we should be elated that there's a children's museum in tacoma since it's soooo close and convenient to visit. right? oh, uh, i don't know if you've heard...but it pretty much sucks. it's WAY too expensive for the size and um, we were bored within minutes. i couldn't wait to get out of there! oh, and i couldn't take my 26 pound massive baby in a stroller. so, there i am carrying a small-biggish person in a baby bjorn while my daughter wanders this 800 square foot (that's a generous estimate) "wonder" of rooms. it took us a whole 30 minutes to be completely bored and feel totally cheated out of $8 a person. okay...so there's my assessment.
now, we recently visited the olympia children's museum. and yes, it is about 10 minutes further away from my house than the local museum. HOWEVER, it is sooooo cool! immediately, isla and her friend, victoria, were entertained in a very elaborate store with choosing foods, shopping, and using a cash register. and that was just the beginning. not to mention, they let me take macrae in the stroller. THANK YOU! and it's a good thing, too because we spent 3 hours in that place! i won't go into all of the museums' offerings, because i don't want to bore you. but, if you are ever in town, it's a sweet place to take the kids. and here's a few snaps for evidence.
here's the stage...budding actresses here....look out General Hospital, these girls are dramatic!
that's me in the sound booth. i was so good, i should be in movie production. not. i was a little obsessed with the thunder sound.