If you're in the Houston area, check out the Children's Museum. We went there with Gavin for the first time. Actually, I think I had been there before to do some volunteer work years ago, but this time we got to explore it all.
I have to say that I think Gavin will enjoy it more when he's a little older as there are tons more things for him to do. But they did do a great job with the Toddler area upstairs. That's where we spent most of our time. Gavin loved it, especially the small sized cars they could sit in. That probably comes from his love of riding the mule - the golf cart, not animal. Here's a little tip, plan to wear shoes and socks that day because everyone has to take their shoes off in the Toddler area and either wear socks or hospital type shoes that surgeons wear.
It was also nice because they limit that area to just two years old and under. There's no worries of big kids hogging the toys or accidentally stepping on a baby. The rest of the Museum is pretty neat too. It has lots of activities to feed the brain. They have a mock city where kids can earn pretend salaries and shop for groceries, take their "animals" to the vet, join an art studio, or order food.
Here's Gavin picking out some chicken for dinner. D. and Gavin did a little art work for us. I don't think I was their muse though.
There's even an outside butterfly garden and water experiment area. Just don't plan on bringing a bathing suit for the kids. It's not that kind of water park. Gavin helped us find our way around the two-story museum using the map. Although his way of using the map was to play Peek-a-boo with it.
From the smiles on their faces, we had a pretty good day.