Saturday, February 18, 2012

Field Trip to Marbles

So again, one of the greatest things about Duke is its program for the spouses/partners/families of the MBA students called Fuqua Partner's. A sub-group of that is Fuqua Families, which as I mentioned in my previous post, I am a co-chair for. We have a party every term, a field trip every month, and little activities in between, which are always so fun. The best part of being in charge is we get to choose what we do. Luckily the previous chair, Stacy, did an amazing job and we are pretty much copying everything she did :)

Anyway, so our first trip was to Marbles Kids Museum. This is an amazing museum for kids with SO much interactive play it just blows my mind. We had a great turn out and fun was had by all. So here are a few pics of my kiddo's there.

Ruby playing in the ambulance truck

Lyla was funny at the museum. She would just find a spot and just sort of sit there contentedly, whether it was a car or a boat. She just seems fine doing her own thing. Just another thing that she and Ruby are SO opposite on!

Lyla in the boat.

They have a section where you can shop for groceries with shopping carts and then buy it at the register, and the take it to this full blown kitchen. You have to see it to believe the amazingness of it.

The girls at the register.

My AMAZING co-chair, Haley, and her daughter Izzy. I love this picture!

Me and the Rubester

The girls on these balancing surfboards. Notice Lyla's extreme concentration...

Ruby is a bit mischievous and when she realized that I would quickly take her out of the basketball section where there are about 5-6 hoops in this small circle and a bunch of little kids trying to shoot basket's. I'm not a paranoid mom but when she stands under the basket and just laughs, she is asking for trouble! She kept returning to the danger zone despite my best efforts to keep her from them and so I finally embraced it and thought she would just have to learn on her own. Luckily, she didn't get hurt.
Rube with her "basketball".

Lyla and Izzy not sure how to cross each other on the steps.

Ruby had a great time being tickled by Izzy.

Overall, our field trip was a total success!!! Thanks to all who came!

4 comments:

Jonathan and Laura said...

That museum looks awesome! I really wish we had one here like that!

Haley said...

You did such a great job with this field trip thanks for all your planning - and then for taking tons of great pictures!

Stacy said...

Wow, can we take a moment to laugh at Stacy in the background of the surfboard picture with her garments TOTALLY hanging out the back? Whew, someone tell me next time! LOL

Dale, Julie, Jaxon, Britta, and Max said...

Ruby looks so old here! Crazy!