To our surprise, this trip turned out to be a first for all of us--the first time we experienced crime on our adventures. My wallet was stolen right out of my diaper bag. Being a trusting person, I at first hoped I had merely dropped the wallet and some Good Samaritan would take it to lost and found. But no, one of our credit cards was used within minutes of its disappearance.
But let's not let a pick-pocket cloud the day too much. After introducing Baby Anne to all the dinosaurs in the Dinosaur Hall, Meg and Clare enjoyed watching the scientist working with this Triceratops' bone in the Fossil Lab.
Clare stuck with the magnifying glass for her discoveries.
I am happy to say that the girls are already asking to return to the museum even with the stress of the stolen wallet. I have learned that with three small children distracting me, I am a pretty good target for thievery, so extra precautions must be made--especially when we are at major tourist destinations. But we'll go back soon and put the negative part of our experience behind us.