March 26, 2012

Day at the museum - part II

Part I is here.

The cool thing about this particular museum is that there are tons of dinosaur skeletons on display.  Many of them are cast, life-size replicas, but some of them are actual dinosaur bones found in our state or region.  There's a giant fossilized femur from an actual dinosaur that visitors can touch!  (Or bite, as the case may be.)

Somebody should really teach that child how to behave in public...

And while I'm on that topic, here are a couple photos that perfectly encapsulate the ridiculous notions siblings seem to hold about fairness. 

Here are some cool dinosaur pictures.  The first one illustrates why I don't swim in natural bodies of water.  You never know what might be lurking down there! 

This one is a prehistoric bear.  Which illustrates why I don't go walking in the woods alone.

There were other exhibits, but they weren't as cool as the Hall of Ancient Life. So we had to entertain ourselves. The kids were (predictably) fascinated with the mammoth statue's giant penis. Particularly when other, smaller kids mistook it for an udder...

In this next one, Shrinky Dink and I are fixing our hair so we can look hot in our BFF portrait.

Did it work?

That one illustrates why our children don't know how to behave in public.

I will leave you with this picture of Shrinky Dink in mid-laugh.  I love this one.  It totally cracks me up.  And I think it's a good accompaniment for her quote of the day.

"The older I get, the more I look like Ms. Frizzle."
~Shrinky Dink


  1. what a nice, exuberant and cheerful thing to wake up to this morning! i wish i could come and have fun with y'all. btw, i think it's beyond reasonable to not want to swim in natural bodies of water. in fact, why Would you swim in there at all? bleck.

  2. Hey Danielle,
    I know you read all these before posting them -- so I guess I'll use this as an email (: Just wanted to let you know that I did (finally) repsond to your comments. But what I really wanted to say was that it was such a cheerful pick me up the particular morning thisweek that I opened my email and saw all your comment love in my inbox. Thanks!!!! You rock.