Monday, March 7, 2011

Museum visit

Grandpa Nicol came for a visit the past few days. Here he is with Claire.

Our silly monkey hiding behind the chair.

We took the kids to the Academy of Natural History (in Philadelphia) for Wesley to see his first dinosaurs

"They're not real, Mommy. They're stinct." (And I'm pretty sure he knows that extinct is different than stinky.)

Wesley didn't really know what to make of the dinosaurs. He looked at the bones but kept asking to go see the dinosaurs, regardless of how much explaining we did. Maybe another visit will help him understand a little better.

Braving the T-rex to touch it's tongue.

No fear with little Claire who practically climbed down its throat.

Wesley (and all of us) really enjoyed the butterfly house. He was supremely jealous when one landed on Grandpa's hand.

After this picture, Wesley followed the butterflies around with his hand out, hoping that they would land on him. Despite his wanting them to, he did a great job of not grabbing them out of the air or off the ground.

The little fingers off to one side are Wesley's.

I love the rolled up tongue on this one.

Getting gobbled by Daddy. The next picture is much cuter, but in this one, if you look closely, you can see Claire's new tooth. It's just barely poking through the gums on the upper left side of her mouth.

Family photo after the butterfly house.

1 comment:

Mom said...

Wow, Claire looks a lot like Wesley now! She is changing very quickly. I showed Kelan the dinosaur pictures and he wanted to know whether they were real. He liked the butterflies too.