Saturday, 15 January 2011

The Kellogg House/Heritage Museum of Orange County

Four score and seven years ago, my siblings and I went with some good friends of ours, the Chandlers, to visit a museum. We had a great time, and I have fond memories of dressing up in old fashioned clothes and turning the kitchen grinder.

Recently the oldest used-to-be-Chandler (she's married now) emailed me with an idea- returning with our kids to the Kellogg House. It sounded like a great idea to me. So Heather, Evan, Micah, Natalie, and Karen (the brave mom who took us originally), came and got Tommy, my mom, and me, and we all went together.

Unfortunately it didn't open until one, just before Tommy's usual naptime, but he managed to stay awake and be reasonably well-behaved. He did overwhelm Natalie with his love, by kissing her hand quite ardently... he is becoming quite a ladies man, I'm sorry to say.

If you are in the Orange County area, go and support this place. It is one-of-a-kind, because they have so many things for kids to touch and play with. The tour guide played old phonographs and sound machines for us, let the kids play a pipe organ and piano, and had an entire laundry set-up (featured below) for the kids to wash and wring out clothes.

After our museum day we went to eat Mexican at a restaurant we all love: Leo's. They have the best cheese chips in the world. We were joined by the rest of my immediate family, and we dined together in memory of our friend and neighbor Allison.


Heather said...

You forgot the picture of you in the dunce cap.

ktruelove said...

I would also like to see the picture with you in a dunce cap! I love the pic of Tommy confidently holding Natalie's hand and Natalie looking a little bewildered;) Looks like you guys had a great day:)