Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"Come on, Vamanos!"

We went to the McWane Science Center
to have dinner with Dora and Diego.

Here are our pictures from the night.
If you are ever in Birmingham, Alabama I highly recommend it!
After we got our tickets, we went upstairs to have dinner.

These are the items you get
to help you with your scavenger hunt.
A trusty compass and magnifying glass.

There was a long line to get food,
but the kids were able to play nearby while we waited.
Does anyone remember this scene from "Big"?

Trying to intimidate the scavenger hunt competition.

Dinner included caesar salad, macaroni and cheese, fruit salad,
chicken fingers, cheeseburger sliders, cookies, and drinks.
It was perfect for adults and kids alike.

My brother and his family.
Chad, Jenny, Teagan, and Taiden

My sister and her family.
Tiffany, Mikey, Huett and Sam

They have a new preschool area.
These are some pictures of the new stuff.

I just liked this picture, because I am a nurse you know!
Watch out!
Sam is behind the wheel.

How can I help you?
The other preschool area is really cool too
It's called, "Just Mice Size".
Everything is oversized.
Flowing water activity table.

Puzzle anyone?

Meow...watch out little mice!

We did a little role playing.
I was Ava's alien captive who she was going to have for dinner.
I escaped.
Bed of Nails!
Princess and the pea, this was not. And finally, after playing through the McWane Center,
We made our way back up to see Dora and Diego.
Ava wanted to sit by Diego instead of Dora...go figure!
What a fun night we had. A very unique experience. It was great to go through the exhibits and play areas without having huge numbers of people crowding you out. Usually there are large groups of churches, preschools, or field trip students.

I also got to hold my new niece Taiden for the first time. She is two and a half months old, but they are sticklers about not doing much with baby until they are pass the two month mark. Its kind of a bummer, but I wasn't going to be the one to go over there and get that sweet baby sick. Anyway, it was worth the wait. She is just precious!

If you get a chance to go to something like this in your area, I highly recommend it! We had a fun, family time. Archer would have enjoyed it, but I left him at home with my mom this time. I had my hands full trying to keep up with Ava all night long anyway!


  1. I am glad you all had a great time and that Teagan got to enjoy some fun time with her cousins!!! Me and PawPaw and Archer and Charlie will have to go next time so the trip would be complete with the entire family!

  2. How did I not know about this until it was over? Henley would have loved this! I loved the back packs....so stinking cute. For real though, you and Tiffany are going to have to let me in the loop on stuff like this. Looks like ya'll had a great time!

  3. Hello!

    Wow! It looks like a good time was had by all. Our boys would have loved to see Dora and Diego! I knew right away from the title of your posts that

    A.) You had children
    B.) It had something to do with Dora :)

    We came across your site through the FF and decided to follow your blog. We are looking forward to reading more of your posts. Come on over and visit us when you get a free moment. Have a fabulous day! <3