Wednesday, August 19, 2009

busy, busy, busy

This week I started a new "job". I get the privilege of watching a sweet little boy while his mommy goes to work. So far, it really has been fun! He is the same age as Ady, so she has someone to play with all day while her brother is in school. They get along very well, and we've been having a good time.

Yesterday, I took advantage of yet another Culture Pass. This time, we went to the Arizona Museum for Youth. I was a little worried about what it would be like. It is clear on the other side of town, so it took more than 30 minutes to get there. I looked it up online and found some less than rave reviews. But, since it was free, I figured we would go anyway.

It was GREAT! They have a very cute display there right now called "My Favorite Monster". There were all kinds of exhibits about MONSTERS! There were also lots of art supplies to make masterpieces with, and blocks to build with. There was a little play area that was perfect for three-year-olds.

But, the very best part was called "ArtVille". It is a "town" made of art supplies big enough for ages 4 and under to run and play in. And boy did they run! And, in the middle, there was a little area for JUST ages 2 and under. It was perfect for crawlers like Ainzlee. I was able to put her in there to play and still watch the older kids as they ran around. We stayed there quite a bit longer that I thought we would because the kids were having such a great time!

I'm hoping have something fun to do with the kids everyday. I want to do a "preschool" with them. At least try to teach them something every day. Having two kids to teach will keep me motivated.

(Once again, I forgot my camera. Only had the cell phone, so these aren't great pictures, but it's the best I could do.)

Monster Puzzles

Dancing like a monster

The Dinosaur we built (Robbie is hiding, he didn't want me to take his picture)

Building with blocks

Playing the baby zone

All three kids fell fast asleep on the way home!


hillari said...

That last picture is hilarious! Looks like a really fun place to visit. We'll have to check it out sometime.

Phil and Stacie said...

We so loved that museum too! And my older kids were so bummed that they couldn't play in ArtVille--SO MUCH FUN!! Glad you had a great time!