One Sunday afternoon, Jack decided to get some sun while reading the Sunday paper. First he started with the comics.
Then he came to something that REALLY caught his attention - an ad for the Children's Museum at the Gateway. They were having a buy one get one free offer - just our price.
When we arrived, the first thing they tried out were the musical instruments.
Here's Madeline concentrating very hard.
Next we came to a play house. It had everything you might find in a real house, including a mouse hole in the wall. There was a button to push that turned on a light inside and you could see the mouse's house complete with furniture made from thread spools, etc. However, the mouse family must have been at the people museum as they were no where to be found.
There was a really cool water play station.
We spent quite a bit of time here since water is the ultimate kid magnet.
They had lots of dress ups. Jack and Madeline tried out the cowboy outfits first.
Apparently these boots were NOT made for walkin'
Jack gives up on the boots and decides to throw some hay for the horse.
Next we go over to the supermarket. It is laid out just like a real supermarket, complete with shelves stocked with cereal and canned goods, a produce section, bakery, deli and meat counter.
Next we went up to the roof where they have a real LifeFlight helicopter. It is pretty cool. You can sit inside as a passenger, go up front and be the pilot or there is a control tower that you can use to guide the chopper. Really cool.
After that it was lunch time so we met Mark at McDonald's that was just across the way from the museum. McDonald's is probably my LAST choice for lunch, but luckily it was at the food court and we were able to get something else to eat.
Shortly after that they spotted a car at the gas station where you could pump your own gas! Get right out of town! This is the greatest thing ever!
Next Madeline thinks to herself "how hard can this be?" and decides to pump her own gas.