It is so cliche, but my, how time flies! We decided that instead of bestowing our child with surplus toys, we would spend the day together and just have a good time as a family.
It was a great idea.
We started at the Creative Discovery Museum. Braeden was too little to get a lot of it, but it is such a cool place! We will definitely take him back when he's a little older. The first thing you do is play in the water. They have a series of mini-locks, dams, and all kinds of fun water activities. Above this is a play gym big enough for adults. I didn't think we'd get Bebo out of this room. After that, it was a blur of him running from one station to the next.
Then we decided it would be cool to see Deep Sea 3D at the Imax. I'd never seen a 3D movie, and it was only 45 minutes, so we thought Braeden would do well. He was a little freaked out by the noise, and we couldn't get him to wear his glasses. Still, he didn't cry and run away screaming, either.
By then, the sky had clouded over somewhat and a breeze had begun blowing (it's been unusually hot for March), so we tromped over to the Aquarium to play in the fountains out front. I snapped a couple hundred pictures (not an exaggeration) of Jeff & Bebo splashing and chasing each other.
It was a fun day. I would much rather play together as a family than spend 20 minutes opening more toys that he didn't need. This will be a much more memorable day.