And Friday we hit the jackpot of not crowded.....at the Children's Museum that is. We had a blast. I like our interactive kids museum here in Albuquerque but this one in Santa Fe really knows how to rock the kiddos. Open space inside and out. Play at whatever is there and no ugly old troll docents hurrying you along. And the best part............everything.
|Oma in the background|
|Papa up the ramp|
|pass the bunny|
|doing her own thing|
Ry had all the room he needed to try it all. GK was engaged by the physics and workings of much of the hands on's and Papa and I had a great time because the folks at this museum encourage adults to play as well. So............we did.
I took Bopp, his sweetheart du jour Bunnikins and of course Ms. Bagg the intrepid reporter from Ye Olde Crone's Gazette. All 7 of us had a really good adventure.
|Santa Fe is known for it's natural "treatments" so Bopp and Bunnikins do a new kind of acupuncture|
|Ms. Baggs and Bopp the most handsome Bedbug in NM wait for the result of a domino tumble|
GK tried everything and said she enjoyed holding the baby bunnies most...go figure. I mean if there is an animal within 50 yards she's charming it, holding it, scrtiching or cooing to it. She also liked helping the little kids dig for earthworms at the earthworm and bug table.
The summer program GK and Ry were in was really good for GK's tolerance level. Since it was a program for mostly special needs kids, she learned to see that everyone has something "different" about them and it doesn't necessarily translate to something being "wrong" with them. So "just kids" as she calls them, probably have something bothering them too when they act out. Wow and we thought we had found the perfect program for Ry, seems like his sis benefited even more than he did and that would be hard to do because Ry got sooooooooooo much from his interaction with kids outside a school atmosphere. The staff just loved both of the kids and showed it. Now let's hope school which starts for Ry in 9 days can accept him for who he is like he is used to because of the summer program.
Anyway back to Santa Fe....we stayed at the museum for at least 4 hours and all of us were tired but chalked up another wonderful grands adventure to our score card. Next week we are off to the south of Albuquerque to show the kids the VLA...Very Large Array. It is as they say...AWESOME and maybe we'll do some turtle hunting and visit some space museum stuff....we'll see. You never can tell what the old folks at Casa de Cuckoo have up their XXL sleeves.