Saturday, August 15, 2009

Come and Visit Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum with Kaish and Naji!

SundaysinmyCityRemember when I told you that we went with Drew and Company

to Please Touch in Philadelphia?

I know you wanted to see MORE pictures

of all the things there, right?

Well, today is your LuCkY day : )

While waiting for Drew, the boys scaled the statues.

I am sure the people inside the museum

were THRILLED to see us coming. scaling monumentsOnce inside we played at the water tables.

Naji was fascinated!

Who wouldn’t be fascinated?water table Another favorite of our day was the grocery store

Kaish and Naji could have sat at the check out machines

for an hour straight!

cash register This machine provided a great time.

Dumping plastic balls from one place to another.

Winner in the kids book!

dirt shoveler thingamajig We dressed up for Tea with Alice and Wonderland.

The boys were SO sick of pictures.dres up But I bribed them : )

Cuz’ I have MAD cool Mothering skillz

Or not : )

dress up for alice in wonderland We drank soda in the Three Bears House.

That was especially thrilling.

eating in mini goldilocks house The big piano was very fun!

Many happy minutes were spent dashing about on this!

giant piano Loved this fabulous copper turtle statue.

Especially loved climbing on the turtle statue.

Remember: Touching is A OK at this place!

giant turtle How cute is this teeny piano?

Naji loved it.

He just hated having his picture taken with it though.

But seriously, how could you NOT take a picture of

a cute, cute boy playing a teeny, teeny piano?

There was no way to avoid it….

mini piano We milked (and rode) a plastic cow.

Good times at Jack and the Beanstalks shack!

naji on cow I can’t remember what this place was,

but doesn’t Naji look tranquil here?

naji sleeping in rainbow worldAnd last of all there was a little place for babies and toddlers.

Kaish and Naji loved that too! 

I could NOT get Naji to get off of this swan.

He just LOVED it.

swan naji loved I finally drug them out the doors!

Goodbye for now Please Touch!

waiting for drewI am sure they were SAD to see us go!

If you live near Philadelphia and are considering visiting,

I would suggest going in the afternoon!

We went in the afternoon and it was still packed!

I can’t imagine it being even more packed…

I don’t know how enjoyable that would have been!

Also, on Thursday’s they are open from 5-8 in the evening.

We had the most fun from 5-6 PM after the masses left.

Very fun outing!

Does your town have a place like this for kids?

34 comments:

heartshapedhedges said...

What fun! You have inspired me to take my kids to the museum (we have a few kids/hands on museums in San Diego)....hugs!

Martha in PA said...

Amazing pictures. They look like they had so much fun. We might have to try it. We drove by it one day and Tara was curious.

gretchen said...

What a great museum! I think we have something like that in Mpls, but I have never been. Maybe I need to check it out!

Marilyn said...

Wow, my little boys would love that place. I think Ryne is close because he is in MD. Well, close is relative. Compared to the other 2 who are in Ok, he is close. Fun pictures and great memories for your 2.

Jessican said...

What a great museum for kids!...okay, I think I would have fun there too.

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

wow this place looks like fun! We need something like this in Boise!

Grandma J said...

I love how you do so many special things for Kaishon and Naji. They love it too, by the smiles on their faces.

I keep putting off responding about meeting you in Dallas because I hate to tell you, but I probably won't be able to come see you in because Dallas is 183 miles from here, and that would be 3 1/2 hr drive each way. Your workshop probably will be very time sensitive and chock full of activities too. I'm sure we will get together one day when we can actually spend some quality time together. How about Bora Bora? I will love meeting with you and your beautiful family! :))

Jason, as himself said...

Please touch. What a tremendous idea for a museum. Usually all kids here is "Don't touch!"

Looks like the guys had a tremendously fun time.

Unknown Mami said...

That place looks fantastic! Your photos are great!

smiles4u said...

Looks and sounds like a blast. By the smiles on their faces, that is quite evident. Your such an awesome mom!

Helen McGinn said...

My goodness, I feel like I've stepped into an Alice in Wonderland chapter...that place is fabulous...my kids would be hyperventilating with delight. And you're right. A cute boy at a wee piano is definitely photo worthy! Handsome AND cute. xx

angelcel said...

Looks like great fun was had by all! :)

Baloney said...

We have a very puny kids' museum here. Looks like fun!
And by the way - that wasn't bribing. It was "positive reinforcement."

Karen Deborah said...

you are really a home school mother down deep in your soul. What a great day!

Dreamgirl said...

What a fun museum! My kids would love to go there...

Your boys are adorable and you can see how much they enjoyed themselves. A great day!

Found you through Unknown Mami. Please come visit my blog Sweeter Living (and Sweeter Homes if you're into beautiful homes...)

Have a blessed week!

Betty said...

Thanks for coming over to visit my blog today! Love to receive new readers!
I love the museum you went to. I can´t imagine having so much to offer kids. It´s unthinkable here in our country!

drewmark19 said...

I wish we would have stayed longer. You got some great pictures without the masses of people everywhere! All of mine look chaotic!

Christine said...

Great pictures!!! We went for the first time earlier in the summer. A must see if you are in the Philadelphia area!!!

g said...

That looks so fun. I love the serious looks on their faces while they're playing. Playing is serious!

We had a great children's museum in Seattle when our son was young, but we haven't explored the ones here in LA. (said son now being 21 years old)

antoinette marie said...

we have a much, much smaller version here locally, but had a chance to go to the one in chicago on navy pier....that one is truly amazing too! blessings....

oh yeah, great post!

Mrs4444 said...

The boys look so happy--I can see why.

mub said...

Your boys are adorable! I can see why they had so much fun, that place looks amazing. I think -I'd- have fun there!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Please take me next time!! I'll behave.

ymK said...

looks like a fun place. We went to one in Richmond, VA and that was fun too.
Glad I found you through unknown Mami.

ymK said...

I'm sure I will keep coming back to your blog. I LOVE your pics. And that was a touching story.

ymK said...

ignore previous comment. toddler in lap.

Live.Love.Eat said...

That is a really COOL place!!!!!

Liz said...

That looks like a really fun place!

~Juanita~ said...

I love this museum! All hands on excitement for the kids & they love it. My daughter's favorite section is the grocery store. Great photos!

The Redhead Riter said...

OMG I love the wall pic!!!!

Gibby said...

Wow, looks like a fantastic time!!

stephanie garcia said...

I think we need to make a museum date for our kids here and now, for when our family's on furlough! Whaddya say??

jennykate77 said...

That looks like sooooo much fun! Museums where you can TOUCH are the best!! We have a Children's Museum in OKC. Probably not as cool as yours! :)

Lara said...

Wow! Looks amazing! We have a pretty good children's museum here but its always fun to try different places. I dont look forward to the day my kids start not wanting to be in photos ;)