by mimi


Walker is fond of picking up key phrases of ours. Frequently we hear “You don’t see that every day,” which can be used for a very broad range of things. In this case, I think it’s appropriate to describe the video below (Gigi, you will need to go to the blog to see it…) from our first visit to San Francisco’s incredible Exploratorium museum.

We had a great time at the Exploratorium and it reminded me of summers past when I hung out as a 13 year old with my cousin Jane and her college-age friends. It was SO FUN! I just walked in and went to the Tactile Dome whenever I wanted. I took a few rides on the swing that hangs from the ceiling of the incredibly tall building (which very few folks know about) and would gag when Jane had her required cow eye dissection duty (which they still do each hour). But now, I get to see the museum through the eyes of a four year old who loves to bang on the xylophones in the sound proof rooms and see how water reacts to sound waves and how the sand from Ocean Beach creates “hair” on really big magnets.

Related Posts

  • You finally went to sleep on what you called “Birthday Eve.” Your presents have been wrapped. Your room has been decorated. I can’t avoid it anymore. You’re going to be double digits. In just 9 hours, you want to have a family kiss to usher in your actual anniversary of your birth. Your heart is […]

  • Pure joy. Please don’t forget the feeling you had when you taught yourself to ride your bike. You were bored. I was cleaning the Community Room the day after the big Flea Market. Daddy was loading the car for a run to Goodwill with the unsold items. There were a few bikes and you got […]

  • Mr. Pie. You are a confident little guy and I believe you will mature into a confident young man. But sometimes there will be periods of confusion and self-doubt. These can be hard times. It will be easy to become overwhelmed by these thoughts as they creep through your brain, finding places to take root. […]

  • Kindergarten. DONE. First tooth. GONE. Little Ninjas. GRADUATED. Reading. YUP.   I can’t ignore it, my little Walker-Pie is growing up and it feels like he’s going to be heading off to college in no time (although I do wish he’d wait or he will be Community College bound…) This year has flown by. Walker […]