Chapter 101- Play Date With Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum


Since we spent a month doing such exciting things as coloring on boxes, wearing finger puppets on our toes, and taking pictures of Rescue Bots, it’s been pretty quiet around here.

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The Storm house was hit hard with the flu among other awesomeness, and there was literally a full week where we didn’t leave the house.  However, the girls got Frozen dresses which lightened the mood considerably as it facilitated some serious dancing.


But then…people got better!  We took our opportunity to adventure and it happened to be on a day that the MAM offered Play Date with Art.


Half the reason we went to the art museum was because it was a below zero day (no school for Little T) and they have a heated parking lot.  PLUS, members get to park for free during the month of January and May.  Check out the benefits you can take advantage of while the museum is under construction.  Anyway…we stopped at our favorite white wall to take a photo, then headed upstairs to the lobby for art and music!


The project was to create a landscape picture, and the kids jumped right in with their friends and started coloring, cutting and pasting.


And thanks to Sesame Street, this dude picked up a piece of paper and said “Mama, is this a hexagon?”.   Why yes it is!


Bigger kids in our group used oil pastels and glued frames on their pictures, while the littler kids dabbled in that project and ended up on the ground with crayons in some sort of twin coloring train.

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After the kids showed off their artwork, we sat down for some music and marching.  We got to use instruments and sing and dance/march around the lobby.

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And we also did some interpretive dance/mild wrestling, or whatever’s going on in the picture above.


My friend Margo snapped a shot of me and all my kids for posterity.  Because as you can tell, it’s pretty hard to get all of them together and looking at the camera smiling, so any shot where we’re all in the frame is amazing.


When the play date wrapped up, we set up shop in the cafe to eat our PB&Js, string cheese and fruit.  Lunch bunch, yo!


So from us to you, we hope you had a great holiday season.  And if you didn’t, we feel ya.  But whenever time and health are on your side, there’s always an adventure waiting to be had.

A. Storm



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  1. jamie says:

    Amber, I love your writing style and humor! Awesome white wall photos!!!