Monday, October 12, 2009

Toddler Monday at the Childrens Museum

Since today is Columbus Day and Alice's school was closed for a teacher work day, I took Alice to the Austin Childrens Museum for "Baby Bloomers".  From 9-12 they are open for kids 3 and under.  My friend Sylvia brought her daughter Maddie along too. 
We first stopped at Mom's office - to park since it is right across the street from the Museum.  I took her up to the office to show her off and attend a quick meeting.  Alice was charming ;-) and told everyone BYEBYE in an outdoor voice when we left.

During Toddler Time, the Museum volunteers had story time (which was not interesting to Alice) and Sing-a-long - which Alice loved and participated - in a way I had never seen before.  She laughed, clapped and joined in on the hand signals during the songs for "Wheels on the Bus", "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "If Your Happy and You Know it".

After we left the Museum, we headed back towards home. It was quickly approaching nap time. We stopped at Taco Cabanna for lunch. Alice and I shared chicken nachos. Then it was off to the the house for nap time.

It was a great morning.


Extra Gravy said...

I see Alice got to wear the dress she was asking for last night :)

pop said...

What a fun Mother/Daughter Day! I always loved to do things like this, although we didn't have all the neat stuff back then. So glad you were able to enjoy each other.

Austin Children's Museum said...

Glad to hear you had a great visit to Austin Children's Museum! We hope to see you back soon. In the meantime, you can get Museum-inspired at-home activity ideas from our blog @ You mentioned the Bloomers sing-a-long, here's a post we did on that earlier this year:

Treasure_tx said...

So, Alice is starting to request her daily attire? Awesome :-)
She looked like she had fun and I wish I was there to hear her yell goodbye in your echo-friendly office :-)