There are some days when you just need to do something different, you know, something spontaneous!
So yesterday, Mr SUDs and I took the kids to visit Scienceworks, and in particular, the Star Wars exhibition :-)
It was such a beautiful, warm, sunny day and after our humour-filled car journey we arrived at the museum to be greeted by Darth Vader himself! Isn't that an impressive sight?!
In no time at all I was *cuddling* up to a Storm Trooper, and believe me, with all that shiny plastic, they're not very cuddly! But I gave it my best shot. I had a little giggle to myself when I read the sign on the wall behind me - it says "Getting around"... and I sure was! Because here I am buddying-up to a Jedi Knight...
I didn't attempt to cuddle this chap, but he generously shared his lightsaber with me! *giggle*
My DS, Aaron, got to hold a lightsaber too - a replica of the ones used in the more-recent movies. Careful Aaron - "you could poke someone's eye out with that thing!"
Rosie wasn't *quite* as impressed with Star Wars. It was noisy in the exhibit and the Storm Troopers freaked her out a bit. But we enjoyed plenty of fresh air at lunchtime and a trip to the park soon lifted her spirits. I took the above pic of R2D2 (on top of the building) while we nibbled on our sandwiches, mainly so you could see what a gloriously sunny day it was.
Go on - have a guess - I'll tell you in my next post :-)
Back in to Scienceworks, and Rosie was in her element investigating everything. I tried to take pics without other people in the shot, but in actual fact the place was packed-out with school kids. Here is Rosie learning how to use a calculator. We had a conversation a bit like this:
he he he... Well, I hope that was the scenario - if she was working out how much I've spent on fabric this past month, well - I'd have to get Mr SUDs out of earshot!
Scienceworks is great for kids of all ages, and having an eight-year gap between my two children was unnoticeable. There was even some memorabilia for adults to enjoy. I *loved* looking at the 'old toys' on display.
Check out this little sewing machine - how cute is that?!!
Well, it was so that the following pic would make sense...
Mr SUDs is humoured by his new nickname - and now it's official - he's an "o-matic" as well!!!
It was a truly magical day, full of fun, learning and laughter. Even the views on the drive home were magical. This is Melbourne City, I wish I could tell you what bridge we were on but I have no idea, I have a memory like a sieve!
And now for something completely different! You guessed it... A darning foot!
Cynthia asked me if I used a 'whizz-bang' sewing machine for free motion quilting, after reading this post, and I promised to put up a pic of my darning foot.
Before I go I just want to give you the 'heads up' that Jenny is having a sale in her etsy shop and she has some really beautiful designs on offer. The sale ends in less than 24 hours so if you haven't done so already, you may want to head on over to elefantz and grab some bargains :-)
May the force be with you!!!!
Ah c'mon...It had to be said didn't it?!!! *giggle*
Hugs! Vikki x