Finding calm in the chaos

Finding calm in the chaos

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pacific Science Center

I recently had my 10th college reunion, so we took the opportunity to have a family vacation in Seattle. Despite partying into the late hours of the night on Halloween the night before, we loaded up in the car at the crack of dawn and hit the road. We changed our road trip strategy with Henry--as long as I sat beside him and kept him well-fed with snacks and milk, he was fairly happy. The big kids are experienced roadtrippers by now and were happy to watch several movies on our long trip.
By the time we hit Seattle in the early afternoon, we were all ready to ditch the car, so we hit the Pacific Science Center. I'm not sure who had more fun--Sam or Joe. The two of them were off and running after a quick potty stop. We managed to catch up with them for a few exhibits, but Natalie, Henry and I had a pretty awesome time ourselves in the toddler center there.
Natalie loved the "anti gravity mirror". You could stand along the edge and lift your leg up and it would look like both your legs were floating.

Henry started out in the stroller, but quickly decided he'd been in a seat far too long that day so we used the stroller to haul our stuff, not our baby.


Sitting at a giant table

Natalie, at the dinosaur exhibit, laying in a giant footprint. Not to brag, but I took this picture with our huge camera while standing and nursing Henry, pushing a stroller. Yep, I got some mommy skillz.

The Science Center had great exhibits for Sam's age and for Henry's age, but ND had some trouble finding her niche. One exhibit she liked was this healthy eating game. Each of those little silver discs represent a food and when you plug it into the computer, it renders a nutritional analysis. To win the game, you have to plan a menu for the day that is low in fat and sodium and high in fiber, vitamin C and calcium. Both kids were successful!
The day just got better and better. After the Science Center, we boarded the Monorail to Westlake Center. Again, better and better.

1 comment:

Rae said...

Looks like there was something for everyone! Wish we would have been able to join you.

Reading about your monorail ride made me remember how much I loved riding the monorail when I was a kid...and your husband aka mr storm water is too funny.