February 13, 2011

A Saturday in Cleveland

So after a couple weekends in a row of working/working to get get our house ready for the baby we decided that even though it probably wasn't the most responsible plan SCREW IT. We needed a fun family adventure more than we needed to get anything on our Giant List 'O Shit to Do done. So we spent the day here:
Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Planetarium. Pic from here.
My brother and his wife got us a membership there for Christmas this year and this was the first chance we've had to go.  First up we went to this month's Kid's Show at the Planetarium:  Giants in the Sky.  It was really, really cool.  I highly recommend it.  However most of the stories of the constellations are based on Greek Mythology.  So the poor dude running the show had to keep explaining "these are just stories, this isn't real" because mythology?  Not exactly the tamest subject for the under 10 crowd.
Pictured: a whole lot of incest and woe.
Our daughter loved the show.  She walked in, pointed out the moon, and then told me matter of fact STARS.  YEAH.  We've been to a planetarium once before.  Kid remembers everything.  She sat still and was quiet throughout the show (whew)....  Until we learned about Ursa Major and Minor.  Then she screamed out BEARS!
D'oh.  But at least it made sense.
Then it was off to the Main Event:
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
Which she reacted to by running around like a crazy person pointing and saying RAWR, TAIL, CHOMP, WHATSTHAT in a blur of red hair and sparkles.
Natural History Museum

And yes. She picked out her outfit herself. I've pretty much resigned myself to every photo of her taking during this time period to be in her OHWOW skirt.  Or her RAWR (dinosaur) pj's.  

I think her fav. of the day, though was looking out the window at the DUCKIES
Natural History Museum
There was even a robin hanging out with them.  Isn't that supposed to be the first sign of spring?  
Natural History Museum
He's standing on a giant block of ice.  Not very reassuring.
I even remembered to get a family picture to prove that I was there (as the one who usually works the camera we have a million pictures of Matt with her.  It's like I don't exist. Right.)
Natural History Museum
Not too shabby.  Even if it looks like the T-Rex is going to CHOMP Matt.
After our fun at the museum we hit the point where we needed YUMS stat.  So we stopped at Mi Pueblo for lunch.  Have you had their Mole sauce?  Because, dude, so, so, delicious.  Also delicious?  Xiango.  Yeah I'd never heard of it before either.  Until the chef sent our daughter one because she was so cute and well behaved.  Uh huh.  She gets free desserts b/c she's cute.  
Natural History Museum
I can't say I disagree with him.
Not only free dessert but cheesecake wrapped in dough, fried, and then covered in ice cream, strawberry and chocolate sauce.  I think she would have licked the plate if we let her:
Natural History Museum
Mommy and Daddy might have considered it, too.
All in all a wonderful day.  We're going to pay for it a bit today, though.  Which means I need to stop with the procrastinating and get to the dye pots.  Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Hey, she already has an eye for fashion. The blue in the skirt, the blue in the sweater...and of course the daring quality of sparkles with stripes.
    I wish I was cute and little and got free desserts...

  2. I just love her fashion sense! She is so stinkin' cute!!!

    OK my word verification is realips....weird

  3. Anonymous10:31 AM

    The shoes are great, too! - ConnieB


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