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Thursday, December 17, 2009


So my missionary friend Julie came to town for a week (I'll post more on Julie on the next post so you can see better pictures of her) and we got to go to the Playseum in Bethesda, MD. Having wanted to take the kids on a field trip to something fun, but not wanting to do it by myself at least a big place like the Maryland Science Center (although we've been there and it's awesome) this place was exactly what I needed. It was recommended by two other mom's one of them being my dear friend Courtney (she always finds out the skinny on things quickly - not sure where she finds the time with four children of her own ..LOL). So I planned a trip and asked Julie (who is an American Missionary living in Budapest Hungry home for a month if she wanted to go while she was in town), she did and so when she came we took my four and her two adorable little boys. It was great because this place is completely contained so you can't lose any kids and there is a lot to do there, even for an 8 and 6 year old who sometimes get board with "little kid things" but they were totally entertained and after 2 1/2 hours I had to ask them if they were hungry enough to stop and eat and of course they weren't but eventually they were and so we ate a still played a little before we left. The place was clean, cheap and easy to get too, it took all of 35 minutes to get there, totally worth the trip. The kids asked when we could come back and bring Daddy with us.

Supermarket shopping was a big hit.

The Cozy Cars were the first things you saw when you walked in and the first thing the kids wanted to do.
Yes Madison is wearing a wig, there was one thing this place was not short on a ton of dress up stuff including hats, wigs, clothes, I was grateful that the place is really new because I hate to think about all the germs of other people touching this stuff.
Sandbox to dig.

Jaden loves animals, it was cool to see the pet room with rabbits, birds, hamsters and a frog.
The icecream shop that doubled as a bakery.
Kaleigh and her goldie locks wig.
I couldn't get Madison to take this wig off.
Julie's sweet little boy Jasper.
How cool was this you get to paint on the wall.

Puppet theater.
The music room was a big hit. Glad it's not my house.
Toddler room although the big kids did not want to leave.
Grandma's attic where they were trying to get the typewriter to work, it did.

An exercise trampoline (my beautiful friend Julie in the background.)

never one to miss a slide.
And of course a beauty salon where you could do your hair, nails and of course dress up.

Whoo000, pooped it was a long day for him, he had too much fun.


Jenkins said...

That place looks like so much fun!

Love the wigs!

When can I schedule you to do my mani/pedi?

Courtney said...

glad you liked it! i'm always afraid that people won't have the same feelings as me when i love something.

Lynnea said...

Looks like a great place. I can't wait to go.