Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Airport Fun...

In late May we were running early (for once) for a birthday party for a certain 4-year-old. Since we were too far away to go home and they live near the airport, we decided we could kill a hour or so in the terminal. So we forked out a whopping $4 for parking and headed in.

Little did we know there were places there the kids could play. It's called the Sky Deck. You can watch the planes take off and land there also. At our airport (BWI) they actually have two of them, but we only ventured into one. We will probably hit up the other one next time.

There was a mock-up airplane that had seats, so you could either pretend you were a pilot or a passenger.

Elijah decided to be the pilot.

Both boys enjoyed another thing they had there where you could pop up from inside of it and see out these giant bubbles.

Caleb liked sitting on the luggage cart too.

It was a very nice place to spend a hour. We had snacks and looked around at some of the exhibits (you could see what the inside of a real cockpit looks like... through plastic of course).

Elijah often asks to go back to the airport. He means to play in this area. Little does he know that we will be going back to the airport in about 6 months to actually take a flight. I'm sure he will be very excited when he finds out.

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Day Out With Elijah...

Do I have timing or what? As soon as August 1st hit my workload dropped from constant overload of work to having to look for things to do, from other people. Who knew such a thing was possible. Thankfully work loads changed and mine is steady. That means there will be more updates from me in the coming months. Mostly catching up on things that should have been posted while I was on my hiatus. So without further ado here is my first "catch up" post.

Some time in early December, Elijah and I had a day out together. It was just me and him "hanging out".

First we went to Wendy's to grab a bite to eat, but instead of going to the drive-thru, we went inside to eat. We had some interesting conversations about apples and birds and other various things. Elijah came out of his shell a little bit and ordered an apple juice instead of his usual water. He must have been feeling adventurous that day.

After we ate, we headed over to Barnes and Noble. They were having an Angry Birds scavenger hunt. Everyone had to look for the Might Eagle from clues that were given. We found them all and handed in our paper. There was a drawing for a prize, but unfortunately we didn't. (I didn't take any pictures inside B&N because I had gotten in trouble for doing that previously)

Our next stop was Starbucks for some coffee for me and a cake pop for Elijah. He thoroughly enjoyed his cake pop as we were driving home. He also insisted on wearing a Steelers knit cap while eating it...

*This was so long ago and I don't think we've had another day out, just me and him, since then. I will have to start thinking of another day out activity for this year. I just need some good ideas. Pinterest here I come...