We're in Chattanooga!
Jonathan is taking care of business this week while Brody and I are making sure our time is pleasurable. (Sorry, Jonathan, but someone has to bring home the bacon while we play around!) Brody and I hit up the Creative Discovery Museum today where we packed in as much fun as we possibly could in 5 hours. It took Brody a little while to warm up to the environment; and, as usual, he studied all the kids carefully before taking over the place.
In the Little Yellow House
He looked hot in his hot rod (is this a hot rod??? ha ha)
And conducted this train with mad skills.
In the Visual Arts Gallery
He graffitied-up the mirrors.
In the Performing Arts Gallery
He composed beautiful music (our version of Twinkle Twinkle)
In the Excavation Station
He wasn't too sure about walking in the sand with all the dinosaur bones...so he sat on the edge with me and enjoyed the sand between his toes (while watching 3 cute little blondes dig in).
Dinosaur puzzles were more his thing.
And watching baby dinos hatch from their eggs.
Though the reptiles in the cave were frightening at times, he just had to sneak a peak at the frog, terrantula, and scorpion.
He screamed with joy as he thought other kids were chasing him through the cave.
In the Inventors' Clubhouse
He didn't really "invent" anything...
but he climbed a "mountain" and sat there like a king.
In the Rooftop Fun Factory
He made food move with just his shaddow.
He blew the biggest of bubbles.
He climbed his way up a ladder (with Mommy's help) and into the treehouse.
He cayaked down the river.
In the Riverplay
He filled boats with water and dumped the water all over the floor (it was the one part of the day we had to have a talk).
But of all the fun activites, do you want to know where he spent most of his time?
He read book after book...
...until the only way to absorb it all was by standing on his head.
Before we left, I took him to the museum shop to pick out one toy to take home. I was expecting we would find some sort of learning toy--something new to explore with. Instead, he insisted on another car. He wanted nothing to do with anything other than the cars, trains, and trucks. I internally struggled in the store for about 30 minutes until I finally let go of my expectations and gave in. He walked home with the only thing he really wanted.