Thursday, July 29, 2010

Preppy Baby goes to the Nature Museum

Today my girlfriend and I took the kiddies to the Charlotte Nature Museum. It's located beside Freedom Park which is a beautiful and large park I plan to revisit when it isn't so stinkin' hot! The facility wasn't large but that didn't stop the kids from having fun! There were snakes, turtles, butterflies, baby mice, an owl (or oooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwlllllllllll according to Parker), water table, reading room, slides and tunnels and more! I'm not sure if Parker got anything out of it educationally at this age but I enjoyed visiting a new place and mostly eating Monterray's for lunch while we were on that side of town!

This was obviously going to be a major picture taking outing so I put Parker in the most naturish outfit he has.... a blue gingham crab and starfish jon jon. ha ha... Actually, he has a monogrammed and appliqued T-shirt with a snail that would have been more appropriate but it's in the wash. Darn!

Here's a recap of the pictures, of course!

Pressing buttons to hear what sounds each insect makes and checking out turtles!

Playing with blocks

What a dramatic little ham!

Overall, fun time had by all and I definitely recommend planning a trip there if you have young kids in the Charlotte area! My advice would be to go in the morning when it opens (don't bother with a stroller), wait until about an hour before it closes or wait until Summer camps are over since the facility is SO small and the camp counselors are middle school girls on their cell phones not watching the kids! ha ha I give it 1 1/2 thumbs up for toddler friendliness!
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  1. Looks like fun! There is a Monterray's near Freedom Park??

  2. No. It is actually near CMC Pineville. We took Park road to get there so we passed it on the way home. It just wasn't the same as Clemson's though! I JONES for Clemson's Monterrays. I seriously drove there once while I was pregnant just to eat their cheese dip and dinner #11!

  3. Are you guys living in Charlotte or somewhere in SC? I cannot remember.