Sunday, September 26, 2010

Big Wheels

Our local children's museum, EdVenture, was having a special outdoor exhibit for one day only called Big Wheels. We thought it would be fun to take Michael. Todd stayed home with Katie while Michael and I went to the exhibit.

We got there a little after 11:00 and went inside the museum to get our tickets. We met some friends there and all headed outside to see the trucks. Of course, it was another hot day and I think the temperature was pushing 95. Thankfully, some of the trucks were in the shade of the parking lot!

Michael got to sit in the cab of several different types of trucks, such as the recycling truck, crane, cement mixer, and Army truck. He also got to sit in the shovel on a front loader. I didn't realize just how big the shovel was! They also had a hydrogen fuel cell bus and Michael got to sit in the back as well as the chance to "drive" it. At each truck, there was an employee who drove it and explained how it all worked. There was also a trash truck and an emergency vehicle. Underneath a tent toward the end of the exhibit, there was a sandbox with small Tonka dump trucks and front loaders. Michael and his friends seemed to find this to be one of the most entertaining things to do.

We stayed for about an hour and a half before heading out. If the day wasn't so hot and it wasn't close to lunch, we may have stayed a bit longer. I was able to get a few pictures of Michael in some of the trucks.

Sitting in the shovel on the front loader

Driving the bus

Outside the cab of the cement mixer

Getting ready to operate the crane


Joanna said...

That is a great event for kids. How cool is it that he got to sit in all of those? The shovel picture is hysterical!

Carrie77 said...

Oooh, wow! Nathan would have LOVED that! Its finally cooling down in STL this week!

Mel said...

That looks like great boy fun! Heck, Analese probably would have even liked it!