Friday, January 22, 2010

COSI...Not just another museum!!!

Well, it's Friday and somehow another week has come and gone in the blink of an eye. I swear I still don't know how that happens! I am finally settling into my new groove of being home more and not feeling that panicky feeling that I won't be able to get it all done. I've been taking time to stop and actually play with the kids, whether it be Lego Star Wars on the Wii, building elaborate Lego structures, checking out High School Musical 3 on Nintendo DS, or reading the Chronicles of Narnia. It's been hard to do in the past, knowing that I really need to get caught up with things around the house, but now having that one extra day is making it much easier and much less stressful! And you know what else? I'm having FUN!!! So yes, I am doing well with the decision to close my office...better than I expected. So all is well there!

I was finally getting around to downloading some pictures from my memory card today, and realized I had some that I hadn't shared yet. I forgot that I had so many pictures on there! These are from little trip we took to COSI, (Center of Science and Industry). If you've never experienced COSI, you definitely should...it's a fabulous place for developing little minds (and let's be honest here...refreshing our big minds too!!!). COSI has a free community day every year, and I just happened to catch wind of it this year. Kendall's friend Riley was coming for a visit, so we thought it was a perfect thing to take the kids to do in the midst of our bitter cold winter. COSI moved into a new building about 10 years ago, and I am ashamed to say that I had yet to see the new building. Kendall had been there 3 times, and Barry had gone twice. BUT THIS WAS MY TIME, I tell you!!! I was so excited!!!

The kids had a ball...there is so much to see, and so many interactive things for them to explore. We even watched the Dinosaur movie on the 7-story movie screen. It. Was. AWESOME!! We all had so much fun - it's not just for kids! Most everything is made for adults to do too. If you live in Ohio or even close, it really is worth the trip! Check out our fun day...

Noah was loving being in this roving submarine...

Kendall trying her hand at running an ice cream shop...

Noah and Daddy checking out how the rear axle gears of a car work...
Shooting water cannons was so much fun!
Noah and gears...his most favorite thing in the world...
The display on childbirth was amazing...
Everyone chips in to help turn the big gears!!
The kids learn how an engine works...
Best Friends 'til the end!!
WE LOVE COSI!!!!

5 comments:

Teresa said...

I'm glad you are feeling good about your decision...no small potatoes there. Yay!!

That museum DOES look like fun!! Man I really wish there was a job in Columbus OHIO!!! :)

terri said...

That looks like such a cool place to visit! What fun!

I'm glad to hear you're happy with your decision to close the office. All of us moms need as much time as we can get at home. And I'll bet the kids love it too.

jenelle said...

Looks like a ton of fun. Can't get over how much older Noah is looking. Seriously not looking like a little boy anymore.

Claire said...

That look place looks great!

I'm now staying home too as I was laid off Jan. 4th - and making lists of things to accomplish - fun & work!

Liz said...

What a fun time!

Liz
www.lovingthismomstuff.blogspot.com

 
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