Chapter 57- Milwaukee Public Museum & Milwaukee Public Market


On Saturday I went on a Special Date (or “Feshil Date” as she says) with Little T.  We put on our sunglasses and headed to the Milwaukee Public Museum’s theater and planetarium to see the 40 minute long movie “One World, One Sky” (hosted by Big Bird, Elmo, and their Chinese friend Hu Hu Zhu).

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After stopping for a quick photo with the mammoth, we headed to the theater.


Little T and I were both surprised and slightly disoriented to enter in the dark (because yes we were a few minutes late).  The best way I can describe the Dome Theater is that it’s like an egg.  The stadium seating is very steep, and the enormous screen stretches above and behind you.  Pretty intense.


The film was great, and perfect for a 4 year old.  Sesame Street characters, the concept that we all see the same sky above us, no matter where we live, and incredible visuals of the moon and stars.  I was sold.  I can’t wait to go back and watch more science films on this screen!


Because it was a special date, Little T got to choose what we did next.  She wanted to head to the exhibits and see butterflies, boa constrictors, and dinosaur bones.


That day was a special event in the Streets of Old Milwaukee exhibit, where docents were dressed in costume, dancers performed, and a few other things happened which we didn’t see.  But the old timey theater was open and we stopped in to watch some old cartoons, and some George Méliès films.




We walked around a little bit but our time was limited and our stomachs were hungry, so we headed down the escalator and decided where to eat.  Little T wanted either noodles or a PB&J sandwich, so we decided on Mexican.



We headed to the Public Market to share some nachos at Margarita Paradise.  A nice guy named Marco served us our delicious food and drinks.  Little T had Fanta for the first time and pretty much thought she was in heaven.



The morning was so enjoyable.  Spending one-on-one time with my kids doesn’t happen too often, so when it does we savor every moment.  When we were leaving the market, I asked her to recap our morning.  And you know what she said?  “Everything is just so cool, Mama”.  Right you are, babe.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mamas out there…keep on doing an amazing job!

What do you have planned for Mother’s Day?  Or, what do you dream about doing if all the stars align (I won’t judge if you say that you just want to be alone, because I know alone time is pretty hard to come by)?

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  1. Carolyn says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Amber!

  2. Mom says:

    Thanks for being you, your best yet.


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