Thursday, July 8, 2010

Family Time

I know that we've had a lot of Chopper the past few months, but since we won't have him AT ALL for the next few, we've been trying to do things as a family, not just hang out as a family. Yesterday we went and saw Ice Age in the theater -- part of the summer cheap programming. That was Megan's first experience in a theater and she did ok. She is a very cautious girl and it took about 15 minutes to get her to come into the theater. But once she realized it was her favorite movie in the world and there was popcorn involved, she did really well and I think she enjoyed it. Abby mostly slept.

Today we went to the children's museum in Richmond. I should complain that we don't have one here in Fredericksburg except that they have one in Dallas that we will definitely take advantage of! I love these things. I won't go into detail about the whole thing but it was really worth it and we had a great time.

There were two exhibits (is that what they're called?) that were particularly neat though. The first was an apple tree where you placed the apples (red balls) in a bucket that fed them to a twisty thing and then they went into various tubes and came out at holes in the apple tree. So you picked your apples! It was really cute.
The second was some kind of shadow thing with large screens and objects on them. When your shadow landed on the screen, the objects responded -- for example, the one was butterflies and they would land on your shadow, another was balls and you could push them around with your shadow. It was really neat.

So I guess this is goodbye for a while. Chopper is taking the computer and the camera with him so I won't have anything until we get to my parents. Then there will be some fun trips and my brothers wedding before we head to Dallas ourselves. Talk to you later!

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