It's becoming an annual tradition that around the twins' birthday we take a little road trip to Amazement Square in Lynchburg. It's a four story children's museum, and they boys enjoy it so much. For the second year in a row, my sister-in-law and the boys' cousins met us there.
They always seem to enjoy the first farm room of Amazement Square the most. Picking veggies and trains. What more could you ask for?
Well, now that you mention it, a cow that could be milked might be kind of a nice addition...
And some rocking horses to "gallop" all around the room would be kind of fun as well.
Later, on the other floors, we found things like chariots to race (note Reid's gladiator armour):
And some boating. I think they were traveling down the Amazon, but I'm not certain. I was too nervous about anacondas to get in.
My favorite part is always the big waterway. A flowing river complete with little boats to float down.
It even has dams you can control with levers to make the water go fast or slow. I think the boys could play with this all day long and never grow bored.
Then there was the bug room. Cousin Grady debated crawling into the bug tunnel, but he couldn't ever quite work up the nerve. He went back to it over and over, but never made it through.
Pierce climbed up into the ant hills. There are so many tunnels that with 3 boys I kept thinking I'd lost one. Fortunately, I never did!
Pierce also discovered that bugs can reside under big rocks, if you only take the trouble to push them out of the way.
Before leaving, Pierce wrote his name on the wall. We're wondering how long it'll stay up there.
Our adventures were followed by lunch at The Depot, and free brownie sundaes for Cort and Reid. It was so much food that they shared with us all. Yum!
The boys are already excited for next year. What's your favorite museum to go visit?