Wild Friday Nights

*Coordinating my kids clothing to everything we do is intentional and essential in NYC. 

When Joanna told me about the ball pit at the Children's Museum of the Arts, I imagined it would be like the kind at a McDonald's Playland.  But this was so much cooler! And cleaner (I hope)! And so easy to recreate! Buy 10 of these exercise balls and this interlocking foam mat. Wahla! Ball pit. Surely this is what you want to do with the spare room in your house. Move over craft room/man cave/guest bedroom. Ball pit coming in! Think of the fun.

Wait for it . . . And kick! 
Making a sister poke her own eye might be the funniest trick a brother can do. 
Oscar nailed this one. Poor Ella! I'm so glad I never had a brother. My sweet sisters would never.

And finally this pic captures the chaos of the ball pit when Rob entered. Watch out little baby in the back!

Pic from Joanna's iphone

This is just one of the many rooms CMA executes perfectly.  Actually, CMA is by far the best children's museum I've ever visited anywhere. It's mix of fun, hands on, and aesthetically gorgeous.  I'm tempted to go again tomorrow for its Lunar New Year celebration.  I saw them setting it up on our way out.  It looks like they have a lot planned! Go if you can!

Have you been to CMA yet? Put it on your itinerary if you are visiting NYC with kids.  It's special without feeling touristy. Tip: It's pay as you wish Thursdays 4-6pm! Tempting. I'll go back someday and take more pictures of my other favorite spots of the musuem. For now, just take my word for it. It's amazing.

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  1. It's crazy that I always forget about this place...we live pretty close in nearby Westchester, I need to remember to bring my kids into this fun museum...bookmarking!

  2. great photos -looks so much fun!My yoga often gets interrupted like that too!ha

  3. Gyða GunnarsdóttirMarch 30, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Thanks for sharing this. I put this on my to do list in NYC.

  4. Ohhh I need some littles in my life..looks like fun!

  5. This post cracks me up. The look on Oscar's face in both pictures cracks me up! (And I totally would've done this to you if I thought of it. It's hilarious! ha!)

  6. I can't wait to have kids, it looks exhausting but such fun!

  7. Hahahaha:) I love the story all of these pictures tell:) I could not stop laughing!:) Oscar & Ella...Pow! Right in the eyeball!!!:)...Rob with all the balls & the kiddos...the look on his face says it all....he was beaming with excitement!!:):) It looks like you all had a BLAST!!! Great memories:)

  8. I'd like to go there with my kid too. Hello from Seoul :)

  9. i love this post!!!!

  10. My kids made me go back to this post several times, Hillary Hansen(welovemax.blogpsot.com)

  11. Wrong blog address sorry, it's (welovemax.blogspot.com) The other one directs you to a Bible website or something, so sorry about that.

  12. ha! don't know why that link is so funky! i found you here at http://welovemax.blogspot.com/. sweet family!!

  13. oh whoops. looks like you figure it out too.

  14. I'd like to go there with my kid too. Hello from Seoul :

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