Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Last Day of Summer Break

For our last day of summer break, we wanted to something as a whole family and centered around the boys. Given some choices, they chose COSI-of which I was glad because it's one of our fun places to go, and we hadn't made it yet this summer. So after breakfast and getting the diaper bags and snacks together, we headed off to COSI. Now, this is a major, sensory overstimulation trip for all! There is so much to look at, touch, and do, that one can get overwhelmed-that was Matthew. He jumped from one thing to the next like and Energizer bunny. I don't think the kid walked the entire time. We always start in the SPACE exhibit first, as it is right past the admission desk. While in there, Lucas discovered a space ship simulation type thing, and sat in it. He pushed a bunch of buttons, and it talks to you like you're in a space ship, etc. Well, one that he pushed makes it move, as if you are blasting off. He looked a bit shocked, and said, "Ok, I'd like to get out now please". The look on his face was so funny when it moved unexpectedly! After we explored SPACE, we moved onto OCEANS, where the boys like to climb in the submarine. I remember the first time we went to COSI, it took much coaxing to get them down into the submarine, but now they clamor for the ladder and will sit in it for a little while. They love to "control" it, and then we moved on. After the lower level, we moved on to the Mezzanine. Here we hit the Progress exhibit, and the boys ran from decade to decade, checking out all the fun shops and restaurants. It was funny to see them in an old fashioned phone booth, and on the carriage.
In the LIFE exhibit, there was a piano that plays the noises of bodily functions. Of course, they found it absolutely hilarious. As a mother of boys, I've come to realize how hilarious bodily functions are through their eyes. Whatever. Anyway, we hit the GADGETS exhibit and Derrick gave each child a turn on the pulleys...Natalie, too. We left COSI very hungry, and headed to Red Robin for lunch. It was another instance where I saw how much they are growing. They nicely told the waitress what they wanted, drinks and all. It was so cute. We then headed home for some quiet time, and to get ready for the first day of school!

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