Every summer I take the boys down to Greensboro to spend a fun day with my aunt and uncle, Pam and George. This year, they took us to the Greensboro Science Center. It had some new exhibits since we were there last year.
And stingrays. And a tank of sharks with a real diver that the boys just loved.
But what was really cool was the new pirate exhibit. The boys got to look through telescopes to try to spot the pirate ship. And I enjoyed looking at cases filled with various treasures brought up from sunken ships.
They also had those hurricane machines, where you go in and shut the door and it creates hurricane winds. I thought the twins would be a little scared. But nope. The boys went in the hurricane machines over and over and over again. I think they would've been happy to just do hurricane machines all day long.
Pierce learned how to work a robotic arm, and used it to pick up a coin and deposit it in a bucket.
Outside, there was some leap frogging.
And I fell in love with the smartest cockatoo. He came right over to me and when I whistled, he whistled back. Cort and I played with him for a while, but when we went to leave he threw a terrible tantrum. I have never heard such a racket. In the end, we stayed for a while longer because we felt too guilty to walk away. If you go to the Greensboro Science Center, be sure to visit the cockatoo! He's a real charmer, and he seemed desperate for attention.
The boys groomed the little goats for a while.
And took one last shot as pirates before heading out to lunch.
What a great time we had with Pam and George!