Monday, May 24, 2010

Dinosaur Park

I'm slowly coming to the end of my posts for April (finally). Just a couple more. Anyway, back on the 27th of April my mom & I took the boys to Dinosaur Park up in Ogden. We took Noah & Lincoln there eight months ago too, but poor Noah ended up being sick that day. So, ever since then I've been promising him that we'd go back sometime when he was feeling well and could have a fun time!

They both enjoyed running around looking at the more than 60 life-sized dinosaur sculptures that dot the 8 acre outdoor exhibit.

The T-Rex was a understandably a little intimidating for Lincoln, but Noah (who has a better understanding of "pretend") had no problem going right up to him and roaring back!

Lincoln is really into babies right now. So, any of the dinosaurs that were smaller were of course babies to him. At first he'd yell, "Look, Mom! A babysaurus!" (which I thought was super cute). Later he'd just do his cutsie voice and say, "Ooh, a baby! I like it!" like in this video clip:

Lincoln ended up being afraid of the dinosaur sounds they have playing through speakers around the outdoor exhibit (and it was actually amusing to see him starting to show fear of something since that's not a norm for him), so he was relieved to get to the playground area. There were no roaring dinosaur sounds there - and plenty of fun things for them to do!

My mom & Noah.

We found this little face cutout poster near the playground the last time that we visited, but I couldn't resist the photo opportunity again...and then we noticed that there was an area adjacent to the playground that had several of them! So, we snapped a bunch of pictures of the boys with their faces in them. They actually had a lot of fun doing it too! I'll include just a few. Here is Noah with his pet dino...

And here's Lincoln.

This one was by far my favorite! I think it's a combination of the boys' facial expressions and the fact that the cutouts were smaller, so they fit their little faces better. You can click on it to see it larger...

Noah as the "World's Most Dangerous Creature!"

Noah does like cowboy stuff. Yee-haw!

Once we were done with the playground and poster picture taking, we headed over to the pond to feed the fish and birds some old bread that I brought along...

Two really short clips of the boys feeding the fish and birds...

I didn't take any pictures of the indoor exhibits, but the highlight of those (for my boys) was the t-rex and triceratops family that are upstairs. They are motion activated and move and make noises. Pretty cool, so don't miss it if you take your kids there. Lincoln even warmed up to it after a while of being reassured that they wouldn't hurt us.

Thank you so much for coming with us, Mom! The boys love having you with us, and I always have more fun when you are there to share how cute & fun my boys are with me too!

1 comment:

Jana said...

My pleasure! It was really fun. I love hanging out with you and the boys! They are so cute. Love you guys.