Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Week at Grammy and Grandaddy's (part 2)

More about our wonderful week with Grammy and Grandaddy...
One day during the week, Grammy and I took the girls for a day packed with fun.  We didn't tell them what we had planned, only that there were surprises in store for them.  They were so excited
Our first stop was the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.  We didn't tour the entire museum (I'm not that brave!  I could just see some of that priceless work hitting the floor while my 2 monkeys jumped around- haha).  But we spent a couple of hours in the "ArtWorks" area.  Everything in that section was just for kids.  Audrey and Addison LOVED it.

There were so many fun and interesting things there.  The best part was it was FREE! Addison really liked the lighted table.

Addison, Grammy and Audrey doing a little dance in front of the screen.  I loved how this turned out.

We had loads of fun trying on the masks from different countries.

Audrey wanted to sketch a picture at one of the drawing stations. 

This was the "object" that they were supposed to draw (photo below).  I was totally stunned at how well Audrey drew this.  She paid attention to all the details including how many squares in each area, the phone and even the length of the lady's hair.  It was amazing to see her final product.  Grammy and I were very proud of her!

Addison got a kick out of racing the cars in this table.  You pushed a button to make the cars go and race against each other.  Apparently, the sound was appealing, too, because she would race the cars while putting her ear to the table to "listen" to it.  Silly child!

They also had really neat computer programs the kids could use.  This one would take their photo then allow them to draw and paint on their faces.

Addison and her creation.
Audrey's design.

Addison wanted to do a little sketching, also. 
Once we finished with the museum, we got some bread to feed the ducks and geese.  The girls thought that was just wonderful. Lots of laughter here!

Next on the agenda was lunch at Jason's Deli then a quick stop to take some photos of my 2 beauties at one of the lovely gardens nearby.
I used a little bribery to get good photos...Aunt Carolyn had given the girls money for their birthdays to go to Build-a-Bear and this was the first opportunity we've had to go since then.  Since they did so well with their pictures, Grammy and I brought them here for more fun memories.
It took them forever to pick which animal they wanted.  It is quite overwhelming with all the choices offered.  Addison insisted on one of the most (ahem) "interesting" bears they had.  It did end up cute and she does LOVE it...but it wasn't quite what I was expecting her to choose.

Giving their animals a bath.
Meet Lucy (Addison's bear) and Rainbow (Audrey's rabbit).  They had so much fun!! Thank you, Aunt Carolyn!  And Grammy!  She bought the new pets extra clothes and sunglasses.

Then they spotted the carousel in the mall.  We couldn't end this great day without a ride on it.
By the end we were all exhausted, but had oh-so-much fun!

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