Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Lights at Longwood Gardens

On Saturday, we chose to visit Longwood Gardens. We had wanted to go around Christmas to see the lights and decorations, but the holidays flew by and we were left with one week to fit in a visit. So, naturally we chose one of the coldest days of the year :). We bundled up in lots of layers and braved the cold for some of the most beautiful displays we've ever seen. And Norrin was such a trooper. He didn't cry or complain once. Kids all around us were melting into a puddle of tears and tantrums, but our lil man enjoyed every minute.

Below are a couple of pictures of the indoor displays. They were pretty amazing, but all Norrin wanted to do was throw as much change as he could into the fountains (or "waterfalls" as he calls them).

Give me more monies, Ma. More monies Da:

The Children's Garden is one of the best displays and its open year round. Tons of fountains for the lil ones to get wet in. I took off Norrin's hand knit sweater so he could really get his hands in there.

In an effort to get out, we had to more or less be herded through all the plant displays...mazes and mazes of greenhouses. Norrin pointed out all the colors. His favorite section was the orchids because they had so many different colors, but he was equally in love with the huge pointsettas. When we were in the cactus room, we told him to be careful and he took it upon himself to yell at everyone who got too close "careful of the catfish".

Outside was cold, but beautiful.

We tried to get a photo with Da, but Norrin was set on sticking with Ma...well, A for effort :)

Norrin had no problems stealing Da's soup though. When we were waiting for Da to bring back some food, I asked Norrin what he thought Da was getting him for dinner. Norrin replied, "potato chips and broccoli"....uh, huh.

More outside lights.

Evidence of how bundled up we were. Poor Norrin could barely move his arms.

Evidence of why Da is the photographer for this family...could it get any more blurry?

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