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A Saturday Morning

We hadn't yet been to the Nicholas Conservatory. Saturday turned into a great day to finally make the trip. Our Saturday plans fell through and after Augie's morning nap we decided it was about time we went to see what the Conservatory is all about.

It was really a nice day. Augie loved the plants, as did Andy & I. Andy captured some great flower pictures. The orchids were amazing.


The wee man really loved the water features and the koy fish. I'm pretty sure he was ready to jump right in and go for a swim with the fishies. 

Augie especially loved that there was a story time going on to celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday. A nice volunteer, named Jan, read Augie "Green Eggs & Ham" while he played with/on Rockin' Ruby, the conservatory's resident tree frog. 

We found out that there are frequent events, like story time, and there is always some sort of fun "make and take" craft for kids in their botany/craft room. The activity on Saturday was a little old for Augie (painting washers and making a washer necklace), but as the wee man grows up it will be a perfect place to take him for a little fun and education.

Can't wait until the weather warms upr, there is less (or no) snow on the ground and we can take another fun day trip to the conservatory.


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