Saturday, July 18, 2009

Froggy Visits The Museum of Natural History

Friday, we spent the day at the Museum of Natural History with Grandpa J. The butterfly pavilion, was the main highlight for Froggy. After the museum we hit Olvera Street and met Grandma W. for dinner, listened to a mariachi band and Froggy bought a plastic flute that was incredibly entertaining for the car ride home.

As we walked in the main lobby of the museum, there were two dinosaur skeletons. I said, "Froggy, is that a dinosaur?" She looked at me like a fool and said, "It's a triceratops Mommy."

And tonight while reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Froggy took the book away from me and read it practically verbatim. On the first page, where "a little egg lay on a leaf," there's a picture of the moon. Froggy asked if it was Saturn because it looked like it had rings around it. I said, "Where did you learn about Saturn?," and again she gave me a look like, "Pay attention, lady."

I know, I know, I'm bragging. But I'm so proud that Froggy loves to learn, loves to read and explore, and this world is her oyster...or better yet, the world is her genus Pinctada in the family Pteriidae.

Learning vicariously through my little Frog is even better than the first time around.


Azer's Mom said...

Lol! "It's a triceratops Mom".

Were those the "real thing" fossils? That is so cool!

I love the picture where she is putting the Antlers on. And is that a dinosaur bone Popsicle?

DutchMac said...

Wow, that's pretty cool. Ask my kid if a dinosaur is right in front of him and he'll just roar incoherently at you.

God bless the female end of the intelligence spectrum. :-)