Saturday, February 18, 2012

Entertaining Sora

Sora started swim lessons awhile ago, and we've been spending more time in Green Bay lately because of it. For some reason, I am finding myself with a substantial amount of time to kill in the "big city" with Sora before our evening class. Here are a few of the things we've been up to.

Playing at the mall. This totally stresses me out - all those kids and very few toys. 

A wonderland of climbing at the local thrift store. 

The children's museum is set to open in April, and I am counting down the days. In the meantime, we did visit the regular museum. Sora was just mediocre on it, but since she was free and I was only $5, it was a pretty good value. She did love being in charge of the rock quarry.

 Building a rock wall.
Exploring the Moneyville exhibit. Judging by the prices she had me set on her produce, she does not understand the finer points of the retail experience.
 She was a slightly better bank teller. We actually got to make money with our faces on it and create our own coins using crayon rubbings. Both of these were way cooler for me than for her.
 And of course, back to the rock quarry for a few more dump trips before we headed off to swim class.
Starting Monday, Sora and I will be doing a new swim/gymnastic combo class. It will be interesting to see how it goes. Sora is starting to slowly get over her fear of strangers, and has actually started kind of interacting with strange adults and kids at various times. The first week of our last swim class, Sora spent most of her time glaring at the teacher and complaining that we couldn't use all the toys right away. Hopefully now that she has one class under her belt, she'll be a more patient and accepting student.

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