Sunday, February 1, 2009

Ode To VA Living Museum

My membership ended this week to one of my Fav places here locally, the Virginia Living Museum. I have LOVED having this place as my go to on rainy boring days. Unfortunately the membership fees have more than doubled and it is simply not in the budget. Jordan and I tried to squeeze all our monies worth though by going a few times during our last weeks. We also had received free passes to the Planetarium and they were showing what was supposed to be a under Five show about the sun. We were pretty excited and Chris even joined us! This is the boys before the show and let me tell you their enthusiasm matched the quality of the show. I am just glad it was free. As always though they did enjoy pulling out all the "please touch" items and petting some pelts. Liam took a ride on the frog and climbed through the tunnel saying "peeker boo" to me through a hole. Sam's absolute favorite thing is the center where you get to touch crabs and sea stars! He LOVES it. When we frequented the aquarium in UT he was really weirded out that you were supposed to just reach in and touch stuff and kept asking the guy to "put it in a cup". What I especially love is what an impression it has left on him. The past few nights when it is bath time he pulls down my Loofah and says to me "Its a puffer fish mom, do you want to touch it? See its legs?" and then lets Liam pet it, telling him its a crab and it's okay it won't pinch. I have decided that the museum will now be replaced by Jamestown settlement as my go to on boring days. Although they don't have animals I think their amazing ships will be a hit and their free admission for locales fits perfectly in the budget!

2 comments:

Marc said...

That's funny, they actually make animal shaped loofah sponges including a fish and whale loofah.

Annie Jane said...

Hey I just want to say hi! You guys look like you are thriving and happy. I think your traveling life style is pretty cool. You seem to have the hang of it! You look terrific, too, and your boys are beautiful. One day we can meet up and our kids could play together! I'll be checking your blog from now on...