Anyone else getting SO ready for spring? I can't really even complain because this has been a super mild winter in the Maryland region, but it's hard to come up with indoor activities for a toddler on the weekends (stay at home parents, I give you a ton of credit). We've been going to the library, playing with playdough and corn starch goo, making dry ice bubbles (that's all Kevin, I'll have to post a video of it sometime, it's very cool), playing in the bath with bubbles, doing lots of puzzles and drawing, making cloud dough (post coming soon); and we even resorted to an indoor bouncy castle this last weekend (I didn't take any photos- it was a full time job making sure she wasn't going to get trampled, though she had blast).
So, we've been taking full advantage of our membership to the Science Center, which I've talked about plenty on here before. I think we've gone almost every weekend for the last 8 weeks or so? It's only a 10 minute walk from our house, and there's lots of entertainment for both Nora and the adults. :) With two science nerds for parents, Nora is sure to get her fair share of science love growing up!
Nora and Kevin testing their lego building on the earthquake simulator:
They have this awesome water table there! Probably should have put one of those water bibs on her, as her sleeves got pretty wet... live and learn.
One of Nora's favorite things at the Science Center right now? This giant blue crab- which moves if you stand in the right spot.
One negative about going to the same place so often- the two times we went into their Space section, we heard the exact same story from the guide there about how one day Nora would probably see a colony on Mars. While it is kind of cool to think about, I personally think money could be better spent elsewhere- like improving all the environmental issues on our own planet, for one....
They have these super cute mini-NASA outfits for kids. Of course we had to try them out! Ignore Kevin and I and our goofy faces, please. :) We were trying to get her to smile and clearly not succeeding.
Nora's absolute favorite thing though is this tube of air that has a beach ball floating on top of it. She loves catching the ball and putting it back in the air, and then sticking her face in the air... so we've taken a ton of photos, most of which are blurry, but they are too cute not to share.
Two photos Kevin grabbed on his phone on a different trip to the center. The giggley face on the left- heart melt! Right photo: she would get this very dreamy look like she was Kate Winslet in Titanic when she put her face in the air. Made me laugh.