And just like that, Christmas morning had passed. Music had been made, the bouncy house and tee pee had been thoroughly broken in. The cornhole board had been properly tested for strength and durability (thanks Cornhole Family!).
Refuse was cleaned. A family breakfast was enjoyed. And over the slow gaining hum of the day, things started to go a little crazy, as things some times go when you have a couple of really excited little boys. It was time to get out of the house and get rid of some energy before we started to vibrate to Matt's sing-song version of the first verse of Jingle Bells over and over and over again.
We finally made it to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham! This has been a hope of mine for a while, something I wanted the boys to experience (after many recommendations) and share with grandparents - and one of my unacheived goals from Summer 2012!
The park is mostly outdoors, but since the days had been hovering around 45 degrees, that wasn't much of a problem (in fact, we didn't make it to any of the indoor exhibits). What a cool place, and totally accessible and involved for all of us regardless of age.
Checking out the butterfly garden
Walk with the Dinosaurs! (and digging for fossils)
Wolves and bears and lemurs, oh my! And a cow...
And there was still more to see! But after all this fun, we were tired and headed out. Success! No more craziness in the house - just dinner, baths and bedtime. Definitely going back this spirng to see the World of Water exhibit and ride the train!! Who wants to join us?