Sunday, October 12, 2014

Matthew and the Terrific, Happy, Not Bad, Very Nice Day

Matthew and I decided to spend a fall break Friday in Columbus, and our first stop was kidscommons. It's a community children's museum with lots of interactive learning and fun. He went straight to the big toilet, which is actually a slide, complete with a flushing sound as you go down. I'm pretty sure I remember him being scared to go down the first time he visited the museum, but he's all about it now. Flushed with excitement, you might say. :)
The model 'house' at the museum, has lots of nooks and crannies from attic to basement, and he surprised me by coming out this 'secret' passageway behind the books.
Next stop was the bubble room, where he stood inside and made a big bubble surrounding him.
And again. It's good clean fun. And it smells good, too.
He shot some baskets...
and lifted some weights in the fitness area.
Then he worked on planning a city.
Back to the house, where he climbed all the way to the attic.
He had me stand on ground level near the screens while he went from room to room so I could see him on camera. There are also speakers above the screens so you can speak to one another. I see you, Matthew!
Here he is again, this time in infrared. Or green.
Down the toilet slide.
Back to the bubble room.

Those are some big bubbles!

As we were leaving, we stopped beside the Madagascar hissing cockroaches.
They didn't seem to be hissing. Fortunately.
We had a good time, and he can still exit through the kid-sized door.
We walked just down the block to Zaharako's Ice Cream Parlor and Museum. One of our favorites. It's an old time place for lunch and music. But mostly for the ice cream.
We sat at the counter, where we watched the woman at the soda fountain make a real fountain soft drink. She even made a cinnamon coke.
We attempted a selfie in the soda fountain mirror.
Matthew thought maybe we should order the Big Z sundae, which is FIVE scoops of ice cream, with three toppings. We decided that might be a bit too ambitious, so we settled for the brownie sundae with mint chip ice cream. To share. :)
Two women who walked in just as it was served to him were so impressed that they took his picture with the sundae. And so did I. :)
It was hard work, but between the two of us, we managed to come pretty close to finishing it.
Of course, that meant we didn't need to buy popcorn at the theater, where we went next to see Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. A cute movie, and nothing like the day we shared. Which was the complete opposite. (See post title.)  :)

1 comment:

Terri D said...

What a fun place for kids!! You two had a great day and the photos you shared here are wonderful! A day full of great memories, indeed!