We went to #squamlakesciencecenter today and it was a really great time. I wish I could show pictures of Odi's expressions, because his amazement was so precious. But, I really want to keep their faces off of my public account, so just imagine a super cute 16 month old starting at everything in complete wonder 😁 We got a map when we purchased tickets, and Freya held it almost the whole time, she asked if she could lead. Of course I told her to go for it! My favorite quotes from her were... "This is my first time following a map... hm... I know what to do, it's ok!" And something like... "hmmm the map says we should be here, but we're not here, that's weird. Ugh, darn, it says we're supposed to be here! What is going on? We're definitely not here." Someone listens to me when I'm arguing with the gps 😂
Continuing with the nature exploration theme our our little family getaway we stopped by the #squamlakesciencecenter @nhnature. They have so many interactive exhibits that are perfect for children and I was so pleasantly surprised to see that so many elements are perfect for Toddlers, including this amazing turtle playspace which not only gives an amazing sense of the enormity of certain turtle species, But gives little ones the chance to crawl into a shell and explore what it feels like. They also had the dreamiest water exploration fountain, a beaver habitat, a slide that mimics a chipmunks borough, and so many other things I could go on all day.
But I also have to mention the animals! We got to see some gorgeous owls, a bobcat, mountain lions, and Saske's hands down favorite, a red fox similar to the stuffed animal he fell in love with at the Weather Discovery Center. I think I'm sensing a theme here. The most interesting part of this fox, is that he only had 3 legs, really emphasizing the amazing work that this organization does in giving rescued animals a safe space, conserving natural habitats and educating the public about them. This little fox was kept seperate from the others, and it made us wonder if its because of the injury and how it would be received by the other foxes, or some other reason such as gender. Saske is too young to absorb some of the educational opportunities, But as his parents this is our chance to expand our knowledge, to ask questions and have conversations that hopefully will spark curiosity and a love of science as he grows. I say that knowing full well that science was far from my favorite subject growing up, I loved nature but never quite made that connection until adulthood. I'm hoping to give Saske some of that latefound love. #nhnature
Today was perfect 💐 We are so thankful to have so many wonderful women to celebrate. But today, we had the most special day celebrating one of the most incredible women I know, and the one I’ll be thankful to call my Mother-In-Law 💕