Thursday, 28 May 2009

Arty Farty



We had a great day today at the walker art gallery in Liverpool. Firstly there was the train ride which is always a treat for the big girls, unfortunately the joys of public transport are lost on me. We arrived to meet my cousin and her 18 month old little girl and i was pleasantly surprised at the abundance of activities on offer for the little ones. They had a whole room designated to children with a craft station, dressing up corner, puppet section and lots of computers, puzzles and books, the twins (who i was worried would be a little too young) had a ball. Upstairs in the gallery was another activity station where the big girls got to make their very own photo frame and i even managed to treat myself to a hot chocolate, complete with cream and marshmallows, i even finished it before it went cold, but the best bit was that everything bar the hot choccy was FREE!

After taking a break for a spot of lunch we then headed to the world museum which to be honest was a bit of a let down and a lot of hassle to navigate with a twin stroller and a three and four year old in tow. The highlight of the afternoon was when Fi fondled a roman statue:

"mummy Fifi's touching the old mans willy" - Mimi said excitedly

After me and my cousin had composed ourselves and wiped the tears of laughter away, we quickly vacated the building to treat ourselves to some well deserved ice cream from the van outside.

On the train ride home, exhausted and feeling rather pleased with myself that the museum had been a hit with the girls, Fifi announces to the whole train that Mimi had just said "sexy." A little flustered i told mi not to say such a word, when fi shouts again:

"But mummy she said a swear word, she said sex again."

Kids have a habit of bringing you back down to earth with a bang don't they? I did get a few glances but believe me they have said much worse in public, so again i think that overall the day was a success!

11 comments:

  1. Aww, it sounds like you had a fun day :)

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  2. Wow, there was lots to free things to do for 18 month olds?? I'm there! You should submit this post to the new travel/days out website: havealovelytime.com. As an up-north blogger, I've found it very useful!!

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  3. Hilarious - I never quite get excited enough on the train.

    The 3 year old works himself into a frenzy and shouts at THE top of his voice TUNNEL when the train goes dark making everyone in the carriage leap out of their skin. Unfortunately there are about 4 tunnels on our journey to town.

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  4. Good god! Four girls under 5 - you must be wonderwoman!

    Nothing like a successful day - great post RMx

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  5. I have to say I'm not overly keen on public transport! There's an award for you over at mine xx

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  6. Thanks for the follow too!! I've just started and was getting a bit disheartend that my only followers were my 2 best friends and myself (which I can't work out to remove)!! We sound so similar. Except I have 2 of each and thankfully I had 4 under 7 not 5! Great, funny blog xo

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  7. What a brilliant day out. I'll keep it in mind for when mine are a little bit older, and I'm a little bit braver!

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  8. The Walker Art Gallery is brilliant, and they cater for kids really well. The World museum further down the row is great too.

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  9. Another award for you over at mine. Hope you like it RMX

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  10. Thanks for the lovely comments everyone - and another two awards, wow, lucky me! x x

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  11. 4 girls under the age of 5! You are one supermom, that's for sure! I'm mom to 2 little boys who are 3 and a half and 16 months old. Sometimes, it feels like I'm mom to 10 kids, though. They are that wild!

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