Saturday, September 3, 2011

Snakes and Lizards

Logan has been asking us to take him to the zoo for a few weeks.  I'm not sure where this came from, but can only imagine someone at school recently visited the zoo and now that's what he wants to do.  So, I was all set to load us up and visit the zoo one (unusually free) weekend, when I also learned about a special "Snakes and Lizards" exhibit, running through Labor Day, over at the California Academy of Sciences museum.

I asked Jon which he'd prefer to visit and he thought the "Snakes and Lizards" exhibit sounded cooler.  Logan agreed.  So, off we went to visit the Academy of Sciences museum instead.

We had a great time.  The nice thing about the museum is that there is more to do and see than just a few animals - they also have a rainforest, aquarium, dinosaur skeletons, science exhibits, etc.  We didn't see everything, but we saw quite a bit in the few hours that we were there.  Logan wanted to stay much longer, but Callum was starting to get extremely cranky and since neither boy had taken his nap yet, we thought it'd be best for all to head back home.

I caught a few pictures of our day, but not as many as I would have liked.  As it turns out, you're not allowed to take pictures of the animals - but I totally missed the sign that said that.  Oh well  :)  We got a few snapshots here and there anyway.


On the way out, we visited the museum store.  Logan was in 7th heaven with all of the neat little gadgets and toys to touch and play with.  He wanted EVERYTHING.  Literally, he came up to me and said:

Mommy, I want the soft yellow snake [a plush stuffed animal of "Lemondrop" the albino boa, pic below] for my bed.  I want the blue [rubber] snake for my train table.  And I want this [a pair of binoculars] to see with.

We told him he could pick out ONE toy, and only one.  He chose the cheap little blue rubber snake and was absolutely delighted.  :-P

While our summer has been extremely busy with travel and birthday parties galore, I'm really glad we took the day to just hang out as a family and do something special for the boys.  We should definitely be doing these trips more often!

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