Saturday, June 9, 2007

Rainy Saturday

Now with pictures!

Today was gray and drizzly and chilly, so it was perfect for taking R to the Children's Museum. It was recently renovated, and this was our first time there since. R had a blast. There was a new climbing structure that was at the center of the museum and reached up several stories. It has what looks like lots of Fritos inside - wavy, carpeted platforms. R made his way up that thing so quickly, it was a little scary, especially because we couldn't really go in there with him. But he also made his way back down pretty quickly, which was cool. I was afraid he was going to get stuck. We met our friends there, and R and his friend A especially enjoyed the room with balls that you send through loops and chutes and such, and the two different water-play rooms: Boats Afloat and a bubble room. It got a little nutty in there after awhile - I guess every parent in the Boston metro area had the same idea as us today - but we still had fun.

Later, R and I played with blocks and fun foam, and we had an exciting game of hide-and-seek. (I love R's version of hide-and-seek, where he tells me where to hide and then counts backwards from 5 before coming to find me. He also keeps saying, "Mommy - where are you?" until I answer him.)

A is coming down with something: he's got chills and a fever and a sore throat. :-( R was very sweet and prayed with me for his daddy, and kept saying, "Good night, Daddy! I hope you feel better! You need to get lots of rest!" without any prompting from me. I hope that this bug doesn't get R and me, too.

Tomorrow, after church, I'm heading to the airport to pick up my friend Stef. I haven't seen her in a gazillion years, so I'm very excited to see her and for her to meet R.

Well, off to bed soon! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


LEstes65 said...

Wish we could take our boys to that museum together. Wah!! Hope A feels better. Love to you all.

NoVA Dad said...

That sounds really cool; as big as the D.C. area is, we really haven't found anything like that. I also enjoyed reading about your son's compassion and concern for his father; our oldest daughter, who is 3, is in that same sort of phase -- I was being bothered by something the other day, and when she found out that I was in pain she said, "It'll be okay, daddy."

If only adults would always remember to bring their childhood compassion along with them as they get older.....

trace said...

we took our kids there several years ago for the "Arthur" exhibit- I am a BC grad so we are in Boston often -