Thursday, May 30, 2013

Vacation pics!

So, we're not big vacation photo people. Here are almost all of the pictures taken for our 3-day vacation. There are 6. And these were all taken at the zoo.

For the first day of our trip, we went to see a triple-A baseball game. This is the stage right before the majors. The stadium was nice, although we were right in the sun in the middle of the day. We kept the boys pretty covered with sunblock and hats. Somehow, none of us got sunburned.

We lasted until the end of the 7th inning. It helped that they had a little playground area at the stadium. We took the boys to the playground during the 5th inning. The home team was losing when we left, but it helped Little Elvis to see so many players strike out, and not cry about it.

After that, we went swimming in the hotel pool. It was a full day. Sleep was a little rough, but that's to be expected when you take three little ones out of their schedule.

For the second day, we went to the zoo.
This is a rare (although not as rare) Baby Plum fit. He wanted to climb up and play on the concrete animals. I usually let him do that. This time I saw the sign that said not to do that.
He perked up at the sight of this tortoise crawling around. One of the zookeepers had this little guy out for kids to watch. She also brought out a lizard while we were there. And another woman brought out a snake. Little Elvis got to touch the lizard and the snake, but after a split-second touch, he wanted hand sanitizer so he could move onto the next big thing.
We looked at lions, snakes, pelicans, birds, panda bears, and seals. These were requested by the older boys. But they're more into getting onto the next big thing right now. They spent the most time at the playground.
Little Elvis brought "Pandy" to see the pandas. Pandy needs a bath after this trip.
Cheese Puff was very willing to be along for the ride. He did a great job riding in the stroller and car seat like he did. He wants to crawl and walk right now.
But he handled sitting very well.

After the zoo, we ate some lunch and headed for a museum. It's hard to read or learn anything at museums right now, since Little Elvis and Baby Plum want to run on and see what the next big thing will be around the corner.

We did learn some interesting facts about Model Ts, which was good. Little Elvis is quite the questioner these days. He's asked questions about the Model T, and some of them were finally answered.

We got up early the next morning, and headed back home to make an appointment. I think the boys had fun, and it went very well. I think our first real "family" vacation was a success.


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