Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Family Staycation 2012: Day 3

Our third (and sadly, final) day of staycation started with Natalie heading down to Provo for some work and housing-related stuff (she's moving back to Utah!).  So we had to get by without her.

We ate breakfast and cleaned up the house and packed up our stuff and then we headed down to the Gateway to spend some time at the Children's Museum (or Discovery Gateway or whatever it's called).  With 3 small children and a baby, it was probably for the best that we had 5 adults on duty.  Can't imagine being a mom taking the kids there alone.

Anyway, I spent most of the day playing with Austin.  His favorite part by far is the ball tubes right when you come in. You can drop balls through tubes, send them up through tubes with air power, crank them up a hill into more tubes, etc, etc.  Elise and Lucy joined him for a while, but eventually headed off to other parts of the museum. And after a good long time, I finally convinced him to check out the other parts as well.

Orange ones
Elise enjoyed gathering bins of balls of all the same color. In addition to this orange one, she also did purples, and maybe yellows.

He enjoyed working at the construction site, playing in the water area, hauling hay on the farm, driving the jeep, and loading his cart with groceries.

Driving the jeep

Hauling some hay on the farm
Hauling some hay to the farm truck

Then it was time for another trip back to the ball tubes, and finally I got him to go upstairs with me (mainly because I wanted to see what was up there) with the promise that there was a helicopter to look at.  But really the balls were his favorite. :)

He just has so much enthusiasm. Watch his fingers and tongue.

More of the same :)

Flying the helicopter
Flying the helicopter

1 comment:

Liz said...

I love all the pictures and videos you included of the Staycation. You are such a fun uncle! Those are great memories and it's always fun to see picures of moments I missed while being in another part of the Children's Museum, etc.