|Waiting for the dolphin show|
We kept the boys home from Goddard on Friday. The forecast called for rain so we decided to drive to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The National Aquarium has been on my list of "must visit", so I was probably just as excited as the boys. The drive was about an hour and half. It was an easy straight shot down 95, and it went by quick. Seamus napped and Cyrus played his NintendoDS3. I was able to partake in adult conversation!
The Aquarium was AHHHHHHMAZING! Our favorite exhibit was the dolphin encounter, and second was probably the shark tanks. Though if you ask Cyrus he will say his favorite was the sharks and electric eels and Seamus would say the penguins. So I guess my favorite exhibit were the dolphins...come on who doesn't love dolphins.
|See Seamus loves dolphins|
|And Cyrus thought they were cool|
|And this dolphin loved the "Seamus Exhibit"|
On Saturday the weather improved tremendously. So we put the kids in the car and drove to Philly! It was a short 40 minute drive that ended with us at the Philadelphia zoo.
After eight years of the Mill Mountain Zoo (no offense to my Roanoke Peeps), the Philadelphia Zoo was such a nice treat. Did you know it was the first zoo in the United States? We didn't even put a dent in the zoo, there is so much to see and do. We made sure to see the most important animals. We went into the reptile house, and Cyrus was so excited to see the King Cobra, and the American Alligators. We saw the penguins, for Seamus, the Rhino for Cyrus and the Polar Bear for me!
Nona and Buca bought us a family membership (best present ever!), so we ended up going the next weekend to see the rest of the zoo, ride the carousel, play on the playgrounds and eat yummy ice cream with friends.
Usually, we hire a babysitter for one evening when Ryan's parents are in town and we got out to a nice adult dinner. However, since we don't have a list of sitters yet, we decided to make a nice dinner at home. Okay "we" didn't make anything. Tom made a delicious dinner that I can't remember the name of. It is Chicken wrapped around swiss cheese and prosciutto, served with angel hair spaghetti, and asparagus. It was so yummy, and has become one of my favorite meals that Tom makes. Can't wait for our next visit to eat it again. Our boys had the left overs the next day and they loved it as well.
Sunday Nona and Buca had to head back to Boston. But before they left we ate at a local breakfast place, and played some baseball in the back yard. The boys had a grand time showing off their baseball skills.
|Cyrus has an awesome swing|
|Brothers playing ball|
|Are very own Pedroia, small but powerful|
We had such a great time visiting! We can't wait to many more visits with family. It is so nice being closer to home.