Children's museum, three cups of coffee, success!

Feb 10, 2014

The husband returned late friday night or I guess technically saturday morning, but time and I are rarely on the same page. All I know is I had no idea when he was going to come home so he nearly got himself killed when he snuck in the house and set off a musical toy which prompted me to grab a weapon from the arsenal and go into mama bear mode. He screamed I screamed we kissed and made up! 

So Saturday I had every intention of taking the kids out of the house so Chris could get some much needed uninterrupted sleep. But by golly that man is a glutton for punishment as he probably slept for two hours before embarking on a trip to the children's museum with us. His only request was that we stop for lots and lots of coffee. Three cups to be exact! Play on player...

The last time we tested out the children's museum in Anchorage we had only lived here for about a week. We were desperate to seek shelter from the cold and it was a disaster! One that has taken me a year to get over before attempting to go back. This time happened to be a little more successful!
The children's section of this museum is not very big, at least in comparison to the other museums we have visited in Arizona and Georgia. But my kids happen to get bored and start causing havoc in record time so many other children may actually find enjoyment out of these exhibits. 
The one and only thing that held their attention for 8 solid minutes was the snapping turtle and baby alligators. Ace was determined to let every one know that one baby alligator was "dead no he not sleeping mom he dead". He was not dead...at least I hope he was not. But detective Ace was trying all means to figure it out..."wake up adigator wake up" "you hungry? wake up" "HEY HEY GET UP". Nothing worked so Ace lost interest and was on to the next thing. 
Pierce climbed on that spinning table thing no less than 10 times, every time we would point him in the direction of something else he would find his way back. And does anyone else's kid have an insane attachment to a inanimate object? Pierce and these superman rain boots have metabolized into the honeymoon phase of their relationship. Never to be apart! I have tried hiding them because to be honest they smell at this point. But if there is one thing I have learned in this parenting game, it is to pick your battles. And I am not superman's kryptonite that is for sure! 
Right about the time Chris's three cups started to kick in the kids had had enough of the designated children's section and decided to explore the rest of the adult part of this place. This is where the more athletic parent comes in handy. When Ace runs one direction, and Pierce decides to take the stairs its every parent for themselves. Chris ran after Pierce since I had the stroller and was able to cut Ace off before he darted into classroom full of art students. We met back up on the second floor where I saw Chris but no Pierce. 
I wasn't sure how a child wearing 5 lbs of rain boots was able to out run my husband...but bigger mysteries have gone unsolved. We found Pierce having a very thought provoking conversation with a bear! I wish I had recorded it because we were dying. Best part was when he said "please don't eat me otay?". 

We spent maybe an hour here, and it was not the parents choice to leave. Ace and Pierce came to an agreement that they were bored and needed a sandwich from the bakery. These kids man are high maintenance when it comes to taking them out... but it doesn't matter because DAD IS HOME!!!! 


13 comments:

  1. I'm in love with your boys! I wouldn't want them for myself, but OMG they are the most adorable little guys ever!I wish we could find a good children's museum like the one we visited in Miami. The good ones seem to be everywhere that we're not.

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  2. Yay!! All is right with the world!!! Brave man, heading out to the museum after all that. My brother was attached to snow boots when he was a kid. Slept in them. Wore them everywhere. And yes. The smell. But hey. Whatever keeps them same? Ha.

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  3. Where was Avalon? She is not in any photos...poor baby girl.

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    1. Well Grandma...Avalon was sleeping the whole time, so no poor baby girl!

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  4. The childrens museum here in AZ is crazy! We had our prom there junior year hahaha. Looks like fun :):)

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  5. How fun! I love children's museums!

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  6. So much fun .. and yes, play on player!! Go hubs! That bear freaks me out a little!

    xoxo
    Lanaya

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  7. I love the Anchorage Museum! We went last year when they had the body world exhibit. I felt like such a little kid in the Imaginarium and loved learning more about Alaskas history.

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  8. How fun!!!! Children's Museums are so much fun! We took our niece and nephew to the new Discovery Museum in Vegas and probably had more fun than they did. :)

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  9. I laughed so hard reading this because I can completely relate! Having grown up in Anchorage, I have a strong attachment to the Anchorage Museum. When I had Riggs I imagined the hours of fun he'd have fully exploring every activity in the imaginarium/children's museum. Oh man. And then I actually brought him. He just runs around, splashes the water all over himself and the places it's not supposed to be, and is done in under 30 minutes. He seems to be having fun and I'm hoping that as he gets older he'll find it more interesting, but for now it's not the best place to go if I want him to be entertained for over an hour.

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    1. I know!!! I thought my kids would for sure love it because they like the Science and Nature museum, but they just didn't go for it. I want to make a solo trip so I can actually enjoy the exhibits upstairs!

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