A few weeks ago, I met up with Keila of Mommy In Milwaukee, and her two adorable boys, at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Keila is such a kind and positive woman, and I feel so happy to have met her. We’d connected on Instagram, and decided we should probably adventure together at some point.
When we arrived, it was decided unanimously that we should see the dinosaurs first. And I think my kids are officially not afraid of the T. Rex exhibit! It’s always been a huge draw, but the loud sounds and dark lights were pretty intimidating. Not anymore though, we’re officially brave.
At the end of the exhibit, there was a museum volunteer with LOADS of information about dinosaurs. He let us hold real bones, and helped the kids determine which bones were real and which were replicas.
The above picture is of one of my favorite spots in the museum. I love the feeling of being underwater and back in history simultaneously. Oh, and the kids liked it too.
After trying to corral five kids under age four, we headed back to the lobby to have some lunch and regroup. We shared snacks and Keila and I finally had a chance to chat. Turns out we both have a passion for our city, and want to find ways to get people connected. Now comes the task of figuring out how to do that!
Little T was still in school, so I wasn’t able to stay too long. We hung out in the lobby for a bit longer, and talked of wolly mammoths and other awesome natural science.
We also found some stairs behind the wolly mammoth. Which created an amazing loop for the kids to run around. And around and around and around.
Eventually we had to part. It was a short but super sweet adventure, and I’m sure we’ll hang with Keila’s crew again this summer.
And on our way out, S had a pretty epic temper tantrum over the stupid sucker she happened to find in the diaper bag (I love everything about our pediatrician except the fact that they have suckers in the lobby. One accidentally found its way into my bag). Her older siblings were kind enough to sit next to her (totally unprompted) and wait it out.
Thanks to Keila for the great company, and to the museum for allowing me to bring some guests!
Hope summer’s treating everyone well,