This weekend the boys and I decided to continue their science experiments they were doing in school through the weekend. Including body wellness, fossils, space, physics, and chemistry.
On Saturday morning we got up early and headed out to Discovery Park to go to their play structure. Along the way we stopped and watched each bird we came across. The most interesting was the woodpecker. We watched it for a while before heading on to get some wiggles out before it got too hot.
While we were there Oliver overcame two fears he had at that play structure. Climbing an odd ladder and sliding down a pole!
We then headed downtown to the Pacific Science Center where we went through and learned all about dinosaurs, body wellness, some chemistry, and physics. We discussed the different types of dinosaurs they had there and the theory that some of them evolved into birds.
Lunch came early as we had a 3D IMAX movie to catch about the cosmos. Several times William and I would look at each other with our mouths open, so surprised about what we learned. It was a great way to spend the day.
And as an added bonus (what kind of daddy day would it be without something odd to report) we got to see two knights dueling on our way to our car. :)
Today started the same as yesterday, we got out to Discovery Park to get our wiggles out while it was still cool. This time, however, I let them lead the way. Allowing us to explore places I had never been before and somehow finding the quickest route from the parking lot we were at to the sand dunes. (Still quite a trek)
Once we had finished playing in the dune for a while, we headed back. But again, I let them lead the way. Trying to help them learn about direction sense and remembering land marks.
Four hours after getting their we finally headed home. It was time for lunch and then, as we promised Oliver earlier today, playing with Legos.
The afternoon sped by and out of nowhere it was time for dinner. Lisa had made a wonderful dinner for us to eat outside. It was a wonderful weekend all around.