I've mentioned it before but we always go in the evening because 1) you don't melt from the heat, 2) less crowds, 3) better lighting for pictures, and 4) the colored fountains at sunset. And nothing is better than to take your kids somewhere and be able to sit down and relax while they all play (without any fighting!!) If we can make it up there again before the baby is here, I will so take that chance.
Although, there was this small incident when Kai sprayed Liam and you can see that he wasn't too thrilled. Does it make me a bad mom if I was cracking up at this moment? Especially at the fact that I caught his reaction on camera?
Desmond wasn't so sure of the fountains at first. He sat on his daddy's lap and in the stroller for a good chunk of time before he got down and experienced the joy of running close to the fountains. But if even a drop of water touched him (or he thought it was going to) he would run back to us.
We spent a solid 10-15 minutes watching big swarms of birds flying above us and around the buildings. Evangeline was positive that they were all "looking for their mommy."
Liam wanted me to go with him to check out the "sunflowers," as he called them. Liam's photography skills definitely surpass anything I was able to do at 8 years old (and even still at 28!)
Those lights, though! Pictures don't do it justice, especially with me behind the camera. Maybe with another trip and some more practice.
P.S. Because it's worth mentioning again--5(ish) more weeks until we meet our precious baby girl!