Birch Aquarium

Yesterday we had an adventure at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla. It was colder than expected or planned for. Tuesday was 75/80 degrees and sunny and Wednesday was 59 degrees and overcast. Not quite short and short sleeve weather we were expecting. Oops! Thankfully most of the exhibits are inside.

Once inside the building we turned right to view all the cool sea life. We thought for sure Corbin would linger and be fascinated with the sharks and fish in the larger tanks, but instead he just wanted to hurry and see what was next. Silly kid! Next we went to the tide pools outside and Corbin and Benjamin were able to play with the toy sea creatures and Corbin got to touch a real starfish in the tide pool. My favorite part was the Sea Horse Exhibit. I never knew there were Sea Horses that looked like dragons, but they really do exist. Corbin’s favorite part was when we found the outside water current display where the kids were able to interact and use dividers to redirect the water currents and then release boats at the top and watch them go down the maze to see where the current would take the boat. He did this over and over and over. I think he would have stayed there all day if he could.

Thank you Groupon for saving us money!

Snow in Big Bear

I almost forgot to post the photos from our Big Bear trip over Christmas. We had such a fun time playing in the snow. We had plans of going to a tubing place, but it would have cost us $75.00 for 3 adults to tube down a hill and wait in line. Instead we improvised and found an empty parking lot with lots of untouched snow and had our fun for FREE. We made snow angels, threw snowballs and attempted to make a snowman. Having Aunt Sheryl with us was even more special. Afterward we warmed up at Sizzler and had our unlimited soup and salad bar.

Benjamin 9 months

Benjamin is 9 months going on 10 months. He already wants to stand apart from his brother even though physical similarities are undeniable. He’s a meat and potatoes boy and doesn’t want anything to do with pureed food, started cruising the furniture, puts everything in his mouth, throws a fit if I don’t do what he wants by arching his back and whining (love it-right!), he’s a light sleeper, a chatter bug, is moody and whines if brother gets too much in his space, but on the flip side he loves watching his brother and often laughs when his brother makes funny noises or gestures, takes 2 naps, has two teeth, prefers being held over the stroller and loves the outdoors. I love my kid and am so thankful that God blessed us with him.

Doctors appointment update 1/21/2011
Benjamin = 30″ tall, 19lbs 2.6oz and his head measures 18″
Corbin = 40.75″ tall, 34lbs 11.2oz

Benjamin 9 months
Corbin 9 months