Saturday, July 12, 2008

Have we lost our...Marbles?

Today we went to the Marbles Kids Museum downtown. I'd been wanting to go for a few weeks, but all the planets aligned and we made it today. Our last visit was Thanksgiving weekend of 2007.

My plans were almost derailed when I saw that they were opening the new "Olympic" exhibit today. They have an ice hockey area sponsored by the Carolina Hurricanes, and Rod Brind'Amour would be there signing autographs.

We got there a few minutes after opening at 9am, and it was almost empty. We played in the water area first, and then split up for a bit. The girls' favorites were still the grocery store area and the pirate ship.
They did like the Olympic exhibit. Madeleine tried the ice hockey court, but Lily stuck to the balance beam, bean bag toss, and Nerf javelin throw.
Lily's favorite was the appearance by Stormy, the Carolina Hurricanes mascot. She kept running up and hugging him, even while he was taking photos with other families. Eric said Madeleine was not interested in the giant pig. On our way out, there was a guy dressed as a Roly Poly sandwich handing out flyers. Lily gave him big hugs too. But he/she couldn't even see Lily in their range of vision. He/she kept trying to pat her on the head and missed.

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