Sunday, January 16, 2011

NC Museum of Art

We had a great weekend with Miles and Vivienne.  This was their last weekend as 5-month-olds.  I can't believe that they will be SIX months old on Tuesday.  The time has flown by.  It seems like we just brought them home yesterday.

Saturday afternoon, we took the babies to the North Carolina Museum of Art.  It was a fun way to get out of the house together, spend time with my wonderful husband and pretend that we are "refined" people.  =)

The museum was much better than we expected it to be.  Admission is free, and they had lots of really beautiful works of art.  There was a special exhibit called "Fins and Feathers:  Original Children's Book Illustrations from The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art."  Eric Carle is a famous creator of children's books.  Some of his more famous books are The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  The exhibit was very small, but it was a lot of fun to take Miles and Vivienne to an exhibit of art that was designed for very young children.  We have read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? to them frequently before bedtime.

We weren't allowed to take photos in the special exhibit, but we were allowed to take pictures in the permanent collections. 

I don't even remember what this was, but it was a woman surrounded by cherubs, so it just seemed appropriate.  (Notice one of my cherubs snoozing in the Moby wrap.)

Good to see that generations before us appreciated the beauty of breastfeeding.

The museum also has trails and outdoor art, but we weren't able to venture out in the cold with the babies.  We'll have to visit again when the weather is a bit warmer.  It will be fun to watch them toddle around out there someday soon!

1 comment:

  1. What a great place to bring the babies. We will have to check out the new addition to the museum soon. Love your pics!