Are you ready for a bit of Little Buddy overload? I hope so, we will start off with the saddest picture ever.
This is Little Buddy after his surgery this morning. He is such a trooper. He has a lot of blood on each corner of his left eye and he might be a bit bruised underneath, but that is it. Other than being cranky coming out of the anesthesia he has been just fine. By the time we got home and snuggled for one episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, he was up walking around with his walker and playing with toys. Now he is taking a much deserved nap.
On Sunday we ventured to Great Explorations Children's Museum in St. Petersburg, FL. The company where Little Buddy's Vision Teacher works had rented out the whole museum for 2 hours just for kids with vision issues. Little Buddy had so much fun. He had several favorite areas, the firetruck being a big hit. I remember this truck when my older two boys were little.
He dove head first into the ball pit and came up smiling.
His absolute favorite place was the pretend grocery store. He pushed the cart all around it for the longest time. We could not put any groceries in the cart, he would have none of that!
There were several different areas to play music, a pretend veterinarian with stuffed animals to treat and a place where you could pretend to be a weather forecaster. This museum opens one time a month specifically for children for special needs so they can take their time and not get trampled by other kids, it is a lot quieter too for those with auditory overload. We will definitely be going back.
I remember reading about the crochet reef years ago. I had never seen it in person as my boys were big by that time.
I can't even imagine the amount of work that went into this. The larger areas must be ten feet tall, and very wide. It is really amazing in person.
I am not showing you much of the detail, but trust me it was fabulous.
There was even an area with everything in cream and beige, this is to depict very deep in the sea where there is no light and all the coral and animals have no color.
How fun to have an area where little ones can play with crochet sea life, none of the kids were playing but I sure was.
Hope you are having a good week.