Thursday, August 26, 2010

We Had Visitors!

Yesterday, my friend Jessica and her son Connor and my friend Megan and her son Noah came in from Buffalo for a visit. They are both teachers and are enjoying their summer off so we decided to do a get together on one of my days off.

We were debating between the Strong Museum of Play and the Zoo. When they got here, the weather didn't look too great out. It was very overcast and gloomy out so we decided against the zoo. It didn't end up raining, but it wasn't the nicest of days out either.

So off to the museum we went! Right when we got there, we had a quick lunch since none of us had eaten. Then it was off to explore! We basically started at the furthest point from the entrance and worked our way back to leave. We stayed in each area maybe for a half hour and just let the kids run wild and do what they want!

Here is Avery and Noah going up one of the many inclines:
Avery at the top of the "ship" on the bridge looking down at kids playing in the "sand".
Avery in Big Bird's nest:

Avery and Noah in the nest:
They had a blast shopping at the Wegman's there! Of course the 5 item only rule was a challenge, but they had fun! Avery was all over the jars of peanut butter (just like her mama!):

For awhile she would just take them off of the shelf and put them in the cart:

Connor pushing the cart and Avery chasing him with 2 jars of PB:
Avery decided that Connor should have the PB in his cart:

Connor pushing away!
Noah checking out the fruit strips:
They loved the fruit and veggie area-all of them were carrying as many as they could! It was so funny!

Avery and Noah checking out the carrot selection:

I didn't get a picture but Avery was picking all of the gross stuff off of the shelves (except the PB of course)-she was walking at one time with a head of garlic in one hand and a can of sauerkraut in the other-yum! Forget the cake mix and frosting, bring on the garlic and sauerkraut!
Before we left we decided to take the kids on the train for a quick ride. Avery has been on the train before with my in-laws and she also went on the one at Seabreeze last weekend. For the boys, this was their maiden voyage!
Here is Avery and I:

Megan and Noah on the train!
Connor wasn't so sure about the train-he had some tears along the way, but they all survived the trip! Once it finished, Avery signed "more"!
We had such a fun time with everyone! The kids were really good and really wiped out by the time we left. The only thing was that I wish us ladies had some more time to talk-we spent pretty much all of our time together chasing the little ones! Guess that's what happens when you're a Mom! Thanks for coming out ladies-we'll have to do it again very soon!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It looks like you had such a wonderful time! Your daughter is growing up so quickly, and she is so beautiful....:) I hope all is well!