Monday, September 2, 2013

Those Heart Stealing Grandbabies

 Who Ever Wants To Understand Much
Must Play Much
 Here in the United States we celebrate
1st Monday in September as
Labor Day 
 a holiday in honor of the working people.
It's a day off from the regular work week -
 a day to relax and play.
 We spent our holiday
at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix
 with those
heart stealing grandbabies 
of ours.
Children have that unbridled impulse to 
touch
 prod
or poke
 every aspect of the world around them
and this is a perfect place to fill those needs.
 The science exhibits were outstanding.
We learned how control and manipulate light 
through a Stroboscope
 An entire floor is dedicated to understanding and interacting
with exhibits on
 the Human Body
 Noah even experienced what it was like to lay on a bed of nails.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said
It is a Happy Talent to Know How To Play
 Isaak realized he had the strength 
to pull his own body weight.
 And with floor after floor of 
well designed, exciting exhibits,
we learned that the kids were most drawn
to building and creating
 with simple blocks.
 With mommy's help
Kayla would have been content at this table for hours.
 Even Dano showed his creative side.
 "The World is full of magical things, patiently waiting for
our senses to grow sharper" (W. B. Yeats)
Socrates said
"Wonder is the beginning of Wisdom"
These beautiful children seem well on their way.

7 comments:

Carol said...

Oh Nedra they are absolutely precious...they are so grown up...how did that happen? LOL!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

we love going to science museums also with the grand kids - it is fun seeing them discover things isn't it. glad you were able to enjoy the weekend as you did

LynCC said...

It is so fun to take kids to science centers. I like playing with the stations, too. . . :D

Needled Mom said...

What an awesome experience for all and such a great way to spend time with the children.

Gayle said...

What a fun day Nedra! I often take our little Tyce to the Childrens Treehouse Museum in Ogden - it's a hands on kinda place too, and he just loves it. We'll probably renew the membership for his birthday next week.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

How fun! We also love to go to Children's Museum. They are meant to touch and explore there. Looks like a wonderful day was had by all.

Material Mary said...

Beautiful family Nedra.
Mary