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Friday, August 27, 2010

A Day at the Museum

We recently spent a day at The Children's Museum of Richmond at Short Pump. This is the best museum suited for toddlers that I have ever been to. Oia had a blast. Actually, Rob and I did too. We let Oia roam and explore as she pleased. Rob and I were merely her spotters, keepers of her safety. A fairly new thing for us. She navigated the museum with minimal assistance; us mainly assisting or spotting her on steps and unlevel surfaces (mats, ramps, etc). She did great.

There was a Wild Safari Train (which Oia did not care for), a water play area, bouncy whales, a Jack and the Beanstalk themed jungle gym, a 2-tiered pirate ship, a 'sand' box, a toddler garden, a play stage, and a HUGE crafts room for the older kids. The Jack and the Beanstalk jungle gym was Oia's favorite, particularly its slide.

But this was really the way Sassy preferred to go down the slide each time...

Fine with us. It was fun and good therapy all at the same time!


  1. What a DOLL!

    Happy to meet you, I'm Bree, mama to Wyatt (4 years) who does not have a diagnosis but has lots of neuro things going on. Happy life, though! Indeed.

    Love, Bree

  2. Cool! We have a lot of family in Richmond, maybe we'll check out this museum the next time we visit.