Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year's Eve

Today we took the kids to the New England Aquarium.  We have never been there before, and we were looking for something to do while my parents were visiting.  We had a couple of choices.  We thought about going to the Science Center, but Mat and Arlington had recently been there.  We talked about going to a cool village, but 90% of it is outside, and it was only about 25 degrees today.  So, the aquarium it was.

The aquarium was nice.  The kids had a great time.  It is going through major renovations, so that was a bit of a downside.  The construction was taking up the whole center of the aquarium and had displaced many animals.  But it was still fun.

We stayed there for the afternoon (after we had a late breakfast at Panera Bread) and then came home to enjoy New Year's eve.  We ordered pizza, we watched movies, we played Wii, we played games.  Arlington put a million tattoos on all of us.

I let the kids stay up for as long as they thought they could make it.  Cainan, our sleeper, made it to 9pm.  Finley made it to 9:30, and Arlington - our kid that needs very little sleep to function - made it to midnight.  She kept all of us adults awake because I am not sure we would have made it if it wasn't for her.

Here are just a few pictures of our day:

Arlington putting more tattoos on Finley:
 Finley working on a butterfly project that Aunt Renee got her:

 Arlington petting a sting ray at the Aquarium.  The other two were two chicken:
 Baby penguins in a holding tank:

 These two seals stared at the ceiling the whole time we watched them.  We have no idea what they were looking at:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

january 2nd, 2013

Awsome animals!

Have lots of fun friends!!