Dinner in the Dark


Sorry for the lack of dinner post last night.  I could feel a migraine coming on, so I ended up shoving in a veggie burger and a bunch of snacks in the dark because I didn’t want to cook under the fluorescent light of our 1980’s kitchen.

Despite not feeling well in the evening, I had a great day.  I started with classic oats, nut butter, honey, and banana along with more creme brulee coffee.

Since it was my last day babysitting one of my boys, we made the trek into downtown Boston to visit the children’s museum. There’s a lot to look at in the area around the museum, so we tend to take our time on the short stroll from south station.

Arthur is perched on top of the museum to welcome all the children.

The line was pretty long, but we got to skip it!

The children’s museum in Boston is awesome; I would have LOVED it as a kid. Our first stop is always the train room. Notice it’s all males. My guy tends to spend most of his time in this room protecting his train from grabby kids and observing everyone else. People watching is fascinating.

Then we made shadow puppets…

And took control of the cockpit.

This airplane always reminds me of the kids area that I used to play in as a child at the Raleigh-Durham airport.

My favorite room is Arthur’s kitchen.  The vintage stove looks a lot like the one in my childhood house…

Because it was my last day, I let the little guy pick out a something from the gift shop and he chose a space shuttle. He held it tightly on the train ride home and carried it around with him all day:)  I’m going to miss him sooo much, but I’m glad to be moving on to other things!

My back was pretty bad all day, but seems to be doing better now. I’m wondering if it could be due to hours hunched over my computer screen every night?  I took today off from exercise because, in the words of a 4-year-old, “If your back hurts, never run.” I’m thinking I need to get away from the computer for a while (except, of course, to blog!), so it’s a good thing Matt and are going on a romantic getaway on Friday…

  • Mom
    September 2, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Love Arthur on top of the museum! Marc Brown, who writes the books, lives in Boston. Here’s a link to a cool interview with him:


  • Sharon
    September 2, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    cute museum! looks like alot of him. and OH HAI to the big Arthur 🙂

  • Sharon
    September 2, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    oh dear me. *looks like alot of fun.

  • Theresa @ This is my Hungry Face
    September 22, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I’ve just been catching up on your blog, and I have to say that the oven in that kitchen is the EXACT oven in the new (to-me) house I just moved into!

    I would have loved this museum as a kid, too. 🙂

    • Laura
      September 23, 2010 at 10:00 pm

      It’s pretty new to us as well because our landlord had to replace the old one. I like it so far!