Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Schwartz's vs Long Winter Blues

Yes, it has been a while since I've posted about us doing anything.  And I feel like it's been FOREVER since we've done ANYTHING!  This winter is dragging on with a few random days of warmth.  About 2 weeks ago we were actually able to go to the park.  Of course the next day it as 30 degrees.  Ah well!  It's almost over.  We should be moving into our warm and wet season pretty soon and then into the burning hot summer.  =)

Anyway, to combat some of the long winter blues we finally decided to buy a Children's Museum of Memphis membership.  Now, as you know, we have a zoo membership and we wear that thing out in the nicer months.  We'll go at least once, normally twice a month, during the spring and fall.  We can go and spend hours there and love it.  But I was hesitant to buy a Children's Museum membership.  I just didn't know if we'd get as much use out of it.  I don't remember going as a kid.  We always went to the zoo.  But Chris and I have set some home improvement goals and so to help him not feel guilty about working upstairs while I'm trying to wrangle the kids we thought getting a membership might help. It means that even when it's cold and raining I can still take the kids somewhere to do something fun.  So back in January we joined and I am just now posting about it.  (Can you tell how excited I must be about this museum.  City Museum in St. Louis it definitely is NOT.)  Auntie Susan came with me to help corral the kids and yet I still managed to lose sight of Sarah.  Thankfully the museum is well staffed and she was quickly found and threatened with death if she disappeared again.

Cody got arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct.

Sarah enjoyed pretending to be a dentist.  I really headed over to that area for Cody.  He is obsessed with brushing his teeth.  But he did not like the big muppet looking patient.  Aunt Susan had to carry him out and he happily watched Sarah play through the window.

This is on the imagination stage.  Sarah dressed up like a pirate princess and ran around dancing.  Cody had a hard hat that he enjoyed.  However there was another little boy there his size and age that had a hard hat too and both of them thought they should have the other person's hat so me and the other mom spent a lot of time making sure each boy only had one hat.

They also have a river the kids can fish in.  Aunt Susan and I kept finding fish to toss back in the river for the kids to catch.  (Aunt Susan, you actually were in the picture but I cropped you out because your eyes were closed.  I normally don't take time to crop pictures so you're welcome.)

Alright, so as I actually look at these pictures and write about the trip I'm a little more enthusiastic about our membership.  There is also a big Fed Ex plane that has a slide and you can load cargo on that the kids enjoyed, and an entire tree house section that we didn't even get to play on yet.  Plus there is a nice little tot lot area that was just the right size for Cody.  So maybe I shouldn't knock the Children's Museum, especially since we'll be spending a lot of time there.  (We need to go 4 times to make the membership worth it.)

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