For Logan's birthday weekend we basically repeated Kaylin's birthday weekend in Indianapolis. We went to the Indy Zoo on Saturday. Though some of the animals weren't out and Logan was a bit disappointed the roller coaster was closed (hooray!) the zoo was awesome! In the summer, we had to wait in a long line just to get inside the new Oceans exhibit with the shark touch pool. The crowds around the pool were HUGE and the competition to touch sharks was fierce. In November, we walked right into the building. There was plenty of room for everyone around the pool. The kids (and I) touched lots of sharks. We went first thing after we arrived at the zoo and then again right before we left. It was great! We also went to the dolphin show which was very fun. Most of the big animals were on exhibit and we saw two baby elephants.
We stayed at the same hotel as in July. They have a great pool as well as a play area with a ball pit. The pool is nicer than the usual cheap hotel pool and ball pits are few and far between ANYWHERE, but otherwise this is your run of the mill Comfort Inn. Kaylin thinks it's the fanciest hotel ever! She just kept talking about how FANCY the hotel was. Ummmm, ok.
Sunday we went to the children's museum. We split up most of the time. Gene took Logan to play with all the construction stuff and the boat table and I took Kaylin to play at the Chihuly Fireworks of Glass exhibit. I can't believe how much she likes this glass sculpture! We walked around all four stories of the sculpture and read every sign along the way about everything from how it was designed and built, to how it is cleaned. I let the kids get a souvie from the gift shop and Kaylin chose a postcard and magnet of the sculpture.
It was a good weekend. Both kids were exhausted and slept from Indy past Champaign! By the time they woke up we were nearly to Bloomington. We got home about 6:30 so everyone had time to relax and unwind before bed. We're all off school/work today and then I still have two more days off work!