Jun 7, 2011

The Louisiana Children's Discovery Center

During our first full week out of school the Millets and I loaded up our various and sundry children and took a quick trip to Hammond to explore the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center.  Molly started off by learning how to milk a pretty realistic cow...
Then the girls tried their hands at a little "Operation," and in Molly's case I do mean her hand...
Aaron was a little more precise with his surgical skills...
The girls really enjoyed playing restaurant in the mini-Middendorfs...
They did have a little bit of a disagreement over who should handle the money...
Ethan was OSHA approved...
Cille loved the toddler area, and Mommy was disturbed by the fact that Stella is now over the age limit for the toddler area...
Casey helped us make good on our goal of keeping Stella in a perfect little bubble...
Molly was a big fan of the slide...
And Stella was right on her heels...
We're going to keep them in these bubbles at least until college...
The big kids then headed to the arts and crafts room.  I feel that the Millet children have an unfair advantage in this area since their dad is an ARTIST and ART TEACHER.  I'm just sayin'...
Here is Cille, finally warming up to Casey.  While she is totally in love with Missy, she is usually a little distrustful of Casey.  Guess he looks suspicious to her...
I think this may have been Stella's first time using scissors...
Back in the toddler area, Cille was all about the train set...
See?
She was even more excited when Aaron joined her...
Stella's masterpiece...
This is how the three girls looked during story time.  The young lady reading the book to them was to the right of the camera, so pretty much NONE of our kids were paying any attention to her...
This exhibit was a cool concept, but actually kind of boring in execution...
We finally made it to Stella's absolute favorite exhibit: the little Columbia Theatre.  She was able to go backstage, pick out a costume, and then perform.  It was JUST LIKE GLEE...
I put Cille down on the floor so I could snap a few shots of the performance, and wouldn't you know that little show-stopper headed straight for the stage where she plopped down and gave me this million dollar grin.  What a ham...
Stepping on the notes made music...
Cille liked it a lot...
Looks like she's dancing, huh?
The big kids enjoyed sprinting through the exhibit...
Molly and Stella visited the costume shop a second time and came back as Mike the Tiger and an LSU cheerleader.  Geaux Tigers!
Stella put on her own puppet show.  The puppet show area was really neat because they had a monitor set up inside the booth so the kids could see their own show as it happened...
Isn't he precious?
Cille really wanted to get in on the act...
I had to include this picture just because I think the look on this poor child's face is priceless.  I have no idea who she is, but she was dressed to the nines and obviously overwhelmed by the force of nature that is the Molly-Stella combo...
Don't worry, little mystery girl.  Sometimes they're overwhelming to us, too...

2 comments :

Emily Raney said...

Cille is just way to cute! You should have put her in one of those bubbles too!! Keep her cute and little too, please!! I can't believe how big she's getting and her dancing skills! Oh My!

Love the strange girl and her face too! Molly and Stella are so stinking cute in their costumes! I love to see the things those two girls come up with.

Our Life Version 4.0 said...

Okay, this is so funny because I just posted a pic of Audrey trying out milking a cow too on my blog. It was a fake cow with water coming out of the udders.
Anyway, this museum looks fun! I like Stella's shirt and Cille's cute smile!