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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Port Discovery!

Everyone,

Who has a free Thursday afternoon in March? Want to go to Port Discovery with us? It's half price on Thursdays. We had so much fun today with Karen and baby Evie! Well, I think Butterfly had more fun at the children's museum than we did. She pumped gas, climbed a huge rope ladder, rode on a wooden horse, roped cattle, dressed up, played soccer, and wandered through a crooked house.

There was so much else to see that we didn't! There was a huge climbing thing in the middle of the museum that I couldn't take her in because of the boys. And the water room closed as we got up there. And they had a special room for tots under 4 with it's only little climbing thing and balls, etc. but that room was closed when we passed it. I would love to go back and spend more time.

Karen and Evie came from Kansas to visit her best friend from college. Karen and I "met" online about 5 years ago. I think it's 5 years anyway. We were both trying to get pregnant, along with Deanna, Jill, Amy, and a lot of other girls that I still keep in touch with. Karen and I talked a lot through out the day. At least, after I got our extra car seat in the car (after taking it out 3 times to get it to work! Curses! We spent probably 45 minutes in the loading zone at the airport trying to get that car seat to work).

We took over 2 tables at the fast food place to have lunch, and then off to Port Discovery! And Baltimore! Where I always get lost! Today was no exception. Except this time I didn't get lost going into Baltimore, I got lost going out. And then we got lost going to the mall to meet up with Deanna. Juice was helpful enough to google map us back on track and we decided to eat at the pizza place.

Wow, we are brave women to go to a sit down restaurant with 4 infants and a 3 year old. My boys were ravenous and ate twice as much food as they normally do. They cried between mouthfuls so I didn't get a chance to look at the menu until we were about ready to order. Luckily, Butterfly was willing to color and was a complete angel today. I wish she was like this every day. But I suppose bad days make me realize how good she can be.

I was also really impressed with Karen and Evie! They had been up since 4am their time to take their flight and were both still happy and willing to be dragged around by us. And Deanna's little boy is a doll! I had fun meeting him too.

Come back soon Karen!

Safire

6 comments:

  1. Getting lost with you was fun that one time I'd recommended it to others and would do it again myself. Port Discovery looks amazing!

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  2. I wish we could have made it. It looks like you had fun, despite the getting lost (happens to me every time, too!)

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  3. Great pictures! It looks like you guys had fun. Where exactly is it? I would love to go!

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  4. I have always wanted to go there!

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  5. I had SO much fun meeting you and you babies! They are as adorable as I always imagined, and Butterfly was cracking me up the whole time. She's a hoot!

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  6. It was a fun day! I was dreading Thursday because it was going to start so early and involve Evie's first flight, but it ended up a great day thanks to you and Deanna...thank you! You were right that the restaurant thing was a bit much to ask of the 5 kids, but I'm glad we did it. It was fun to have the 3 of us together, even though it was hard to talk over the big table with so much ambient noise. Evie and I had some car seat drama with Deanna and Jen, too, so it's been a bit of a theme for this trip. :) At least in the end she's been able to ride safe and snug to the next destination each time!

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