Two Moms, Four Kids and Munchkin Monday
I texted Jamie late Sunday night asking if she wanted to go, and she said, if she felt up to it in the morning, we would go. We started planning our day to the CSC at quarter to ten in the morning, so it's no wonder that we didn't get there until pretty late in the day!! Jamie offered to pick me up, since CSC admission was free for her on my family membership. My ride arrived at 12:15 pm, and after bathroom breaks, a tumble down the front stairs by Isaiah, and some finagling of carseats into Jamie's minivan, we set off. And a short, uneventful ride ended at the Carnegie Science Center around 1 pm. Whew, remember when going somewhere wasn't a production in and of itself?! Yeah, me neither...
|The boys in roboworld, watching b-ball.|
After getting our wristbands rather quickly (one of the perks of being a member - skipping the lines!), we set off to find the Munchkin Monday activities. We asked the employee behind the desk for some direction, and he gave us a list of events for the day with a list of the special activities geared for munchkins. Upon closer examination, on the daily schedule for the day, Munchkin Mondays are on Monday, September 10 through October 29 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. We had only an hour left of Munchkin Monday activities!!! We already missed quite a few activities, like story time at 11:15 am and 12:15 pm and a few special shows in the Planetarium such as The Sky Above Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood at 11 am and One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure at 12 pm. Bummer. Big time!
We wandered up to the roboworld on the 2nd floor where we had some fun! The boys always (and I mean ALWAYS) love the basketball robot. I am not sure what is so mesmerizing about it, but they could watch it for a long time. Next time, maybe I should bring a book and take a break while Isaiah watches the robot play basketball... :) Then Isaiah and Josiah got a picture with their favorite robots, courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University! I'm sure they didn't really know who any of the robots were, but they still had a fun time getting their picture taken! There was also a small table with a color wheel craft for the little ones to learn about blending colors. Boys don't really seem into coloring at all, and Isaiah wasn't there for 15 seconds before he said, "Mommy, I'm all done." It's a miracle that Jamie snapped the photo you see below! Sophia was into it, so maybe coloring is better for girls... After robots, we hit up the miniature train village. Because what trip to the CSC would be complete without trains?!
|The boys partying with their robot buddies...|
|Craft plus science time!|
|Taken during the three minutes they paid attention|
|Isaiah learning to brush teeth!|
|Annika's aim - exploration!|
|Sophia at the water table!|
Where does that energy come from? The Lord only knows... At least I know that the energy ends somewhere, like in the car. We had so much fun, but it wasn't Munchkin Monday fun. I think next time we try Munchkin Monday, we should intend to arrive closer to 11 am to take part in all the extra activities. So take note from our lateness (which seems to be a habit), arrive early to enjoy the activities, and maybe we will see you there! :)