Monday, March 28, 2011

Caleb's first solid food!

Caleb has started to look longingly at anyone who is eating food, and since our pediatrician had actually given us the go-ahead a few weeks back, we decided to go ahead and start some solids. Caleb's first reaction to the rice cereal was basically the same as Avery's: GROSS! We're pretty sure he spit out everything that went into his mouth. But it's a start!

Bronx zoo

We love going to the zoo this time of year because, basically, it's not crowded! It feels like we get the whole place to ourselves! We got to watch the new Dora and Diego 4-D movie without waiting in line, for example! And Avery could run through the Mouse House as many times as he wanted! It was great!

We rode the Bug Carousel 3 times in a row, and we didn't even have to get off in between rides because there was no line!

(The next day, we found out that a poisonous snake had gotten loose, which explained why the Reptile House was closed. We're glad we did not run into that snake!)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Train-cation 2011

We picked a good weekend to go! The weather was beautiful and it was the grand reopening celebration of the motel, so there was a moon bounce, popcorn, slushies, cake, a magician, balloon animals, and we had a ton of fun!

The balloon animal maker asked Avery what kind of animal he wanted her to make. He answered "Big and green!" It kind of looks like a snake:

"I ride the carousel like Mary Poppins!"

We rode a horse and buggy! It was really fun!

I think Avery jumped in the "monkey bed" (he called it that because, you know, "No More Monkeys Jumping On The Bed!" about 6 times. He LOVED it!

There was a sheet cake but it would be hours before it would be cut. In the meantime, Avery looked rather desperately at it, sat in a chair and put a birthday hat on (no one else was sitting and waiting, by the way, only him), and he justified the wait to himself by saying: "They just had to go get a knife to cut it! They go get a knife and then we eat the cake!" He got the very first piece, and boy oh boy, did he enjoy it!!