Monday, July 21, 2008

In His Element

As I've mentioned before, Matthew can be pretty expressionless when I take him on outings. I know he is having a great time, which he expresses in the car ride home, but he appears very stoic as he "takes it all in." Well, today was quite different. We visited the children's science museum, and M was livin'large! He was quite animated (though you can't tell by the photos), interested in everything, and went off of his own to explore in the "kneehisci" section (totally out of character for him).

We tried to emulate an experiment once we got home, but M was determined that the hair dryer was only for drying hair and not for blowing balls.


edited2add: Ok, while at the museum today I made the executive decision to delay M's naptime because he was having so much fun. I am usually pretty strict about his sleeping just because we have had such a rough go of it. But I was like "Lighten up, it will be fine!" And so we stayed. And so he napped later than usual for his morning nap. And so he wouldn't go to sleep for his afternoon nap but instead fussed and cried. And so he had to go to bed early. And so............

10 comments:

Andrea said...

AHHHH! That's my boy!
I love a good "Hand's On" Museum, myself! Great Pictures. I love the one of him waiting for the ball. :)

A

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

That is so fun! Nap time is so hard to plan around. The morning nap always gets in the way, but is SO important. I am with you! I am impressed that M still takes a morning nap.

mommy24treasures said...

oh Matthew is adorable! I love his serious looks.
I have a hard time getting off routine too.

Just Us said...

Sorry, been out of touch...we all have been sick for the past month. Booo.

Great place you got there. M looks so interested in the exhibits taking it all in trying to figure out how it works : ). Smart boy!! Kristie

kari said...

you have a smartie pants on your hands. i can't believe how interested he is at all the stations. sorry about the nap thing- it's always so hard to tell what might happen-bummer......

miss you guys :(

Hauswife said...

How cool is that?! I'm so glad you had such fun! And, yeah, missing naps always seems to throw off the rest of the day. It's just like jet lag, don't you think?

Rebecca said...

I think you took your lil Mensa boy to the right place. I can totally see him getting into the museum. Maybe he'll be a scientist, Tish!!

And ya know, maybe the nap thing wouldn't be such an issue if you would just CHILL. Hahahahahaha.

R

Yvonne Crawford said...

I love those kinds of places - so much fun!

Jenna said...

Tish, This post made me think of Sawyer....he's my serious one. I never get a reaction out of him. At two years old, he LOVED Sesame Street, so we splurged on tickets to take him to see Sesame Street Live! Well, all the other kids were dancing, singing, pointing. Sawyer never cracked a smile or left our laps. Then, in the middle of this loud show, he FELL ASLEEP.

He's SUCH an observer, but the coolest thing is as Matthew gets older and can talk, he will AMAZE you with the things he knows everything about or that he remembers or that he HEARS (often when you don't mean for him to)or that he understands. He's a ponderer (that's our term for it anyway), and I have loved watcing Sawyer be so thoughful about life now that he talks enough for us to get glimpses of what's going on in his head now and then. :)

Then, there is Chloe.....just wait till your daughter comes home....girls are just a different breed! :) We called home this morning to tell the kids we were going kayaking and swimming with sea turtles. Sawyer said, "Really?" But, Chloe, my little 2.5 year old exuberant, lover of life said, "Oh my gosh, that sounds likie FUN!" I was just laughing at how different these two are. (And when we took her to see Sesame Street Live, she was a dancing, singing machine! :)

PS- Saw no sea turtles and Scot got VERY sea sick. That was a bust! :)

Tami said...

Nathan was/still is my 'observer' so I can totally relate...and believe me, there's nothing wrong with that!! Nathan replied to a comment by a boy that he doesn't "talk" too much....his reply was, "I find I listen better, when I'm not talking". Hhmmm......