Yesterday Brian and I took Nora to a children's discovery museum nearby, and we couldn't believe all the cool things there were to do!
Three old houses have been moved to a spot near the Willamette River, and an outdoor playland has been built in the yard too.
Lots of it is for older kids, but there was plenty to entertain Nora. The first room we went into had this camera with a lens that disorted the light (see video for the full effect below)
Brian and Nora went into her very first "ball room" and she had a lot of fun after a short time where she wasn't quite sure about it.
I told Brian it's funny because a year from now we won't be able to get her out of there!
We went to the room that's specifically for the "under 2" toddler set. Nora ran around this room looking at EVERYTHING and literally squealing with delight at all the things she found, including the duck on the floor.
In this picture, she is almost hyperventillating with joy. I can't tell you how funny it was to listen to her as ran from one thing to the next with all her little noises of joy.
I also told Brian it was amazing to watch her play with a truck like this. All of the sudden there was my girl, who just a few weeks ago couldn't walk more than a few steps, kneeling on the floor and pushing a truck around!
Here's the cool video of our light show. And yes, that's "Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven" playing in the background!