Sunday, July 19, 2009

Picture Perfect Day

Saturday was one of those days where the weather was perfect. I mean PERFECT! The type of day that comes along only a few times a year. So, naturally, Julia wanted to go to the museum. Not to the pool, not play outside, but go to the museum that we could go to on a terribly rainy day. 

We have an annual membership to the Delaware Museum of Natural History. It's the perfect size and age museum for the kids and usually pull out our member pass on not so glorious days. Julia was talking about going to the museum all week so it shouldn't have been a surprise that it was our destination on Saturday.

Julia even made a ticket to get into the museum out of her paper.  She loves to use her scissors lately and cut out some white paper and folded it up in the form of a ticket.  When we got to the museum she had a huge smile on her face when she gave it to the woman behind the counter.  The woman was so nice and pulled out her stamp pad and stamped her ticket with a ladybug and gave it back to us so she could use it again at her next visit.  

Once in the museum we thought Julia would want to take her time looking at all the fun exhibits.  We were very wrong.  Julia literally pulled my arm and dragged me through the museum at record speed and then Chris and I insisted we take a break and eat our lunch.  

Since the museum has a beautiful outdoor area that we haven't been able to take advantage of (remember, we go there when it's rainy!), we decided Saturday was a perfect day for a picnic lunch.  The girls loved eating outside, but I think Julia loved running our trash back and forth to the trash can even more!  

After lunch we checked out the gardens and I was so happy to have my camera with me since the flowers were just gorgeous. The girls posed for some photos amongst all the "running" around on the grass.

Julia didn't want to stay outside long and got tired of posting for photos pretty quickly and Emma was looking a little tired of the sun, so we went for another tour of the museum and landed into the interactive room.  We looked at the fish, we played with the exhibits and then checked out the books.  I decided to read a book to Emma and Julia picked out a book to read on the chair next to me.  I was animated, I signed the entire book, the other kids in there loved me (who am I kidding, there weren't any other kids - they must have all been at the pool!) but Emma had no interest in me at all!  She only had eyes for Julia.  So, I stopped signing and closed the book and we all listened to Julia.  It was a perfect day!

3 Comments from readers:

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

your family is beautiful.


The Calm The Storm said...

Looks like it was the perfect day :o)

Tricia said...

The kids love going to the museum for this little rinky dink play area they have in the waiting room of the butterfly center. Really? McDonald's has a better play area, and I don't have to drive an hour to get there! Everytime they ask to go to the museum I am sure it is because they want to see some exhibit, and everytime we end up in that play area.

Glad you enjoyed your day so much! I hope this weekend is as much fun for you!

I am rushing around getting everything together this weekend, because Monday is surgery day! Finally!