Friday, November 19, 2010

"This is going to the best week ever" ~Jeremy 

That was what he told Amelia when he woke up this morning and he asked "what are we doing this day?" This is what we did...

Well, it started last night when we made chocolate chip cookies from scratch.  They didn't want any, I did :)

First thing this morning (9am), we headed to Fire Station 5 in Westchester to get a private tour.  I ran into an old friend (from high school...he went to my "brother high school") last week in Westchester and he told me he just started at this fire station in July!  The kids got stickers, coloring books and Jbird got to climb on the fire trucks and ask 100 questions.  Thanks Lee!

We then met up with Nicole and kids and headed to the California Science Center at USC. (Arrived 10:15am)  

You can lift a truck (or 4 1/2 year old)!

It's an interactive science museum.  Time for blocks.

This was the Kelp Forest in the Ecosystems exhibit.  The kids got a guide to the names of fish and sea life and LOVED finding them and pointing them out.

The Discovery Room for kids 7 and under.  Brilliant.  I could have stayed here ALL day.  SUPER clean and it had so many fun things for kids to do.  There was a play kitchen with cleaning supplies and pretend food, plates, food pyramid blocks, cabinets that were enclosed with glass because there were mice in one and cockroaches in the other.  That was to teach the kids that they need to survive as well and they can make their way into our homes :( There was a puzzle and book area, a toddler room where Mabel had a blast climbing in the shelves.  The outside area had a fake garden where the kids could plant veggies, rake, dig and explore.  The Discovery Room was empty so we stayed here a long time.

I wore pigtails for the first time today!!!

Daddy got home from India at 3pm so we spent the afternoon hanging out watching tv, dancing and playing with a fire (in the fireplace of course).  What a day!  I'm beat.

ps...and yes mom, I could have spent the day cleaning our house but this was way more fun :)  love you.


The Lady of the House said...

Looks like a terrific day! Let's go there soon!

Anonymous said...

Nicole: I can vouch for the yummy cookies and fun time at the science center! Who took your family pic, sky? I feel bad that I didn't offer!

...all of us said...

How fun! I need some of those cookies, please!!!

the gerbdrians said...

I love Mabel in piggies! So cute.