May 02, 2005

A Lion, Some Tigers and Water...Oh My!

On Saturday we visited the Museum of Discovery and Science for its Wild Safari weekend. We saw two baby tigers, a lioness and a Miami Metro Zoo cheetah. Between the live animals and all of the interesting exhibits, Kate didnít know where to run to next. We also gave the Wild Safari 3D movie a try. She didn't sit still for very long, but for the few things she did see through her 3D glasses she was quite amazed. I saw her reach out to grab an animal twice. It was pretty comical.

Anyway, Kate's quite fast these days so taking pictures can be a little difficult. Luckily I got a few while she was still for a few seconds.

Here are Kate and dad playing with the GearHeads experiment while I stood in line for the Cheetah. I always enjoy the focused look that Kate and Ken both get when they are working on something. And notice how that little boy is cheking out Kate. After this picture she went over to his side with a few of her gears to share. Speaking of sharing...one of Kate's favorite words (right now) is, "thank you." She's go out of her way to hand me anything just so she can say thank you. I know. It's a little backwards. She is just used to me and Ken saying "thank you" when she hands us something. And she's actually getting pretty good at saying thank you when we hand her things as well.

And of course Kate couldn't miss the opportunity to play with the fountain in the museum's atrium. A few times we thought she might be going in. Thank goodness Ken grabbed her right in time. Since I'm used to her shenanigans I usually bring an extra outfit to these kinds of outings just in case.
Kate is a real climber these days. After the museum we stopped off at Burger King for lunch. While we were standing in line Kate started to swing back and forth hanging on the metal "line" railing. Apparently those Little Gym classes are working. We have a real iron baby on our hands. And as a side note, Kate started climbing out of her crib a few weeks ago. It's usually around naptime but I think we'll need to start preparing for middle of the night climbs soon too.

Lastly, here are a few pictures of Ken and Kate admiring the 52-foot gravity clock also located in the atrium. They watched the balls swirls around on the tilted rails. As you can see in the pictures Kate also really enjoys saying, "ohhhh."

Posted by Jean-Marie at May 2, 2005 12:08 AM
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