As I told another mother today, we have just as much fun as he does. We also discovered the pond and waterfall and the new music garden. This place never ceases to amaze me. The pond and waterfall areas are really fun because you can not only get in and wade around (which we did not do) but you can release rubber ducks at the top and watch them float all the way down to the fish pond at the bottom. I couldn't get any pictures because andrew really wanted to get in. It was also bubble fiesta day and andrew had so much fun running around popping the bubbles. Unfortunately, he ran head first into another little kid while chasing the bubbles, (i have video and it's kind of funny) but they were both fine after a little bit of crying. You could even stand in a kid's pool full of bubble solution and make a bubble around you. After watching one kid fall in, I decided maybe that wasn't a great idea, especially since we had other plans post discovery center.
|This is inside a huge plastic/glass house that you can paint the walls. Andrew had more fun playing with the paint brush in the paint than painting the walls so maybe next time.|
I think we all had so much fun just exploring and we all even attempted the sway bridge and other obstacles that previously andrew couldn't do. I did put my big girl panties on and let him go down the big slide by myself, although I went up with him and helped him sit down to go down. I did see him get a little air time on the way down, so next time I will probably go down with him again. Trying not to be a helicopter parent but he is my only true offspring and I am really not ready for that first emergency room visit:)
All in all, the day was wonderful with minimal melt downs and one nice long nap on the way home and when we got home (which is why i can blog now:). I am always sad when hubby has to work weekends but glad to get some one on one time with little red and my friends.