On Tuesday, we headed over to the New England Aquarium for the day.
We were getting to be quite comfortable with the transit system, as evidenced by Lucas' relaxed posture on our ride to the aquarium station.
It was a beautiful, sun shiny day in Boston!
Lucas gettng a peek at the Atlantic harbor seals on our way in
Lucas and daddy checking out the little blue penguins
We loved getting to see the sea lions so close up
And watching them waddle away!
They have a three story circular aquarium in the center of the museum that was gorgeous.
Daddy giving Lucas a demonstration on how to do a two-finger touch on the starfish
Checking out some hermit crabs up close
Watching the sting rays glide by
Sweet Paul with grandma
It was a great aquarium and we all had a wonderful time. Lucas really enjoyed showing his daddy everything like he was such a big shot. "Daddy, this is a LOB-STER" - so much fun!
Paul and daddy relaxing outside of the aquarium - those cheeks are just the best!
We grabbed some yummy lunch across the street at Nunzio's Pizzeria and then headed back to the hotel on the train.
Sometimes the noise of the trains bothered Lucas, but as long as he had his fingers shoved in his ears, he was fine!
And of course, once he saw them racing past, the noise didn't bother him one bit!
We put Paul down for a nap and relaxed in our room for a couple of hours. Lucas was busy making phone calls to Mr. Conductor, his bunny, and Iron Man in the most comical disguise voices I've ever heard. This kid talks nonstop and a great deal of it is to completely fictional people. He has entire conversations with multiple characters, complete with different voices. It's a lot of fun. I love his imagination!
Soon it was time to head back to the train and head over to Fenway Park!! The timing of this trip hinged on getting to see a Red Sox game at Fenway, so this was a big highlight of the trip. It is a magical old ball park, and we had the best time sitting in our wooden stadium seats, eating a Fenway frank, singing Sweet Caroline and soaking up the baseball history. It was a loss for the Red Sox, but you'd never know it with their fans. Such loyalty!
Our little wiggle worm with grandma.
This photo of Lucas and Dan made my heart stop for a moment. Lucas looks so much like a big boy these days. I have to really squint and imagine to see him as that little baby anymore with his big kid face and long arms and legs. How did this happen? I did not approve of this big boy transition!
Dan and Paul with his sweet, big peepers
Paul nursed a few innings in and passed out for most of the remainder of the game.
It was such a fun day and we were so excited to add another very special ball park to our completed list for our baseball tour bucket list.
September 23, 2014