With a visit from the cousins and the aunt and uncle, what better to do on a free day than go to the Children's Museum? We haven't been in a while, so it was great to all go downtown Indy to one of the most fun places for kids in Indianapolis (after the Prairie, of course).
There were lots of fun things to do.
Some of them didn't surprise me much:
Andrew and Adam drive the skid steer back and forth in tiny little increments. They're only two-year-olds, after all. Also, neither managed to get run over by the pictured skid steer when it was under the controls of bigger kids, though that was mostly to the credit of the bigger kids who were keeping an eye out.
Also not surprising: Mark played in the watershed activity, making dams to block the river, driving a boat, loading the boat down and making it sink... Perhaps surprising for some readers is the evil look on his face: welcome to Mark.
Adam spent a good half an hour to 45 minutes digging, scooping, loading and dumping rubber mulch. Apparently this is how he spends his time at the park, too, but without the nice shovels or kid-sized wheelbarrow. This was super-fun.
Mark got to steer a TOWER CRANE! This was amazing. He was very excited about it.
Something I didn't expect to be as appealing as it was:
Adam loved the plastic renditions of the Chihuly Fireworks of Glass piece that provides a striking center to the museum's up/down ramp. The plastic pieces were shaped for building your own work of art, and Adam loved it. He also got very worried about a piece that might have been left on the floor if not for him...
Fun time, folks, fun times.