Money, money, money

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We were blessed with a Fall Break this year. Of course it has it’s pros and cons. One of those pros was that we were able to head out during the week to do something fun.

We were given tickets to the Children’s Museum so the girls and I popped in for a bit. Yes, me alone with three kids in a public place. My head was constantly on a swivel and constantly counting to myself 1-2-3. 

Every area of the museum was seen by the Serious girls, but not all were photographed…you know, living in the moment and all.

We had to check out the new Money exhibit. I think we were the first group of people back there because it wasn’t crowded at all at first. They played in the market. They played with the oversized coins. They counted real money. And, they learned about the real cost of credit (yes, hard to explain to an almost 5 year old, but since we practice what we preach with Dave Ramsey planning, we hope they will understand it one day).

Children s Museum Money

Of course, we had to take a little fishing trip which brought a ton of smiles when a little magnetic fish was captured. 

And, we had to play dress up with the scarves, which to our girls look like shirts and skirts. With no outfit being complete without a construction or firefighters hat. We always seem to end our visit at the ball area. There are so many things going on and so many ways for the girls to interact that they all have a fun time. Once again, though, my head was on a constant swivel making sure all children were accounted for.

We all had a great time. And more importantly, after our morning adventure, all three girls took naps! That alone makes it a total win for me.

We received tickets to the museum. All thoughts are my own.

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22 Comments

  1. My favorite part of the children’s museum here used to be the market (grocery store). Looks like they had a great time. Glad it wasn’t too crowded during the break so y’all got to enjoy. Pretty impressive they have something to teach kids about credit.

  2. Looks like you had a great time! I keep meaning to bring Sawyer to our Children’s Museum! Our library gives us free passes to all the local area museums.

  3. looks like yall had a great time.
    we have not been to the childrens museum here yet…
    need to plan to do that soon 🙂

  4. grandma pat says:

    That museum looks like a LOT of fun. So proud of you for venturing out on your own with 3 kiddos. It’s nice having the 2 olders being old enough to not have to coral as much. Plus they know and understand they need to stick close to mom.

  5. Hahaha that’s so funny. I do the same thing. Where are my kids, 1 and 2 and 1 and 2. That’s place looks like so much fun! I really want to take my girls!

  6. Looks like your girls had lots of fun! I want to take my son to the Children’s Museum soon!!

  7. How cool is that? And to be the first group there? Bonus. We went to a museum in the summer and it was a mad house. I’m glad that you lived in the moment. I think we tend to get worried about taking the perfect shot rather than taking part in the event 🙂

  8. Our children’s museum has a similar area. I think my son would love it! He has gotten into creative play in the past few weeks so it would be a good set up for him!

  9. I have not been to the museum in a while my kids are on fall break this week also and I promised to take them somewhere this week.

  10. It looks like they had a fun time, and yeah… You still have three happy, healthy little girls, so your outing was a success! And nap time for all three? That is a HUGE win!
    I’m so bummed that we moved so far away from the Children’s Museum! I could learn a thing or two about money 🙂

  11. what a fun trip! One of our children’s museums has a fun money exhibit as well!

  12. I love taking my family to a museums. They are so fun and such a great learning experience for young children

  13. We were supposed to go today, but of course things don’t always go as planned. S loved the children’s museum in chicago though.

  14. I need to take my gang to a money exhibit. Sounds like a fun way for kids to learn about money!

  15. That is such a fun way to spend a day! What a great exhibit, and one is never too young to learn about how to wisely use money!

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