Lots of fun things happening over there these days. :) What an exciting day. :)

The Perry Family said...

You are a champ, for sure! I have NO idea how you do it with six children. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have that many children, but the thought of what it takes to get there is kind of daunting to me...all of your are simply adorable. I'm looking forward to getting my first one here :) I love reading your blog and your facebook :) Never a dull moment :)