SB had a week off of school so we made tracks south to see the family! The trip was too short - it takes us 2 days each way of travel and we stayed 3 days, but we will take what we can get. While we didn't get to see everyone, we did see lots of people (including 1 sweet new arrival to the family), so that was good. SB was in animal heaven as he got to see many of the family dogs - 2 Chesapeake Bay retrievers, 2 golden retrievers, 1 yellow lab and 1 chiwawa, plus 2 cats!
On the way back we went to Boston to the Museum of Science - there's SB standing outside at the museum. We had to take the T because I somehow missed the museum and couldn't figure out how to get back to it, but I do know how to take the T... so we parked somewhere else and hopped the T. SB is still free and I think my ride was $2 each way - definitely a great value to save the stress of being lost in the city! SB was thrilled to go on the T anyway so it was all part of our big adventure.
The museum has a great exhibit of frogs right now - from all over the world. Each species of frog is in their own habitat display case and it was really easy for kids to see the frogs. Here is a photo of just one - I swear some of them looked like plastic, some looked like leaves, some looked like moss.... it was really fun to see and we spent a fair amount of time there. We also went to the dinosaur exhibit, the wild animal exhibit, the mythical creatures exhibit and the model exhibit. Of course there were tons of exhibits that we didn't see - you could easily spend days at the museum. We got our passes for only $5 each through our local library! Plus, we got tickets for the Omni theater - a documentary about the Amazon (it was SB's very first time in a movie theater!).
We went bowling with my sister and her son. SB's 1st time bowling - and he really enjoyed it!
And we borrowed some sleds and took advantage of the snow. Because let's face it - if you have to shovel it - you might as well play in it too!
Oh, and we went to Wal-Mart and got SB some Lego's!. As I was driving (and driving and driving and driving) yesterday, I got to thinking... we live 3 hours from the nearest Wal-Mart. Next time I move, I want to be within 20 minutes to a Wal-Mart. NOT that I am a huge shopper, but I'm just saying...
So - that is what we've been up to for the past week.