Sunday, April 06, 2008

Hurray for Family Day!

Ever since Amelia was in my belly, I've been looking forward to her being old enough to enjoy going to museums with Jeff and me. The day finally arrived last Thursday! We went to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI.) They have a really big play area for little ones, most notably a big sand box enclosure and a cool water play area. We also played with flubber and looked at some exhibits about human anatomy and stages of embryonic development. It is right on the river, and there is also a submarine there that you can take tours of (maybe in another year,) as well as an IMAX threatre. Amelia loved every minute of our time there and periodically recaps: "Sand. Water. Play. OMSI. Kids. Fun. Fun OMSI!"

To make the day even better, we went to a Swedish cafe for breakfast that morning, where we ordered Amelia her very own side of bacon-- what could be better?
On the way home from the museum, we stopped by a friend's house to drop off a birthday present for their son, a little boy that A seems to have a special kind of adoration for. She always gets the silliest little grin on her face when we say his name, it's really funny. Anyway, rather than just dropping the present off, the family invited us in and our proceeded to whip up some crepes and for us! I love those impromptu social times, especially when they involve good food.
The days ended with bunnies bounding around the yard while we got into the dirt up to our elbows.
We had such a great time together as a family, and Amelia was extremely happy all day the next day-- which is especially a gift, since she'd been very sick for about a week prior to Thursday.


Heidi said...

sounds like a really wonderful day!

Great Aunt Gretchen said...

Family days are so special! They seem like a mini vacation. So glad you're able to enjoy one together.

annie said...

FUN! I clearly remember an outing with Johnny and Evan where I realized so many of my day dreams of what family would be like were being fulfilled.
Oh, and I've been meaning to tell you, Evan and I are determined to make our way to Portland. We want to live there and it is something we are going to be seriously praying about. He plans to start applying for jobs around summer.
I am sorry I missed your call. We were on vacation in Big Bear for a week and had our phones off. I'll be in touch soon.

Robin said...

Thanks for telling about your very nice day! It's so fun to experience things through our children's eyes.