Sunday, March 22, 2009

Houston Museum of Natural Sciences

Kaitlyn's injury on Monday kind of threw our Spring Break plans into a tailspin. I was very hesitant to take her to the Houston Stock Show and Rodeo because of all the crowds and dirt and stuff. So on Thursday, we headed down to the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences.

Mimi & Pa had given us a family membership for Christmas -- let me tell you, that is the ideal gift. We can't wait to go back again and again! The girls enjoyed checking out this windmill exhibit -- up close and personal. They're well familiar with the windmills -- these days it's part of those West Texas genes. But this great exhibit brought the windmills down to size and explained how they work.

I forgot to mention Abbie's best friend, Andrew, joined us. Here Abbie & Andrew practice their windmill action while Kaitlyn tries to keep from being hit by the blades!

This giant caterpillar is at the entrance to the Cockrell butterfly exhibit. Since none of the kids had ever been to the Museum, and it had been a looooong time since I'd been there, we did the whole tour!

The butterflies are brought in from Brazil and live in a man-made rainforest built just for them!

We also watched an IMAX about Alaska, saw a wonderful exhibit on Indians and went to the Planetarium. It was a busy day!
One of the Chinese dancers kept messing with the kids. They had a great time!


JSue said...

I love the butterfly exhibit!!

Um...can I come live at your house? It sure sounds like Disneyworld to me...

D'Lyn said...

When Baby #4 lands at your house, you'll be thinking Disney!!! I tried to write you a congrats note on your blog, but I think I'm comment-impaired. Sorry! I'm thrilled for you!!!