A few weeks before Christmas Scott and I headed out of the house for the day so our counter tops could be installed (hip hip...HURRAY!, and I will try to get up before and after kitchen pictures soon). We spent the day at Mimi and Papa's house and Jay and Auntie met us too. We had been waiting to unpack a box of animals that Hilary and I had growing up and decided this would be the perfect day. The boys have a little play room at my parents house and we thought it would be the most fun to just dump the whole box out in front of them and let them go nuts. Most of you know that Scott's love of animals is unsurpassed - he loves books about them, he loves talking about them, he LOVES the zoo, he loves playing zoo with his toy animals at home, his toy animals are what he plays with the most actually, he even loves nature shows on TV - so this basically could have been his Christmas morning and we could have left it at that!
The boys had the best time discovering all the animals in front of them. They couldn't decide what to play with first. It was so fun to see them get equally, if not more excited for each new animal they picked up. "Look mom, tootle (turtle)...look mom, jaff (giraffe)....look mom, wolf....look mom, look mom, look mom....!!!!!!!"
The big giraffe in Scott's hand above was the most coveted and has since been hidden away so as to not cause the boys to come to blows over it - sharing the biggest and coolest animal in the box has proven too hard the past few visits.
It was so much fun and I know the boys loved it. You know how I know? As soon as we get to Mimi and Papa's house its the first thing Scott asks to do: "Mommy, more amuls please?!"