One of the things I want my children to experience is theater. On Tuesday I took the kids to see Pinocchio. It was a new take on the show- we arrived and the set looked like a painters workshop. Knowing the theater we were in, I was a bit surprised to see such an off set. I had expected a woodworker’s shop! The premise was a bunch of painters telling the audience who won’t leave the story of Pinocchio. The use whatever painter materials they have on hand to tell the store. It was so well done. It was especially fun because our play last week had the children playing children playing other characters. I thought I had a picture of the set but maybe I only thought about taking the picture and never got around to it. Anyway, we went with some friends. So fun.
Then, one family joined us on an expedition to the spice store. We started out by riding the monorail. It was raining and really cold. Even though there was a roof over us, all the kids were gathering under the umbrella.
Once we got to the other end of the route, we ran down several blocks in the rain to the spice store. Then we ran back to the monorail. The kids loved it, even the running in the rain. Butterfly was kind enough to share the inside jacket with her brother who forgot his jacket at home.
Then, we went to the Science Center.
Tiger took Little One to play in the tot area for a little bit and then ran off to explore other areas himself. Meanwhile, Pumpkin Pie and Butterfly explored the tide pools and learned all about the animals that they were touching. The docent was fabulous.
Little One’s walking abilities meant he wasn’t content to hang out in the carrier. He wanted to play too! Thankfully there is a little tots area. He loved the water table. Silly boy hates baths but likes splashing in puddles. He also had fun climbing on the play structure. Finally a place where he could climb without being taken down or stopped.
After we got home, B helped Strawberry and Pumpkin Pie sort the spices and sort our jars.
Know we would be gone all day, Tiger took his books he was reading for class in the car with us and did almost all his readings on the way to the theater and back. Way to use your time Tiger!