Monday, July 23, 2012
Grace Children's Museum
Ally, Aidan and I had a great time in downtown Abilene one day. We first went to the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) to see a Dr. Seuss/Lorax exhibit; unfortunately we weren't allowed to take photos. We walked through the Center looking at original drawings by Dr. Seuss for his book The Lorax and browsed the book shop where Ally got her own copy of the famous tale. From there, we walked in the sunshine over to the Grace Museum, which also contains an interactive, hands-on children's museum. We've been there before but some of the exhibits have changed and it's always big fun anyway. The kids played and played and probably would have stayed there for another hour if I'd let them!
Aidan "driving" the ambulance and feeling the "Texas Tornado"
Ally on stage
Aidan handling the lights for the next performance
This was a cool new addition--a musical wall. Each separate wood block made a musical sound, creating a tune as each touch combined with the previous one.
Ally's turn to drive the ambulance
Learning about body systems
Your intestine is HOW long??
Playing a giant game of "Operation"
We also went upstairs to see the historical museum--I loved these old phones and switchboard systems!
The kids got to try out an "old timey" typewriter--how strange it seems in the age of computers!
After the museum, we stopped by the Post Office to mail a package and then had some lunch at McKay's Bakery, including, of course, dessert! This took me back to the days when Suzassippi and I had the Abilene Peace and Justice Center downtown and often stopped in at McKay's for soup in a bread bowl or, my favorite, cream puffs.
What a lovely day with two of my sweeties!