Ron was back at work today and the kids and I had just finished breakfast when a friend called and asked if we would like to join them on a trip to the museum today. Her little boy and Tyler are good friends. So after my doctor’s appt. and x-ray to deal with my sinus infection, we set off to meet them. We went to the Science Museum, which is not very far away. This museum houses many interesting science-based exhibits, and an Imax Theatre is part of the facilitites. So today we visited the Imax for the very first time to see “Whales”. This was a beautiful documentary on whales shot off the coasts of Alaska, Hawaii and Newfoundland. Tyler loved it as he has a special interest in sharks, whales and all things related to the sea in general. Viewing the whales on the large screen was awesome as you could really feel their massive size and hear their beautiful “singing”. As I was sitting beside Tyler in the darkened theatre, I kept looking at him in disbelief at how much he has grown since last Christmas. His little legs hang well over the edge of the seat. He doesn’t want a booster seat in the theatre anymore. Then when I looked to the other side of me to see this girl who is almost as tall as me sitting there, I felt completely overwhelmed. How did she get to be 10 years old already? Our conversations are almost eye to eye now and that’s scary, but scary in a good way. The average height of a female in Canada is 4’4″ and if she reaches that, I will be so happy!
We enjoyed our trip today so much that we purchased a one year family pass, which includes half-price admission to Imax movies. It is so cool to live in a large city and be able to take advantage of some of this stuff. At home, the nearest Imax was over an hour’s drive away, which is not easily accessible, when you consider road conditions, time, etc. Now we are only 15 min. drive from the Imax. It was a great day to get out of the house as we did not go anywhere yesterday.
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