I don’t have an Airstream update for you this week because as I posted earlier, this past weekend was all about some much-needed family time.
Saturday we played at our favorite park.
Saturday was perfect park weather day and Sunday was perfect Museum weather day. This shot is from the 5th floor of the Science Museum of MN.
We have been anticipating the SPACE Out-of-Gravity Experience and the Science Museum of MN since we saw the signage go up a few months ago. We had yet to go through the Space exhibit so we set aside a few hours to do just that.
The giant astronaut is so cool.
The exhibit has so many great hands on things for the kids to manipulate and learn from. The astronaut glove was a huge hit with the kids…and Tim! Michael was proud to be astronaut, even if it was just for a quick photo op. Elise on the other hand, well the girl just loves a costume and photo props. They couldn’t be more opposite. It makes parenting a challenge but it makes life so fun. These two keep us on our toes. Elise enjoyed the space station doll house and the colonizing Mars magnet board. I love how no matter where you are at the Science Museum of MN there is something for all ages.
Elise is preparing her astronaut for space exploration. #bestdollhouseever #sciencemuseummn #onlyinmn #captureminnesota A photo posted by Meg (@rumblestripramblings) on
We spent a little over 2 hours walking through the exhibit. It is well worth the visit. The kids all learned something, they played, they discovered and they can’t stop talking about it. Can’t get much better than that for a rainy day activity!
On our way out of the museum we stopped in the Mississippi River Gallery. Patrick took a few minutes to clean some water.
He now wants to buy coal, collect water from the St. Croix River near our house and be our official water cleaner. I told him that this is a skill that will come in handy when we go camping. He can’t wait!
Just as we were leaving for the day we were able to catch the a few moments of the 4:30 news.
My parental guilt after being sick, exhausted and cranky and saying way to often, “Sorry guys Mommy is sick I can’t play right now” far too many times in the past 2 weeks is a much lighter load to carry. It is good to set aside the to-do list every once in a while and just have some good quality family time.