Friday, December 21, 2012

Surprise Trip to Phipps!

It has been a WHIRLWIND of activity around here lately (more on that soon!) so I wanted to get these pictures posted before I forgot what a fun morning we had yesterday.  It was the girls' first vacation day from school so I surprised them with a trip to Phipps Conservatory.  We hadn't been since Mali and Brinn were babies, so really, it was new to all of us.  The girls loved it, although comparisons to Meijer Gardens were inevitable.  This wreath room was one of their favorites and they started requesting pictures here.
One of the nice aspects was the map they provided for children which allowed them to collect stamps throughout the gardens.  If you notice Brinn's blue nose, that's why.

Lane saw MANY good opportunities for climbing and wasn't too thrilled to be told no.
Who needs Santa?  Laney and her bud Caleb are much cuter in his chair.

The India room was a huge hit.  We're all pretty much experts on India now, after reading a Magic Tree House book about the Taj Mahal and seeing pictures of Mike Ryan's trip there.

I'm noticiing there are a lot of Mali pictures.  It was a nice change to have her with us all day long.

We were all impressed with the poinsettia display.  We came home and read The Legend of The Poinsettia, a story I don't remember hearing growing up. 

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