Thursday, January 14, 2010

Child's Play

While we were in San Diego, we decided to try out the Children's Museum. The kids had a great time.

One of their favorite parts were the "chariots" they could move by pumping the handle.

But guess which of the three kids was the best at driving the chariots?

Yep. Our little girl was like a chariot-driving ninja. She put her older brothers to shame.

Afterwards, we went to the arts and crafts section where you could make things out of modeling clay or paint sculptures. The kids chose to paint. You know, with real paint. They had smocks for the kids to wear, but unless they had hazmat suits for them to wear, I am not comfortable with letting the kids paint in their good clothes. But I bit my lip as Marshall excitedly told them they could paint. I might have been shaking nervously and rocking back in forth in the corner while they painted, I'm not sure. It's all a bit hazy. But the important thing is that they had fun didn't get paint on their clothes.

Then we made BUBBLES!!!! The important thing is that bubbles are made of soapy water and do not stain clothing. It's good, clean fun. Get it? Clean? *sigh* I know, I know.

It was a great time and something I hope we can do again. Except for the painting part. We can skip that. Oh no kids, looks like they stopped the painting section of the museum. So sorry. But look! There's some chariots!

** With the devastation in Haiti right now, Marshall decided to try to raise money for Haitian Relief with his photography. For each $5.00 donated through his site, you can choose a photo that will be sent to you in a HQ digital format, good for backgrounds or printing up to poster size. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross for Disaster Relief in Haiti. Please check out his site and tell your friends.


  1. I've always been the same way with the kids. People would always tell me..just let them be kids and have fun! But they might get.....dirty!

  2. How fun! I'm jealous of all those fun things to do!.... except maybe the painting. ;)

  3. I thought your kids looked funny when we met...Now I realize thet I just had never seen kids so CLEAN.
    Sorry. My mistake.

  4. Julie, I love, love, love your blog and have not commented yet. You make me laugh and smile so often! I find it so interesting that so many adoptive moms are also huge Twilight fans! My husband and I are in the process of adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. We are waiting for a referral right now :)
    I was so impressed with your husband's "relief for Haiti" blog that I had to leave you a comment. I ordered four photos (of Ethiopia) and can't wait to use them to decorate and start incorporating Ethiopia into our home. I was thinking of doing a blog post about the pictures and the effort you are making to raise funds for Haiti. Just wanted to make sure that it is alright with you both... Thanks again for the laughs and the great work you are doing!

  5. WOW I love his expression to that bubble!!!!

    Your trip looked like so much fun!