Our friends Katie and Alex have passes to OMSI, so they invited me, Jace and Mary to come up to Portland and enjoy one of my first days as a stay-at-home-mom.
Alex and Jace thought this vacuums and balls room was really cool.
Katie helping Jace shoot a ball from a tube.
Jace and Mary.
Another room had all sorts of fun stations for the kids to play at. Jace LOVED the water tables…
…but he thought the water was for drinking. After I stopped him from treating it like a drinking fountain, he would scoop it with his hands and suck it off his fingers.
SO we went and played in a ball pit for a while instead.
Alex spent just about the whole time play in a squirrels exhibit, collecting nuts and putting them in a nest.
And posing in a giant tree.
Jace also thought the giant sandbox with big tractors was pretty great.
As we were getting ready to leave he noticed a big block station and went back and forth between it and…
…a giant steering wheel (it was attached to a propeller above him, but he never noticed that).
Heading back to the car and having fun jumping with Mary and Mommy.
Checking out the trains on the tracks by the parking lot.
He has officially mastered the cheesy smile for pictures.
Me and my dear friend Katie at McDonalds for ice cream before heading home.