Lincoln's school took a break for the week of Thanksgiving week, so we had to plan lots of fun. Mommy and the boys went to the Arboretum on Monday for a picnic lunch and a tour of the 12 Days of Christmas exhibit. The picnic lunch was perfect in the nice weather! Lincoln and Beau were happy to lead the tour of the 12 Days of Christmas displays with their maps. They love maps!
To be honest, it wasn't the best day of pictures. There were tons of weird cheese faces, plenty of not looking at the camera, and a general lack of interest of being photographed. Perhaps they were too busy just enjoying the Arboretum . . . or perhaps they are just two little boys who weren't so keen on stopping to have perfect smiles every few minutes! This was the best picture by the first stop on the 12 Days of Christmas. Of course, it was the partridge in a pear tree!
We admired the two turtle doves, three French hens, four calling birds, and the five golden rings at each stop. And yes, Mommy did sing the song at each exhibit. We stopped for a bit to chill out by the water falls. Still awkwardly smiling . . .
Their favorite stop on the 12 Days of Christmas was the Maids A-Milking! Why on Earth would that be their favorite? Because there were cow's butts to laugh at!!!! And it just so happened that there was a funny smell in this area, and they were overcome with little boy toot/fart/poop/butt jokes! Yeah, that is pretty much a regular thing with two little boys . . . sigh!
We continued our tour of the exhibits and had almost finished when we found an artist doing silhouettes. The boys posed patiently (surprise!!!), and we loved the finished product. Can't wait to frame those!
The boys spent a lot of time running around in the pumpkin houses. This is definitely their favorite part of the Arboretum this time of year! Finally a semi-good picture!
Hanging out in one of the pumpkin houses - cute!
We found the last stop on the 12 Days of Christmas tour, and the boys made Mommy sing the whole song!!! That was super hard, and Mommy might have confused how many ladies were dancing and how many pipers were piping, but they were satisfied!
On the way out, two sweet and silly smiles came out. These brothers really love each other and loved spending the day playing at the Arboretum.
More fun is planned for the next few days . . . hanging with Nana on Tuesday and Wednesday will surely be fun. Pics to follow!