Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Year's at noon

The Portland Children's Museum holds a countdown to the New Year at noon on New Year's Eve. A creative idea considering most kids don't make it to midnight to partake in the real countdown and celebrating that follows. We had our carpets cleaned that morning and needed something to do outside the house, so off to the Children's Museum we went...

Radio Disney was the entertainment in the main lobby area, they had face painting, a hat making station, and all the regular activities open as well. There is a special Bob the Builder exhibit up right now, which is what caught our kids' attention most. They enjoyed "driving" some of the construction vehicles and dig in the "dirt" with trucks and wheelbarrows. Riley and Tyson enjoyed the Bob the Builder area so much, that we actually missed the noon countdown- but it was still a fun way to spend some quality time with our children!

Cutest little construction worker I've ever seen...
Tyson is pretty obsessed with driving... so he was in heaven!
They had fun filling the wheelbarrow and the trucks with the rubber dirt

* I'm actually thinking that would be a fun party idea. Throw a little New Year's party for the kids and countdown at noon... all the benefits of a great New Year's celebration, without the cranky kids who are up past their bedtime! Hmm... maybe next year!

1 comment:

Babyfro said...

Wow, that sounds like a fun idea. Wish we had something like that here.