Grandpa and Malcolm had fun building birds at the Peabody Essex Museum.
Doesn't Jacob look cute as a witch?
Eddie didn't seem to notice all the activity.
Here's what the deck looked like before.
The game exhibit was still there, and that was a lot of fun.
The mist outside was new!
This giant nest with eggs was new, too. I think the nest used to be more like a climbing structure that was falling apart. I like what they did with it!
The otters are always fun to visit!
Here's the site of Thoreau's cabin.
A few commuter trains went by, and several breakdown trains!
When we swam, some ducks came over to us!
I like how Jane arranged her towel.
Here's the replica cabin with the actual furniture from Thoreau's cabin.
When I got home I looked up how far our walk around the pond was, and it was 1.7 miles! I can't believe they walked that far without much complaining!
The kids were terrified of the ferris wheel but after a few minutes they liked it. Then they enjoyed so many other rides afterwards!
Look at poor Malcolm's tears!
How fun to drive their own car!
The chair lift was fun. I couldn't believe they were scared of the ferris wheel but not this. It seemed much scarier to me!
They had tiny, little kid-sized bumper cars. They were adorable!
We took a boat ride on the lake.
Here's a baby salamander.
The kids checked out different animals under microscopes.
This is a rock that someone made into a stegosaurus!
Afterwards we went to the farm to pick up our vegetables. We visited the chickens first.
We picked cherry tomatoes. It was fun! Over the next few days I think Jane ate most of these! We're also growing them at home and she eats them all before we get a chance to use them for recipes.
On the way home we spontaneously decided to visit the wildlife refuge and ride bikes!
We saw a lot of frogs.
I think both kids actually slept well that night!