Learn: I'd heard about this place before, but it wasn't until I was going batty from the heatwaves and being indoors that we went. It will now be on my list of a monthly thing to do because the kids loved it so much. Love: I loved talking about fish with the kids. It was a pleasure to go through this awesome place and see their eyes light up!
Learn: G and C are becoming very good friends and like to show their affection. It is to cute. The best time was when I was paying for our purchase at CVS, C leaned in to hug G and said "I love you Davin" The older ladies around me just swooned. I think we made their day.
Love: Love the smiles on their faces and the fact that I catch them hugging at least 10 times a day. It makes my day and reminds me why it's all worth it!
Learn: This was really simple and really fun. Some of the best fun came when we had to run through sprinklers to continue our walk. I thought the kids were going to freak out, but instead they asked to run through them numerous times. Now I just need to find more things to do at this place because it's my new fave!
Love: I love free, I love fun and this was both. It always makes me feel like a good mom when we can get out, have fun and learn . Great combo!
Learn: Of course we've showed them tons of photos, books and videos of animals, but until you see one in person it just isn't the same. Each new animal we'd come upon they would clammer asking what animal it was. Some of the favorites were of course the polar bear, the giraffes and the cat exhibit.
Love: This is a special thing, but because it's a membership it's something we can do throughout the year. Love that we live near a big zoo and big city like Philadelphia...so much to show the kids.
Learn: Everytime you take your kids out in public it's a learning experience. On this occasion I learned Gavin can be heard over anything, even in the loudest restaurants. Also it seems to me that Chelsea is becoming a big kid right in front of my eyes.
Love: It's a fun occasion to get time with my family. This was no exception. Everyone in our family was talking about it for days...so sweet!
Learn: A ride with the slowest movement is probably best for my heart. The first ride we put them on was a whip. Silly me, I didn't watch the ride go before putting my kids on it. It whipped around the corner looking like it was giving the kids a bit of whiplash. After that I was sure to eye up what was happening on the ride before placing my precious children on them.
Love: We made a ton of great memories that day. Chelsea and Gavin talked about it for days and asked to watch the DW promo on the computer daily. Since then every once and a while C will ask..."Where did we go with Grandma?" I'll say "Dutch Wonderland." Then Gavin will say " I love Dutch Wonderland." This will definitely be a yearly trip!