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Monday, August 24, 2009

Hands On Museum

Luckily, I am not one of those Michigan State people that hate all things in Ann Arbor, or else I would be missing out on the Hands On Museum, which was one of the most interesting things we did this summer. We met Stacy, Madison, and Connor at the museum and spent the majority of our time in the preschool room, since it is sized just right for our little ones. It was a great time and might even be worth the membership cost for the winter (if I am not too scared to drag two kids anywhere!)They have a giant petoskey stone (Michigan's state stone for all of the non-Michiganders) that the kids can "wash". The water really emphasizes the pattern and the color gradations on the stone.
I don't know if Abbey has a greater appreciation for the petoskey stone or for the water bottle. She is quite enthralled with hand washing lately, so the water bottle probably had a slight edge.

Abbey and Madison hung out for a while in the back of the fire engine. Connor was quite the handsome fireman in his jacket and hat, for a few minutes at least.

Here are the girls in the special 18 months and younger section (Abbey just barely made it!) Of course she felt it was necessary to try to climb out of the area instead of just walking over to the door. Hopefully she is not giving Madison any big ideas!

1 Comments:

  • At August 25, 2009 at 9:18 AM , OpenID aahom said...

    Hi! My name is Erin and I coordinate the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum blog. I noticed your post in my blog alerts. Great photos! I'm not a native Michigander, and didn't understand for a long time what all the fuss about the petoskey stone was.

    Hope you can come visit again this winter!

     

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