Last weekend, we braved traffic and drove south to San Diego to visit with friends and take Vivian to The New Children’s Museum. I have actually been to the museum before years ago with a friend and her two small children, but Dan had never been there and we were very excited to take our walking and exploring baby there. In fact, I was pretty giddy about it all. Unfortunately, Vivian wasn’t feeling 100% and, at not-quite-one-year-old, she wasn’t all that interested in a lot of the activities. But, we made the most of it and let her walk all around, play in the small-kid area, throw some building blocks around, ride on Rody for the first time, read some books, stare at her cute self in the mirror, make some music, and listen to some music. Our friend, Katie, was presenting in the Banfield Future Vet Program and so we listened to part of her presentation while eating lunch from the museum’s Green Bellies Cafe.
The museum wasn’t so big that it was overwhelming and it did have a lot of fun activities for kids. It will be even more fun to go back to it when Vivian is a little older and can participate in more of the activities (like sand play, painting, sculpting, building, etc.).