Thursday, January 27, 2011


Children's Museum Of Memphis is just one more reason Memphis is great. Emily and I have been dealing with a little bit of cabin fever lately with all these cold, snowy days. We were looking for something fun to do inside besides go to Chick-fil-A or to the gym and had heard great things about CMOM. It was great, but I'll admit, after going to the McWane Science Center in Birmingham in December my expectations were a little higher. There was no shark tank like in B-Ham, but it was still pretty cool.
Here's my little girl ready for a fun day.
Hopefully this is the first and last time Emily is ever in a police car!
Next we moved to the International Paper section:
They had these green screens with different costumes and options for what scene to have, everything from Hurricane reporter to American Idol.
Here's Emily's music video, singing "Since you've been gone."
Moving on to the Beach Boys
Now fishing in the indoor river
And of course it wouldn't be Memphis if Fed-Ex hadn't sponsored an exhibit. So they just donated this front end of a plane! Like, a real plane. So cool! There was a slide in the back like they were dropping packages out of it.
A real, working cockpit
You might not know this but Memphis is the first home of the grocery store! Kroger has sponsored a Grocery store for kids. Miniature everything from carts to fake food to real working registers.

That's my girl! Straight for the ice cream!
Back to the green screen! This time an Indian Princess Sari and a construction hat. Now that's original!
Indian Princess construction worker in a castle. Hmmm...
Now for video twister. Mom got in on this action, but since I was the cameraman, no pictures of that. Thank goodness!
They have a section that changes seasonally with different themes. This month the theme is The Wizard of Oz. Meet The Wizard.

And by noon we were hungry and off to Panera Bread for lunch. I love being a momma. Good times!