Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Fish, bees, and neighs...oh my

Amy and I took the boys on a science excursion this past weekend as we ventured to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. It is a great place for kids -- both small and large -- as it has four floors of exhibits that show the diversity of plant and animal life from the coast to the mountains of North Carolina. Of course, the boys were more excited by the sensory stimulation from the fish in the aquariums and the escalators than they were the educational aspect. But hey, they're not even two yet -- that will come. ;-)

It was a fun time and a great way to get out of the house to check out something new.

The boys with Amy before they are granted "the release" to bolt in different directions.

Owen leads Gus into the great unknown.

Gus takes a minute to wonder if bees are really four feet long and capable of carrying him away to their hive. (We hope this doesn't result in counseling in a few years.)

Deer, giraffes, horses -- pretty much anything that stands on four legs -- are "neighs" according to the boys. Here was a stuffed neigh in the mountain part of the exhibit that generated two excited little boys.

Alas, the highlight of the museum was the rides up and down the escalators. Gus was very scared at first, clinging to his dad as we rode up. But he eventually warmed up to them, and both boys were unhappy that the rides couldn't last all day.

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