Monday, December 17, 2012

The New Museum

While Lainey was in town we kept a pretty packed agenda. We always say, 'next trip we are going to relax at the house.' And then the next trip comes and we find ourselves going from ballet, to the museum, to lunch and to Grapevine to ride trains. All in one day.

Saturday morning after the Santa Ballet Disaster, we drove downtown to the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Greg and I were eager to check it out and were excited to use our new family membership (an early Christmas gift). The museum is huge and they encourage you to start at the top and work your way down. Since the Children's Museum is on the bottom, and the most outspoken member of our group is 2, we decided to start there.

I think Kennedy could have played there all day long and is already asking to go back. They have a lot of fun pretend-play type areas set up: farmers market, campgrounds, downtown Dallas, a flower stand, etc. It was not very crowded and she got to move from activity to activity as she pleased. There is a water feature (turned off, thank goodness) and a sand box (she doesn't need to know that exists yet) so we made it out of there clean and dry.

We did get through a handful of exhibits and she loved seeing the dinosaur and astronomy exhibits. I could tell everyone was starting to get a little hungry so we decided to save the other exhibits for a different day. The museum cafe was packed, so we walked across the street to El Fenix for a super-average Mexican food lunch. There is still so much more to explore and I can't wait to go back again and again!

Kennedy and Lainey. 

Exploring the Downtown Dallas climbing area. 

Got a shopping list and a tote, time to buy some fresh foodies. 

About as close to camping as we will probably get. 

Picking flowers and setting up a display. 

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