Thursday, February 13, 2014

we had to get out of the house!

This winter has been brutal!  In the past four weeks, the temperature has not risen above freezing!  Most days the wind chill never gets above zero.  Ky and Kade have only had outside recess once in the past month!  We are all going stir crazy and I'm running out of ways to keep Krew entertained during the day.  Luckily, he likes going to the play area at the gym, so for 45 minutes, three days a week he's entertained.  But, otherwise, he's sick of our toys and the inside of our house.  So, a few weeks ago, we headed to the local children's museum.   It's a lot smaller than all the other children's museums we've been to, but he still had fun. 
On your mark, get set, go!

This picture looks like a warm, sunny day, playing in the sandbox.  We can pretend, right?
Sad story: on the other side of this sandbox is a tree house with a slide.  I was so excited for Krew to be able to go down it, because before it got cold out, his favorite thing was to go to the park, or our backyard, or the neighbor's backyard and go down slides.  Even the huge slides that I thought were too big for him, he loved!  Well, I guess it has been a long winter, and a long time since he has been on a slide, because he just sat at the top and cried.  He was too scared to go down!  I really hope he gets over this new fear quickly once it warms up so he can spend the summer sliding!
I think this fishing/water area was his favorite, but it made me so nervous.  We have experience with getting completely soaked at the children's museum and since it was -8 degrees outside, I figured he would probably turn into an ice cube on the walk to the car if he was wet.  So, we came home and played with toys in the bathroom sink later.
Why is it that the Duplos at the museum are fun, but the ones he has at home are not?  Silly boy!

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