The Queen: Michelle

The Queen: Michelle
I am 28 years old. Still a princess but the queen of my family. Spoiled beyond belief. Lucky and truely blessed. A lover. A crafter. A mother. A wife. A friend. This is me.

My King: Junior

My King: Junior
The LOVE of my life! He completes me and balances me out in every way. He's a workaholic. He's loud, blunt, and crazy. He drinks Monsters like his life depends on it. Above all he is the greatest Daddy I could ever ask for, for my children. And he treats me like his Queen (and he calls me that too).

The Model Child: Diego Ray

The Model Child: Diego Ray
9 years old. My only boy. He is the epitome of the perfect child. He is so responsible and independent. Wise beyond his years. He is laughter, he is love, he is compassion, he is simply amazing. He keeps me grounded and reminds me always that I am beautiful. He is a natural born leader and takes care of the household and family better than me!

The Diva: Alayna Danae

The Diva: Alayna Danae
7 years old. She is drama. My fashionista for sure with a style all her own. Sensitive and loving when she wants to be. Thumbsucker. My biggest headache because she is the most like me. She is the only one who can cause me to become uncontrollably angry. She loves to dance. She loves to model. My bookworm and most academic.

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace
4 years old. This one is something else. She is pure comedy. Never a dull moment with her crazy antics. She is also the crybaby. She does things her own way. She knows what she wants and isn't afraid to be cute to get it. My Disney loving pal. So girly. Her favorite color is pink. Loves Rapunzel. Will wear a dress every single day. Can't leave the house without a bow in her hair. She refuses.

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle
2 years old. My sweet baby. She loves her Mommy above all else. She is a cuddlebug for sure. The calmest most well behaved baby ever! But she has TONS of energy. She is so small and petite. She loves to sing and dance. She so SO ready for ballet and has yet to even step foot in a class. She loves Minnie Mouse and watching Disney Jr. She is hilarious and talks way too much.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Children's Museum of Phoenix

Thanks to my cousin Gianna, my sister-in-law and I took our kids to the Children's Museum of Phoenix. See... she told us that they would be having free admission on a certain Saturday... so I decided I wanted to take my kids and my nephew Ducky (I had never even heard of this place). Jen thought it sounded fun too so made a plan to go.

Upon getting there we circled the parking lot a thousand time because the place was PACKED! To be expected since it was free and all... but we found parking.

Since we had to wait to be let in I decided to take some shots of the kiddos. The building is painted bright green so I used it as a background for my photos.
(Unedited in all their glory... still don't have photoshop installed... I will this week I promise!)


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They also had some employees of the Museum outside blowing bubbles for the kids. They thought it was awesome because they were extra soapy and the kind that don't pop.

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And they were all over the kids hair and stuff...

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(Tallynna captured this of me and Alayna)

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Then we went inside! The place was so cool! I really liked it because it was educational and fun for all ages! And we had from 11 months to 8 years. Pretty much everything inside was recycled somehow. All the activities, the decor, everything! Want to see more on that CLICK HERE.

They had this tube contraption thingy that you could stuff scarves into and then by opening and closes chutes you could change the amount of air pressure going in making the scarf go different directions... and eventually shoot out of a hole.

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Then the kids tried on Shaq's shoes...

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This area was Alayna's favorite. They had a table that looked like a Mushroom with toadstool chairs. In the table were buckets with fake flowers. Then directly beside the table was a "flower bed" with holes for the kids to plant and pull the flowers from. Alayna could have stayed there all day with the basket planting flowers.

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Next we had to accommodate the 2 babies so we went to the infant/toddler area. Also so cute. Just outside was a stroller parking!

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While Arielle was content just crawling around playing with the balls and blocks and such... or tasting them...

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Juanito was all over! He planted flowers (and posed for me looking all innocent) just outside the playhouse.

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And Brianna pretended to nap on the big pillow chairs for babies.

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The last stop was the carwash! Diego said... "Hey my Daddy works at a car wash!" Arielle loved that the best. It was the cutest thing ever! I want my own car wash. LOL

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And that was that! We only got to be there an hour before they closed. We didn't do nearly everything but we did see a lot. There are 3 floors of fun there!

I plan to go back another day early and spend more time there. It was fun for all of us and I know the kids would love to see the rest of it. So we are putting it into our calender and definitely going again.

If you live in Phoenix I definitely recommend it. They also have a painting area where kids can finger paint and such. We're gonna try that next time so make sure they are dressed for that!

Awesome, awesome, place.

4 comments:

EnchantedPixie7 said...

I'm glad you guys were able to go. I wish I had a littler kid to take. They have something similar in Denver. We took Kenny when he was 6, he loved it.

Anonymous said...

I've been meaning to take the kids, since it's free every first friday of the month... but for some reason or another we haven't made it. oh by the way, you hair color is great, it reaaly compliments your face.

Love Vane

Betty Flocken said...

I planned a trip there a few months ago with Grand kids... we just never made it out of the house that day! These are beautiful photos!

Michelle said...

Gianna - Yeah thanks for telling us. It's one of my new favorite places.

Vane - Yeah my friends went on March's first friday and they said it's not worth it to go that night. It's way overcrowded and the kids can't do anything. She said pay the money to go on a regular day. Much better!

Betty - You really need to go! I loved it there. But I like places like that.