Then we found a really unique mini golf place off the beaten path. Well worth the adventure for our first mini golf of the year!
The next day it was off to the "main event" the children's museum. We had been here before with Andrew but had never taken the little kids before so I had been really looking forward to it. Little Lady LOVED the painting room-she would have been content to stay here all day. Andrew and Chunky Monkey loved the water room . . . we all had a great time!
The anti-gravity room . . . this room made my stomach churn and after this picture I didn't go in again . . . a favorite for the two older kids. . . chunky Monkey was a little intimidated by it all.
"catching letters" on the digital screen. Tim and Andrew are doing it correctly and Chunky Monkey . . . well, he just doesn't quite get it.
Building and racing cars-a favorite for the boys.
Living inside Eric Carle Books . . .
The Water room . . . with water, rain, ice . . . Andrew spent most of the time building a dam to hold back the water . . . he had quite the impressive locks and dam system going . . .
Chunky Monkey would get himself soaked, then run to the dryers and get dried off . .. then repeat . . . the entre time.
Surprisingly all three kids hated this "mud" area. The feeling of it was "gross" evidently.
Then we went to a place on the river called the "water steps at PNC park" In spite of the signs posted that said this . . . we had seen online that this was a "great, new playarea" and there were TONS of people there. There were police officers around and everyone seemed to be supporting it so we went for it. I will admit that it's an accident waiting to happen as kids jump down the steps made of concrete squares with sharp edges and uneven step height not to mention the water . . . but, they had a blast and we left accident free . . .
Later that night our trip changed from a nice, fun, relaxing family time to a hospital visit . . . but that's a story for another day . . .