On Monday, we made a big family trip to the New England Aquarium in Boston. We had plans with two of my friends and their three year old daughters, and thanks to my friend Lisa's passes, we were able to bring all of the kids for free! Thanks, Lisa! The kids loved it! Mairead had a great time exploring with Lisa's daughter, Kacey, as they held hands and ran from exhibit to exhibit. The boys were a little overwhelmed since the aquarium is very dark, loud, and crowded, but they warmed up to it and loved seeing the fish. The giant sea turtles were the hit of the day.
Ok, the sea turtles and lunch were the hits of the day.
This is Jack snuggling up to my friend, Lisa. He had just finished telling her that he wanted to swim in the tank and that he needed his float. So then Ben said, "Need my floapt, too!" He was saying "floap" so I tried to emphasize the 't' sound and say "float," so now he pronounces it "floapt." I love it.
A bit later in the morning, my friend, Jenn, and her husband and daugther, Elizabeth, caught up to us at the top of the tank. It was great to see Mairead interacting and having fun with Kacey and Elizabeth!
Thanks to our friends for a great day! The kids told everyone all about their day and what they saw- they had such a great time! We are trying to make the most of this summer since Mairead (and hopefully Dave) will be heading back to school before we know it. And, with the exception of a few sweltering days, the weather has been fantastic. We have a lot more adventures planned in the next few weeks so we hope to see more sunny days!