Friday, February 20, 2009

Northland Moms Get Creative

When it looks like this outside, Northland moms get creative on how to get their children to burn off some energy. We were having a lazy morning at home when Dana called and asked if we wanted to go to the aquarium. Our aquarium has some issues so I haven't been there in about a year, but it sounded like a good thing to do.

Addie and Lily were very excited to see their friends, AJ and Sydney. They ran all over the upper floor of the aquarium, barely pausing to look at the fish. Lily was very impressed with the moving stairs (she's a small town girl, what can I say?). In fact, she was very upset that you didn't take the moving stairs to get down to the first floor. The elevator wasn't good enough for her.

One of Addie's favorite spots was a little bear den. It's a little "cave" that has a fuzzy stuffed animal that's supposed to be the momma bear inside. Addie thought it was a great hiding spot and wanted everyone to go inside with her. Unfortunately, AJ and Lily were not convinced it was safe. Lily went in, but wanted to go feet first (just in case). AJ checked it out and that was as far as he would go.
As always, the otter slide was a big hit with Lily. I'm not so sure they were excited about the actual otters, but the slide is neat.
We finished up with lunch at McDonalds and more playing there.

1 comment:

Dana said...

You didn't mention in the story Adam's trip to Menards. Apparently that made a big impression on AJ. We went there last weekend to look at stuff for the basement. As we pulled into the parking lot, AJ said, "This is where Addie's Daddy went!"