Friday, August 14, 2009

End of Summer Awesomeness

Today the kids and I took a field trip to Baltimore. Originally, we were only going to go to Port Discovery, but at the last minute, we decided to go to the aquarium, which is a block away, also. For those of you with really little kids, this is one HUGE advantage of having only bigger kids - spontaneous, all-day outings where everyone has the energy level required! We left the house at 10am, and didn't get home until about 8.

Port Discovery is SO cool now that the kids are old enough to enjoy it. The climbing structure in the middle is three actual stories tall, with six kid-stories. There are slides, rope ladders, cargo nets, tubes reaching from the structure to the main levels of the building, and an internal zip line! I could only fit half of it in a photo.

We visited a travelling interactive Chegall exhibit, played with water, and learned about cowboys and crabs (although, thankfully, not at the same time).









We had some snacks at the gorgeous Barnes and Noble at the Inner Harbor. It's in a remodeled power plant, and everything is wood and copper. I could LIVE there.


Then, we finished up with a two-hour tour of the aquarium, which is currently hosting my favorite travelling exhibit of all time, Jellyfish Invasion. I saw it once before, with my last boyfriend before DH, about twelve years ago. It's amazing how beautiful they are.





NOW we can have school. The Fun has been Had.

11 comments:

d e v a n said...

That looks like a great time!!

Cherish said...

That looks like so much fun! I look forward to the times that my family can do those kind of things...

Fiona Picklebottom said...

That looks awesome! And I am only about 2 1/2 hours from Baltimore. I'm going to have to remember this so we can do it in a couple years.

desperate housewife said...

Aw, you're such a good mama with all the field trips! I know lots of moms who are all, "Go outside all day! And leave me alone! 'Cause it's my summer vacation, too!"

Hotch Potchery said...

What a way to end summer vacation!

Not Your Aunt B said...

That looks like fun! You can take me next time! I have plenty of energy, but might need a nap in the car on the way home.

creative kerfuffle said...

this looks like a great day!

Kristi said...

so fun!! what a great day!

Bring A. Torch said...

Your daughter is so pretty! That last picture especially!

Bring A. Torch said...

Shoot. I meant the one where she's holding the straw, which is not actually last, but heck, that's a great picture too, and with bunny ears to boot.

Kelsey said...

You know there are LOTS of times when I'm very sad about the no more children thing, but then I imagine how much easier it will get to take them places and I feel practically giddy about having only two. In a couple of years I may be completely finished with diapers until I have grandchildren... :-)

Also, in the picture where Josie is holding her drink? She looks so much like Candace Cameron during the Full House years. And I mean that as a compliment, your girl is such a cutie!