A day out. A new museum. Small but all the better. We could spend lots of time enjoying, playing and imagining.
There was work to be done,
arches to be built,
an awesome ball run to gaze at for long moments,
a very cool energy lab,
and some serious water time.
They could freely discover how things worked on their own. The excitement in their eyes and voices as they discovered the path the balls would take or how the pieces would fit together was sheer joy. It reminded me to laugh and share in their excitement.
We spent 5 hours there and it was hard to tear them away. Imagine 5 hours playing- almost an entire school day spent learning in a fun and exciting environment. I wouldn't have it any other way. And to bear witness to it all, for me, is pure bliss!
Oh, and at the end of it all we stopped in at the gift store and found more Yes and Know books. How cool is that?