Thursday, February 24, 2011

Embrace the Camera: Feb. 24th

We spent our 3day weekend with family and friends, yet before we wrapped up our short vacation...we took a trip to the Natural History Museum. We were there to visit the 'Dinosaur Encounters' exhibit, but mainly to see Lily's expression as she walked through the museum. 

The moment we arrived she began pointing and naming everything in sight. The place was crowded, but she managed to drag me from one spot to another. I can't even count the number of times I bumped into someone, and apologized along the way.

The exhibit on the 2nd floor had an entire room of display bones, furs, and stuff animals...this was better than Chuck E Cheese. No, really.

The white (or yellow in this case) polar bear was the main attraction, and here I was with a prime lens and was only able to capture half his body.

Petting the giant lizard, I say this because to be honest I'm not quite sure if it's a crocodile or an alligator. I should know this, I mean there was a sign and we were there to learn...but obviously I wasn't paying attention.

Looking out the 2nd floor window

I had to hold her closely because she wasn't quite sure what to make of the dinosaur display.

This is the only shot we successfully took of the 'Dinosaur Encounters' performance. The room was SO hot and SO very crowded...the price you pay to get front row seats for your child! 

This is a perfect display of what my daughter does...she tells me what things are, when she wants to go, and where she wants to go. Don't try telling her different, this girl is independent.

My husband took most of these shots, but I have to say this is hands down one of my favorite. Of the day that is...


Amazed by the size of the whale above us.

My favorite exhibit has always been the 'Insect Habitat'...check out these bugs!

I keep telling my husband how the spider on the right looks like a teddy bear. Look at that face...without the scary limbs it would be so cuddly.
It only took 2 hours to visit every part of the museum, but by that time we were exhausted. Lily fell asleep before we got to the car. It was a great day!


  1. she is sooooo cute! what a wonderful place to take her! my first date with my hubby was here. :)

  2. I'm like your husband...I can't see the teddy bear in that spider! :) Nice day outing. Looked like fun!

  3. So cute! I love the look ow awe in her eyes!

  4. She is a doll! Looks like lots of fun:)