We got up on Sunday morning, had breakfast, packed up the car, and made the drive to Pittsburgh where we met Emily & Kendall who were coming from Cleveland. The children's museum was fantastic! There were a lot of fun exhibits, both for the girls & Todd (I think he might have had more fun than Lucy & Kendall; Em & I looked over at him at one point and he was totally in his own world playing), and Em & I were even able to spend some time together hanging out. Lucy's favorite exhibit was Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (no surprise there) and she spent a lot of the time dressing up as each character. Lucy & Kendall were even able to meet Daniel Tiger! I can't forget about Cece too who was such a trooper and was pretty much just along for the ride. We were at the museum for almost 4 hours and she fussed for just a few minutes when she was getting tired and wanted to go to sleep. We popped her back in the stroller, started walking around, and she was out for awhile.
Em & I with our girls
We started in the Studio where the girls painted, played with clay, and made silk screen artwork
Emily holding Cece while watching Kenny paint
Playing with clay
Cutting out shapes for the silk screen
Our next stop was to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood which was super cute! Lucy was so excited that she just kept running from thing to thing to play with; she didn't want to miss anything!
Mr. Rogers' original jacket and shoes
The character cut outs all talked if you pulled up and down on their arms; Lucy also found the dress up area and put on Katerina Kittycat's skirt
Then, she dressed up as Daniel Tiger...
and finally, O the Owl
When we first got to the museum, we had to sign up for a time slot to meet Daniel Tiger so we headed down to the Theater when it was our turn; while Lucy, Kendall, Emily & I waited in line, Todd sat with Cece
Hugs for Daniel
Lucy holding his hand
The next exhibit we went to was the Attic where they had a gravity room (it was tilted and was kind of like an optical illusion; needless to say, we were falling over and laughing a lot) and some fun slides
Todd found another old pair of Mr. Rogers' shoes
The last exhibit we made it to was the Garage, which was Todd's favorite! There was another slide to go down, pulley systems, parachutes, a car to sit in, and lots of other things to explore that drive or fly
Manually moving the treadmill which then moved a bunch of cranks and wheels above it
Lucy & Kenny driving
Cece after she woke up from her nap
We left the museum around 2:00 PM and before driving home, stopped at Primanti Bros. for a late lunch/early dinner. Once we were done eating and were officially on the rode back home, we only had to make one quick bathroom/feeding (for Cece) stop before getting home just a little before 7:00 PM.
Primanti Bros. is known for their sandwiches which they top with french fries and coleslaw; Todd got a fish & cheese sandwich...
and I got the turkey & cheese sandwich
These sandwiches are massive!
Lucy coloring on the drive home