Thursday, March 08, 2007

Playtime 03/08/07

We spent today at the Lake View Nature Center in Oak Brook Terrace. Philip had a field trip there, so I grabbed some literature and found out they are open to the public, for free, and they have animals. Kids love animals. I love free. Open to the public is obligatory or we couldn't go.

Philip and I took some pictures of our day.

Like his heart when discovering, broken.

Portrait of the Artists Little Brother #1.

I wonder if he was trying to get the distorted glasses seen through a bowling ball sized ashtray.

Family refrigerator, Artist's accomplishments.

Portrait of the Artists Little Brother #2.

Artist's dinner tray.

Portrait of the Artists Little Brother #3.

The current exhibit at the Nature Center is Sand. Sand, and the animals that live in it. Obviously, that includes these feral, suburban youths. There were a bunch of insect toys in the sand, and every once in a while a child would unearth one and surprise themselves. A few mad dashes out of the sandbox in terror at a millipede.

We were met there by our friend, Ava.

Sand everywhere!

George the rabbit and Patrick.


Team Brennan said...

That looks like so much fun! I want to play in a sandbox with fake bugs. Or real bugs. Whichever.

I cannot wait for warm weather.

dave's cousin lisa said...

Seems like you guys had a great day of exploring!!!! Isn't it great to see from the perspective of a kid? I think I'll let Andrew & Kyle have a stab at a "day in the life of.." photo journey...thanks for the idea :)

Flannery Alden said...

Great pictures! BTW: We had that exact same ashtray! Sadly, it fell to its death last summer. It was the best, coolest ashtray ever. I'm glad it wasn't a one-of-a-kind.

Don said...

Check out the Cosley Zoo in Wheaton - tis be free. Lots of animals for the little ones to pet!! Also in Wheaton - Klein Creek Farm
also free

Phil said...

Thanks Don!