Avey is turning 8 years old this week, which calls for much celebration.Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. We had also wanted to check it out, so we all loaded up in the Ricksmobile and trekked into the city. It was a beautiful day for it. Luckily, we were able to slip past the long line and go in through the ADA accessible entrance (thanks to 2 strollers). We stepped in to see all sorts of creatures.
|Avey Was Grossed Out by the Caecilian|
|A Swarm of Little Shiny Blue Fish|
Hakan was pretty interested in the exhibits, but more than anything he just wanted to run around and have somebody chase after him. He, like his older brother, loves chasing games like nobody's business.
|Carver's Favorite Nursery Toy Ever|
Hakan is talking more and more. One of his favorite words this week is "No." He understands the power of it, too, because he often will throw whatever he is refusing as he says it. My favorite word of his right now is "bread." He, like most kids at this age, has a rough time with the letter "r," so it doesn't quite come out right. Instead, it sounds a lot more like, "blah." What's great is that he loves bread, so whenever we offer it, he gets really excited and shouts "Blah!" It's exquisitely adorable.
Avey has all sorts of plans for her birthday. She has a favorite meal of macaroni and cheese planned, along with three desserts. More than anything, though, she is looking forward to having visitors in a couple more weeks for her baptism. The fun never ends here.