When it comes to certain things, I have very selective, specific (perhaps somewhat snobbish) tastes. For example–I love zoos but not museums. I love exotic animals but not pets. I love giraffes and elephants and gorillas and such but not snakes and fish and birds so much. I love biology, but not chemistry, meteorology, engineering, earth and/or space science, or botany.
But a good friend (and her adorable children) can make even SCIENCE fun!
We (Liz, Cole, Aidan, Nina, and I) had a delightful day at COSI (Center of Science and Industry). I especially liked getting in free. Especially-especially the part where I handed them my teaching certificate that expired in 2001 and says “Marla Yoder” on it, and they waived my $12.95 admission fee because I’m a “teacher.”
We saw Oceans! and Progress! and Frogs! and Gadgets! and Life! and Rat Basketball! Cole and Liz took apart a computer. Nina held a Madagascar Cockroach. We ate a yummy Liz-packed lunch (after SCRUMMY Liz-made Sticky Buns for breakfast). We experimented with all manner of gadgets. And giggled like we were back in Earth and Space Science class circa 1996. We used old telephones and tapped out Morse Code. We learned some interesting (and juicy) Frog Facts that I documented for the Zoo Book. We played an organ that plays human noises (burps, toots, coughs) instead of notes. We watched people get shocked and their hair stand up on end. We took a bunch of elevator rides and survived a meltdown or two-ish.
What a great day! Then Liz treated the kiddos to McFlurries (we brought 2 back for Liv and Ave), and stopped at Pei Wei to pick up chicken lettuce wraps (the kids ate corn dogs). Liz had never been, and it was RIGHT by McDonald’s, and it seemed almost wrong not to stop. Then we all went to Livi and Ava’s soccer game (they won 6-0—wooooo!). Then our friends went home. Boooooo!
And now about that marital arrangement thing. We’ve had several offers already for Nina’s hand in marriage. And ever since she and Aidan met a couple weekends ago, he kind of jumped out of nowhere to the top of the list. A lot can change in 30 years though.
Just waking up (from separate beds/rooms).
Dr.Taviano and Dr. Wrigglesworth
Fun with H2O!
And all 5 of the kiddos on their way out the door to the bus stop with Gabe. I’m seeing a future for Cole and Ava too… (more pics from COSI on Word Sabbath Sunday) Thanks for the funnest time, friends!
So, do any of you already have your kids’ spouses picked out?