The only other thing we needed to add to the day would be a splash pad/swimming pool to make it utterly magnificent.
First of all, he got a huge breakfast of blueberry pancakes with strawberries and syrup on top. Couple that with looking at all of the crazy kids running around during the ward breakfast, and playing with a plastic fork. Yeah, pretty much heaven.
After a very long and luxurious morning nap, we headed to Thanksgiving Point where we had free day passes courtesy of ancestry.com.
First up--the dinosaur museum. We did not realize that Tommy's head would explode with excitement here:
|Experimenting with Dad at the children's scientist exhibit|
|Lots of hands-on fossils and rocks to touch. And lots to see!|
|Crawling into the cave|
|crawling out of the cave|
|Playing with some of the stuffed "appendages" in a create your own dinosaur area|
|He found a friend!|
|Family about to be eaten! Plus random boy...|
After the museum, we headed over to the petting zoo. Another mind-blowing success
What sounds kind of like a shriek of fear in this video is actually a squeal of joy. He could not get enough of the goats.
We then headed home for another much needed afternoon nap.
After that we headed back and Tommy got to crawl in the grass and chase after leaves, wrestle and play tickle monster with Daddy, go on a train ride (that almost bottomed out due to the number of adults riding along with their kids....), flirt with some girls who found him very adorable, and eat a snow cone and a giant cookie.
Then Mom and Dad got to walk through the gardens for just a bit and see some beautiful flora and fauna. Here is one cool picture Robert took while there:
Wow. What a day. I don't think I've ever seen that kid have more fun--except maybe at the splash pad. I'm not sure we'll be able to top this one! Good thing he won't remember it, so we'll have a few more chances :-).
Happy playing, all!