Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chicago Children's Museum

Yesterday, our family redeemed our year membership to the Chicago Children's Museum that we received as a Christmas gift.  Although the museum was crowded on a snowy no-school holiday, most of the Early Learner rooms were empty, perhaps because we waited to go until the afternoon- nap time for the average Early Learner.  
Tye squealed with delight when given the opportunity to walk around on her own among the older children in the museum.  When we found the exhibits appropriate for Tye's age, she was able to attend to the activities for good lengths of time before moving along to the next.  Being the water baby she is, Tye spent a l-o-n-g time playing in the stream.  In hindsight, we probably should have put Tye in one of the raincoats available nearby, because even small drops add up to a wet sweater when the splashing lasts half an hour straight.
She was also fascinated with the ball ramps and climbing tunnels, but perhaps Tye's favorite gross motor activity was simply walking across this bridge- back and forth, at least fifteen times.  

I was super impressed with the chairs located throughout the Early Learner exhibits marked with the International Breastfeeding symbol (I know, I'm easily impressed- but in terms of convenience for a nursing mama of an overstimulated child, this is huge!).  
Outside the museum, Tye was happy to explore the space at Navy Pier, especially the fountains.

But, soon enough, it was time for Tye's own afternoon nap, and we headed home all too quickly.  I'm not sure who is more excited to return next- Tye or Tyler!


  1. Em the Children's museum looks amazing for our little kiddos! Glad you and Tyler had so much fun with Tye! She is adorable toddling all around :-)

  2. haha, this was such a cute post!

  3. Thanks, ladies! It was a fun trip :) With our membership, we could get both of you in next time you're in Chicago! Come visit us!


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