Little T’s school schedule got in the way, so we only got to hang out for an hour at the museum. And as it turns out, an hour is not enough time to get to know a new person, guide your twin two-year-olds through an art project, and keep your baby from putting scissors in her mouth and bonking her head on the marble floor.
To add to the business of the morning, I happened to run into two friends and two MAM employees who we really enjoy. Our MAM friend Jim chatted with us about the summer (Play Dates with Art don’t happen during the summer, and we didn’t make it to the museum much when it was nice out) and how big the kids have gotten since we last saw each other. And Shannon, who works specifically with the Education/Kids/Family programs, told us about the new and exciting changes (the art studio is now open during the week AND has moved near the lobby! Stop by the studio behind the Chihuly piece).
And while we’re on the topic, you should know that the museum is under some major construction/renovation/remodeling. Click here to see what’s still open and what’s closed until next year.
The project was really cool, and I was surprised how eagerly Little A wanted to roll ink on to her roller and make the feather print all by herself. Now that I write that, though, I have no idea why I was surprised she wanted to do something ALL BY HERSELF. We made prints of feathers on some fabric, and then cut our the feathers and attached them to elastic to create wings. Because of the limited time and large quantity of small children in my group, I more or less assembled the wings for the twins before we heard the guitar beckoning our names.
Music time started and we made our way to grab some instruments, sing some songs, and dance around.
And before I knew it, we had to leave to get Little T from school.
We’re looking forward to coming back for more MAM events, and seeing more friends while we meet new ones. Our trips to the MAM will change a bit while it’s under construction, but there’s still plenty for us to do while we wait.
Stay warm, folks!