The Butterfly Pavilion was a bit out of our way from the hotel but the kids were pretty excited about going after their cousins said how neat it was.
The horseshoe crab was burying itself in the sand to go to sleep. It was cool to watch but Ethan thought it was especially neat it wanted to go night-night. Maybe three or four times Ethan crawled back up to watch the crab.
You can only imagine how stoked Evie was to find these shiny blue butterflies. I wish I could have had her "whoa, mom, look at these" on video.
When we actually got to where the living butterflies were I think Evie was maybe more excited about the flowers than the actual butterflies.
Evie was so gentle when holding the butterflies.
We were able to meet up with my cousin Michelle and her family in Edgewater for dinner. She knew of this great Thai place and it was yummy. After dinner the kids enjoyed feeding the ducks and playing by the water until it was past bedtime.
There's that face I want to squeeze!
The kids had fun breaking apart cattails. Evie remembers her grandpa Malcolm doing it in Colorado for her.
The kids busied themselves drawing in the sand with the cattail stems.
Ethan is helping Evie finish her sandcastle.