Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dino - Mite!


Scott and I took the kids to DinoQuest at Fontenelle Forest today. I had so much fun!! And I'm not even a 2.5 year old little boy, so that's really saying something, you know.

For those of you not in the area, Fontenelle Forest is a nice little wooded nature area where you can go hiking and such. DinoQuest is a temporary exhibit there, where they've placed various plastic(?) dinosaurs around and about the woods to give your kids a prehistoric nature experience.

Sometimes a picture just describes it so much easier:


Anyway, we had a blast. We took advantage of the fact that the kids don't read yet and didn't even attempt to pronounce the correct dinosaur names.

Owen was appropriately shocked and awed by the "Fly-alot-a-saurus":


Ashley was somewhat less impressed:


Or maybe she's just on to me and her dad's shenanigans. She is four years old, after all.


Aidan spent most of his time roaring like a dinosaur, which to be fair, sounds remarkably similar to his lion roar. That's okay, though...they're both equally intimidating.


Seeing all the dinosaurs made Ashley really want to get a pet. Luckily Aidan will suffice for now.


They had so much fun we didn't think they'd let us leave, but eventually we made our way back to present time.


I might have helped persuade them by promising lollipops, but we all know that what happens in the jurassic period stays in the jurassic period. So shhhh. ;-)


Helene said...

OMGoodness, your kiddos are adorable!!! One of my sons absolutely loves dinosaurs...he would totally go nuts for this place!!!

I'm also very flattered to be in the same nominee category as your blog...maybe we should collaborate sometime? LOL!!

MamaOtwins+1 said...

That is such a neat place to go, I want one. Only I will tell our boys they can sound out the words - because I am not pronouncing them.

Amy said...

Ooh, Sam would LOVE that. He's totally into dinosaurs right now thanks to the show Dinosaur Train. Have A&O ever watched it?

Love the pictures! We tried- to no avail to get a shot of our three on the beach yesterday. They just don't cooperate darn it!

Megan said...

Thanks Helene!! Ooh, we should collaborate some day - can you imagine the hilarity that would ensue? LOL :-)

MamaO - This place was like heaven for little boys - I didn't even get to post the part about the treehouse! ;-) I am soooo not proficient at dinosaur names...I live in fear of the day the boys call my bluff.

Amy - Sam would loooooove it! It was such a neat place. Ooh, I haven't heard of Dinosaur Train - what channel is it on? I'm going to have to investigate b/c Aidan was LOVING the dinosaurs yesterday. He'd probably be all into it. And I SO hear you on trying to get a pic of all 3...I normally tell them to laugh really loud or yell something in unison and that's the only way i can get them to look at the camera. We sound like idiots, but oh well. ;-)

Amy said...

It's on PBS- It's a great show about three flying dinosaur kids that eat fish and a T-rex that their mother adopted as an egg. He can't figure out what he likes to eat because he doesn't like fish as much as the rest of his family. Chris thinks it's going to end poorly one day when the T-rex grows up and realizes that he wants to eat his family. It is a cute show though, Dinosaurs who ride on a train, what more could a boy want?

Megan said...

Chris thinks it's going to end poorly one day when the T-rex grows up and realizes that he wants to eat his family.

LOL! That is so something I would think!

Dinosaurs who ride on a train, what more could a boy want?

Truer words were never spoken. ;-)

MelissaKell said...

Looks like a great family day! Glad you all enjoyed it.

And I still remember when you posted that someone in an elevator at work told you you looked too young to have three kids. Having seen your close-up photo I have to say I agree - you look great!

Megan said...

Thanks Melissa! You just made my day, particularly since I think I look a little windblown in that picture. ;-)