Saturday, February 5, 2011

Delaware Children's Museum

Last Friday, our church's playgroup took a field trip to the Delaware Children's Museum. It's not something that I'd normally do with Lyndon (paying $12 to show him the two or three exhibits he'd actually appreciate), but I decided to make it a special birthday trip, and boy, am I glad I did! That place is cool! And there was more for Lyndon to do than I originally thought, although I do think it will be more fun when he's actually walking. We both had a really great time, though, as did the rest of the kids who came with us.

waving from the ramp leading to the top of the "Stratosphere"

seeing how far we can stretch (anybody else remember doing this in elementary school?)

pretty much a giant game of Operation

Mmmmm, this brings back memories . . . although, as I explained to one friend, a coxswain doesn't do the work. I just yelled at the rowers while they did it.

making the "lungs" breathe in and out

The kids (and their moms) built an archway, and one brother was keen to keep it from falling...

... while the other one wanted to KNOCK IT DOWN! Understandably, this created some confusion, but it was all right. That's what blocks are for.

Oh, and jumping. That's also what blocks are for.

Lyndon chased this little ball around the entire exhibit.

The kids got to play with the mother of all water tables. Seriously, this thing was huge! It had fountains, dams, a rain... simulator... thingy, and, of course, lots and lots of boats. This is where Lyndon soaked his sweater and his socks, despite the "waterproof" smock he wore. There was just too much splashing and too much fun to stay dry!

And then there were the trains. And cars. And anything else you could think of that goes. I only got one good picture of this room because I was busy following Lyndon around the little boat-shaped play area designed just for him (under 3 years). We met quite a few 15 month-olds there who were walking, climbing, even running, and it was like looking into the future. It's hard to believe that in about 3 months, my little one will probably be doing those things.

All in all, it was a wonderful morning. I had almost as much fun as Lyndon did, and we will definitely be joining this place once Lyndon is old enough to appreciate it fully.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

What a fun time! I'm glad Lyndon had a great birthday!!!