Thursday, September 23, 2010

Children's Museum of Phoenix

On Tuesday, Joss and I went to the Children's Museum of Phoenix. We went with my mom, my sister, Amanda and her kids, Matthew and Rachel. We had a ton of fun.

They have a HUGE climbing structure.

This is the flying bath tub. It was one of the cool places to climb to. Joss, Rachel, Amanda and I climbed all the way to the top and made it to the rocket ship.

With as much as Joss likes to climb around our house, I figured she would love climbing on this structure. She was really nervous about the whole situation. I can't say that I blame her though since the floors were basically milk cartons and you could see through to the ground. It was a little unnerving. Here is a picture of her. Can you tell she is a little freaked out?

Once we got her going though, she did a pretty great job. Here she is going down the rock climbing parts of the structure. She actually did best at these parts. I think its because she could just crawl up and scoot down.

Here are Rachel, Joss and Matt looking out and yelling to grandma.


This is the air blowing thingy. It blows air through these pipes and you stuff scarves into it and they shoot out the end of the pipes. Joss thought this was great. She would have stayed here for hours playing with them.



Next was the "Plinko" games. Here you put round disks into at the top and they shimmy their way down and the kids can turn the levels to get it into different compartments at the bottom.


Next was a sand table. The kids can draw pictures in the sand on this table that glows. Joss wasn't a big fan of this one because the sand would stick to her hands.



After the sand table, the kids got to ride bikes through the car wash.
Here she is on the wooden bike. She didn't really like this bike and quickly moved on to try out all the other ones.

Joss on the tricycle, which was a little big for her.

She even caught a ride with our friend Daniel.


Next up, the "Forts Room". Here they had all different things to make forts.
Here is Joss playing peek-a-boo.

Another climbing structure in the fort room.

Rachel

They even had a tent full of legos. Joss loved putting them together and was not a "happy camper" when it was time to leave the legos behind.


One thing that Joss loved to do at the museum was try out all the different chairs. She would climb up in them and sit for a few minutes and then off she would go again.


Joss and Rachel in the stroller.


Here is one of the many music box stations around the museum. This one has washers of different sizes on poles. They make sound when you lift them up and let them slide and spin their way down.


Here is Seth. He didn't really get into all the fun like Joss did. This is pretty much what he did the whole time. Thanks go out to grandma for watching him while Joss and I played.


Now we have the "Noodle Forest". Joss LOVED this one. She would run through giggling the whole time. All the kids loved it.

You can tell by the smile on her face that she was having a blast!

Here is a picture of Matthew. Hard to get these kids to stand still for even a few seconds.

After the noodle forest, we went grocery shopping.
Joss was apparently on clean up duty. Sweeping just happens to be one of Joss' favorite pastimes.




After grocery shopping, the kids headed into the kitchen to do some cooking. Joss really could have cared less about the cooking part. She just wanted to play with the sink.


After the kitchen the kids got to race cars. They had race tracks with cars to race each other. They also had a motor bike...

...and a go-kart.


After the fast pace of the race cars we took some "time to smell the roses". Here the kids got to pick the flowers and then plant them back in the ground.


The museum was so much fun. Joss loved every minute of being there. These are only some of the stations and rooms there. We could have spent all day there and never have been bored. Such fun. We will have to go back some time soon.

3 comments:

Kathy said...

Good pictures! Good day! Have to do it again sometime!

Four Bresees said...

Wow, we took Ethan there in December. They were still working on a whole bunch of stuff so it looks like it's way more fun now!

Shelbey said...

That looks so fun! Definitely want to go with you guys next time you go!