Today Grandpa Nick and I took the boys to the Baltimore Aquarium to meet up with Cass and Walter (the same people who first took them to the zoo, and got us a zoo membership, coincidentally). Before the trip, Asher and I had looked at an online tour of the aquarium and Asher was very enthusiastic, saying "Oooohhhh!" and "Coooool!"so I was pretty excited to take them.
First we had lunch to ensure good moods for all present.
|Asher enjoying a homemade chip|
|Benjamin scored a girlfriend even while acting like a goofball|
|Grandpa Nick and Benjamin|
|Grandpa and Benjamin|
|the cutest brothers on the planet|
|Benjamin, Grandpa, and Asher|
|Benjamin and mommy|
|"Here, fishy fishy!"|
We got home just as it was getting dark, and cuddled on the couch with daddy (who had enjoyed a day to himself and been very productive and busy around the house) until dinner.
It was a wonderful day, and although I am exhausted now, I am feeling very grateful for my family and my life. It is such a privilege as a parent to share the world with my children, and to see looks of awe and excitement on their faces. I love sharing that feeling with them-- sometimes I forget just how amazing our world is, and they remind me not to take it for granted.