Mackenzie was finally feeling well enough to get out of the house for a small outing to Olympia. We took the girls to the Hands On Children's Museum Wednesday morning. We have been there a couple of times in the past, but it had been about 3 years since our last visit.
The museum features activities and interactive displays that encourage learning through hands on play. Mackenzie and Zoey always have fun when they come here to learn and play. Their first stop today was at the Build It Center.
The Hands On Museum also has a ship to play on. The girls spent a lot of time there. Mackenzie found some bags of play food and dishes and went right to the ship’s galley. Zoey came in and set the table for a meal.
The favorite spot for the girls was the area called The Good For You Gallery. This area promoted healthy food choices and exercise. They had a cute grocery store laid out with food bins, bread case, fish and meat counter and the check-out table.
“Zoey, what type of bread should we buy?”
Time to pay for your groceries now.
It was apparent to me long ago, but today proved it even more…..Mackenzie has inherited that “organizing gene” from me. We entered the play kitchen and some kids before us had left it in quite a mess. Stuff was all over the floor. She wanted to make sure everything got put back in it’s proper place.
The girls got to work cleaning house immediately.
I guess that refrigerator needed cleaning out, too.
Bruce sat at the kitchen table watching the action.
A museum of this type is a great place for kids to really use their imagination. No high-tech stuff here…just a lot of old fashioned things to play with and be able to be creative. The girls enjoyed the ticket booth for the puppet theater. Mackenzie went on stage while Bruce operated the sound effects console. Such fun for all of us.
It seems Mackenzie is well enough to go camping with us this weekend. We’ll be leaving on Friday morning. The weather has definitely cooled off around here and may even be downright cold in Long Beach. We’ll take what we get and be happy about it!
Until next time…..so long for now!