My niece was able to come and stay with us for a couple days this past week. Before bringing her home we thought we’d take the girls to do something in the city. I’d been meaning to take my girls to the Art Museum for months now to see their new exhibit, so off we went.

No one! was on the hill!!!! Why?! Zack decided to walk Buckey before leaving him in the car, so while waiting, we took a few moments of advantage. The girls rolled and rolled and rolled down that hill.

As we arrived, one of the greeters told us they had a craft set up for kids if we were interested. As you can guess – we were interested. Each kid was given a package of model magic clay to create an artifact, and a cutout of a vase so they could decorate their own greek vase.

Little Dancer of Fourteen Years

The Ballerina, of course. Look how straight Mae’s posture got for this photo, haha. She loved this one. Zack likes this one as well. Wish he could’ve seen it.

The woman in this looked like Juliette Binoche to me and the colors were incredible. I really only appreciate realism. Anything abstract is just garbage to me – yes, even Picasso.

We stumbled upon a section devoted to newer eras – the 20s, 30s, 60s – and included furniture, mostly. As you can see, Mae was not the slightest bit impressed with the 60s. “I don’t want to see Ikea, I want to see old stuff!”

I love her so much.

Mae’s favorite part (not just of the museum tour, but of her entire life – she says) was getting to see a real Egyptian sarcophagus. We may take another trip just so she can stare at it longer.

Mae spent at least five months on a huge Middle Ages project – surrounding queens, kings, knights, and a bit on lowers castes. So, I’d have to say my favorite part was the knight gallery. I thoroughly enjoyed watching them absorb the reality of it all. Amelia thought that helmet, above, with the chain mail was a birdcage. Adorable. My favorite artifact from that area had to be a crossbow carved out of bone. Wish Zack could’ve seen that too.

Marble statues will always be the most unbelievable accomplishment to me.

Amelia’s favorite gallery was that of the Native Americans. She literally gasped when she saw it.

Zack never showed up, but we managed to find him anyway. har har har.

He enjoyed a long stroll around Forest Park with Buck and the pup certainly appreciated some quality time and a good walk.