Day 342, Year 8: Visit to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Date: Friday, October 11, 2013
Weather: Gorgeous Fall Day
Location: Eel Pond, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Today was a school holiday, so we enjoyed the day with Heather and boys at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. The forecast indicated a partly cloudy day with a good chance of rain, but after an overcast beginning, we had an absolutely gorgeous day. Sam was up early and we built with little Legos in the cockpit until Granddad and Jonah got up. Then while I fixed breakfast, Granddad played Legos with both boys and then they went out on the dock to ‘pretend’ fish and just enjoy the morning. Once Heather, Jed, and Ollie arrived in Woods Hole, we met up with them, said good-bye to Jed who had to work, and headed to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. It is a tiny museum, but Sam and Jonah enjoy it there. Heather and Mark have never been there, and what the boys really wanted them to see was outside the museum. We did the long walk out to the seashore. The tide was very low and it was beautiful. We frolicked in the sand and walked in the tidal flats. Well, most of us walked. But Jonah ran through the puddles of water like a sprite. Of course he ended up with wet pants despite repeated reminders, but I think the wet pants were worth it. It is a 15-minute walk out to the tidal flats and little Ollie insisted on walking most of the way. When he got to the beach, he literally rolled in the sand. By the time we got back to the Museum, we were all worn out, but we spent a couple of hours exploring before heading home.

Sam and Jonah came back to Windbird with us for another overnight. Tonight we ate pizza while watching another episode of Blue Planet, had S’mores for dessert, and then read for a good chunk of time before putting the boys to bed. It was an early turn-in tonight as they both were exhausted. And tomorrow is another busy day. They both have soccer and then a birthday party. Mollie, the little girl who lives next door, is turning five, so the Keefe’s are having their annual fall party to celebrate.

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