Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Museum Visit

Grandma and I recently took Miles and Vivienne to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.  The kids love that museum, and the adults like it, too.  They have a great train, a replica C. P. Huntington locomotive.  (Huntington, West Virginia, which is very near to where my father grew up, was named after Collis P. Huntington.)

Vivi and Grandma on the train
 After the train, we explored the Butterfly House and the kids had a blast playing outside on the stairs and the trails near the farm animals.

The biggest hit of the day may have been the sand toys.  They have a large sandbox outside with different types of trucks and machines.  Both kids enjoyed some time in the dirt.

Unfortunately, the day ended with Miles hitting himself in the face with one of the trucks while he was pushing it.  The truck popped a wheelie unexpectedly and hit him in the mouth, resulting in lots of blood and tears.  Why do mouth injuries bleed so much?  Luckily, it wasn't that bad, and it was time for us to feed the kids lunch and get them home for a nap anyway.

Thanks for playing with us, Grandma!

1 comment:

  1. Oh no, sad ending!! I'm glad he's okay though. That museum is great, I love all the outdoor stuff. It's so great that they have Grandma right in town to hang out with them.