Yesterday, while Kansas City was buried in snow, we got a whopping 5 inches. I'm not bitter or anything! The roads here were kind of slick but they plow well. So while all the schools in KC were closed, ours were not and I found myself sliding my way to drop Aaron off to preschool. Ethan and I had a special mommy date planned at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. I was sure they would cancel it but apparently it takes a blizzard to cancel things here.
I was more than thrilled we made it. We have never gone to story time at the Nature Center s there is usually a wait list and I was expecting them to read a book or something. I was wrong. When we first arrived they had the kids sit on a carpet of the Earth and pretend to put on space suits. The lesson was all about Mars. Then they were given "Soda Straw Rocket ships" to launch at a globe of Mars that one of the assistants held up - count down and all. Ethan loved it! I found myself feeling a little guilty that I couldn't bring Aaron as our boys are really into rocket ships and yelling "blast off!" We launched our rockets and then hopped (there's no gravity in space) to the next room which was decorated like Mars. The kids sat in a circle and learned preschool type facts about the big red planet and then it was time to visit some stations.