Saturday, September 06, 2008

This should have been REALLY cool

On our way back from the beach we decided to break up the drive by stopping at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Mommy wanted to see the planes. That is, afterall why we came, right? Daddy wanted to see the space part but got very happily sidetracked by:
The girls were unimpressed and just wanted to play with this:
and this:
and this:
and this:
and this:
and this:
and this:
and this:
And really, who could blame them? That is honestly the coolest playground ever. We also convinced them to go watch a 3-D IMAX movie of Sea monsters which scared the snot out of Jenelle, while Meri causally ate her pretzels, but that's a whole other story. We did eventually convince them to quickly walk through the space museum:This is Daddy practicing landing on the moon. The first time he crashed so hard that I think poor Luna blew up altogether.

Overall, I think boys would be more impressed. There was so much to see, but our girls showed marginal interest, kept asking when we could leave and were only really interested in playing on the stairs and using the drinking fountain. How did I end up with such girly girls? In their defense though, they are not really the average viewer there. Looking around, pretty much it was us, a couple of like 5-th grade age boys and lots and lots of groups of 70 year-old men talking about way back when.


Mandy said...

We went a couple of years ago, but they did not have nearly as much cool stuff! That playground looks awesome, we'll have to go back!

Lyndsey said...

Even Tommy would have a hard time getting pulled away from the playground!!! Even if there were huge planes and space ships to entice him!

hoku! said...

they may not have been interested but those are some of the cutest pictures. why do you do fun stuff when i'm not there? ha what is with meri's tongue in all of them?

Anna Berne said...

ok so the hoku comment is actually from me. whoops ha

Jacob, Emily, and Jason said...

That looks like a seriously awesome place, though, Alisha, despite the fact that your girls may not have been too gung ho about it! (But, who can blame them, really...maybe, your next trip should be to Princessland...I bet you'd have to drag them home! Maybe you should invent that...the theme park for girls!) But, I digress...the playground is AMAZING! I wish they had things like that here because Jason would go crazy over it! He is such a little climber!

Thanks, by the way, for the potty training tips and advice about going out. I actually feel sheepish to admit it, but I've kind of scaled back because I got a little sick and a lot worn out, so I haven't been really working on it like I's exhausting, but I should probably just hang in there, because he does seem really close! Thanks for the support and ideas!

Raina said...

I'm so glad we didn't go inside when we were there. We saw that cool structure, and somehow if your girls were there it might have been even MORE fun! Smart to take the camera out!

Janelle said...

SO FUN! Those playgrounds make ME want to go play on them! That looks like such a fun place! Shaun and i need to take another trip up there...for like a month. There is too much to do!

Jen said...

That looks great, we need to put that on our docket the next time we are out that way! Awesome pictures!