Thursday, November 21, 2013

National Aquarium

We had an amazing day today at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, thanks to Shannon's colleague Janice, who volunteers as a diver there. She showed Nate her scuba equipment before diving in the Atlantic Coral Reef exhibit to feed the fish.
































































We also enjoyed seeing the new Blacktip Reef (Pacific) exhibit, as well as the Rainforest and Australia exhibits, the dolphins, and jellyfish. Time to dig out Nate's "fwippers," since today was a day he'll be talking about for a long time!













Monday, November 11, 2013

New Jersey






































We visited Andrea, Rick, Wes, and Dylan last weekend in New Jersey. Wes and Nate had non-stop fun, and Maisie enjoyed all the wildlife and running around.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Halloween 2013






































Nate came up with his own costume idea this year. He wanted to be a spider, just "a little bit scary." He loved his short run of trick-or-treating, and was especially eager to eat the full-size Hershey bar. I told him he could open it that night if he read me all the letters, which he surprised me a little by doing.

And we got the traditional skeleton jammies photo, which shows the crazy growth over the past three years:


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Air and Space






































Since Nate has become interested in rockets, we planned a trip with Honey and PopPop to the Smithsonian Air and Space Annex (the Udvar-HazyCenter.) He enjoyed the planes, rockets, and Space Shuttle, and got to "pilot" a small Cessna.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Apple Picking 2013






































We joined Jenny-Jen and Alex for a trip to Larriland Farms to pick apples and enjoy other fall fun. It was a perfect day.


Monday, September 16, 2013

County Fair 2013






































We were so excited to go to the Fair this year. The Antique Tractor Club display was a huge hit, like last year. This time, Nate wanted to take pictures of some of his favorites. He also thoroughly enjoyed feeding hay to a Holstein calf, before making his way to the midway. He amazed us with his bravery on rides and in the funhouse maze, and the quick way he made friends with other kids.





















Monday, September 09, 2013

Camping






































We finally got to take Nate camping for the first time. He enjoyed the tent and camp chairs, the campfire, his lantern, eating, riding bikes, canoeing, and s'mores.