The boys were excellent on the ride and the traffic wasn't too bad even though we had to head into the city. I dread city driving. I love being in cities and enjoying all the museums, theatres and extra things to do, I just don't like the extra people, traffic, and driving in them myself. But,I figure I push the boys to try new things and so now it's my turn. We made it there without any problems thanks to my trusty GPS (I have no idea how people found their way anywhere without them; how did you drive and read a map?!). I realized I had forgotten my camera at home, but Alec had left his in the car yesterday and let me share his. I must warn you the pictures it takes aren't the best but I figured it was better than nothing.
Unfortunately, they didn't accept our reciprocal membership we have with our museum because we are CT residents but I had planned ahead for this scenario and so we paid for admission and eagerly headed into the museum to start exploring. The boys had so much fun. Between Alec and myself we took over 100 photos. They had a whole room of live animals that Alec just loved and he took multiple photos of most of the animals. We saw chinchilla's, sugar gliders, rattlesnakes, a bobcat, a barred owl, skinks, lizards, turtles, pythons, fish, an adorable little fox.
|Look at the bobcat!|
|One of Alec's favorite animals was this little fox|
|They have bunnies!|
|"who cooks for you?" Barred owl|
|Skink (or perhaps one of the lizards)|
|King Tut's treasures|
|Making sail boats|
|Excavating and finding treasures|
|Playing dress- up!|
|Playing with "electricity"|
|Experimenting with action and reaction|
|What bird am I?|
|Huge light brights are always a hit|
We arrived home just in time for Alec to get to soccer practice. For once this week, Ian did not want to go outside and play yet he wanted me to share on my blog this picture I took of him using his remote control boat. He's been playing with this boat for a few days now and he's pretty proud of the fact that he figured out how to tow another smaller boat behind it. It's not always easy; one time the wind took them away and he had to go chasing after the boats in his kayak, one time the smaller boat sank and yet another time the ribbon he used to connect the two got tangled around the propeller, but he loves playing with it and tried towing a toy jet ski around behind it yesterday.