step 2: malcolm goes down and waits for daddy
step 3: Ka-BLOW!!
on sunday we drove out to the museum of life & science in durham. we packed a lunch, and spent the day playing and exploring.
we rode the little train
our family snap-shot, courtesy of the friendly train conductor, tom :)
after lunch, we went in the butterfly house, and malcolm got to hold one!
i'm not sure what type of tree this is (from brazil, i think?), but i loved how it was covered with these black bulbous berries(?)
there were birds down below it, eating the fruit that had fallen. very cool!
this moth was behind glass. it had just emerged from it's chrysalis that afternoon, and it was huge! danny pointed out that the tips of it's wings look like snake heads! so rad!
there it is above alanna's head
i loved looking in this window
ewww, my worst nightmare! :(
this cow liked to lick alanna's arm. he was cute, but he looked pretty sad in there.
we headed inside for the last hour, before they closed at five.
and there was an area for little ones (under age 6), so malcolm got to play on his own for a bit before we left.