Unfortunately, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of our tour is not how much fun we had or how silly the hats made us look. No, it has to do with those lovely sliding doors that Keller is sprinting towards in this photo. There was a lesson learned at the beginning of our visit. If your oldest child runs towards where the doors open and your younger child sprints to the side of the doors, a little hand can get wedged in between the door and the window.
Seriously, one of the scariest moments of motherhood so far. Thankfully little dude's arm is quite small and the glass door slid right over it. Not easily, but there was enough room that there were no broken bones and hardly a scratch. It just scared the living daylights out of him and us and of course...it happened so fast. It is amazing how things happen in an instant.
After that experience, the rest of the tour and visit was uneventful. Unlike the sticker factory where there was a long movie and then a short walk around the facilities, at Jelly there was a long walk with little movies interspersed. It was much better for Keller who LOVED watching the machines.
Yes, that is Ronald Reagan made entirely out of jelly beans.