Friday, August 14, 2009

Tyler's Visit Day Two!!!

It's another grab a drink and get comfy kind of post! Enjoy!
On our second day together, we went to a new park and had so much fun. Aliante Park was so beautiful and picturesque that we couldn't resist snapping a few pictures in front of the lake and waterfalls!Colin loved the Canada Geese!Then the big kids went crazy chasing the pigeons........while Colin practiced his new trick, standing up with out holding onto anything! YAY big boy!Once inside the play area, the kids climbed all over this huge play house!

In another area of the park, there was a dinosaur themed sand area where the kids could pretend to be archeologists digging up dinosaur bones.A quick water break! Gehrig and Tyler about to hatch out of a dinosaur egg!
Kadi hatching out of a dinosaur eggs!
A quick snack break with a gorgeous backdrop!After our snack break, the kids spent the rest of the time at the jungle themed splash pad!

After lunch, we headed to Lied's Children's Museum! What a cute place it was. It had two floors of learning, play, exploration and discovery! They had a special, padded play area just for little ones, and Colin was having a wonderful time playing in there until one of the little girls took his paci. After that, he would have nothing to do with that place!

Colin's favorite area was the airplane (like father, like son!). Gehrig was sure a jack of all trades, taking on the role of each aspect of air travel.
First he worked security.
Then he was the baggage handler!"All loaded up folks! Now let me go take my seat in the cockpit!"Captain Gehrig and Co-pilot Colin!Colin was totally in his element. He couldn't get enough of the yolk. When I took him out, he screamed and cried and pointed to go back in.....regardless to say, we spent a lot of time in there!First officer Kadi! The water table was a big hit, too! Gehrig in a giant bubble! Kadi in a giant bubble!
Another fun area was the mechanic shop where the kids could dress up, change the tires, repair the engines, check the muffler and refresh the fluids under the hood!
At one point he said, "Yeah, this whole thing is gonna need to cone out and be replaced!" I knew right then and there that he would make a good mechanic!
"I see the problem here!" My little grease monkey!
The kids really loved playing grocery store. They are really experts at it too! Think of all the trips that they have made to the grocery store with their mamas!
After a quick bathroom break, we headed upstairs in the world's largest elevator! I think that this was Gehrig's favorite exihit. He is hoisting a bowling ball up and when he drops it, the air underneath it is channeled down, across a tube and then shoots a tennis ball high into the air. He did it over, and over and over and over and..........
Kadi and Gehrig had a blast in this wind tunnel! It was so cute to watch their reactions as the wind speed increased! Note the speeds on the side of the chamber!
One last picture outside the museum before Tyler, Kadi and Miss dawn left to go pick up their daddy at the airport!

Thanks for having a look! Come back...on Day Three and Gesches and Bunnows hit the strip!

1 comment:

Katie said...

that looks like a good children's museum. we've been to phoenix and san diego this past year, and they were both fun, but i wasn't real impressed w/ either one.

i LOVE how collin always has his paci in...... it reminds me of my kids ;-)