Wow, so it's been a few weeks? I can't even really be bothered to count.
So, I've been busy with work (for real, I have actual THINGS to do beyond scheduling appointments), editing Ashlee's wedding like a mad woman, and attempting to appreciate my favorite season. I won't type that "f" word that elicits screams of excitement over pumpkin spice stuff. I know everyone is tired of the that kind of talk.
Anyways, about two weeks ago the Ginge and I visited my sister Lauren, her husband Chase and my niece Isla in Raleigh. This was the Ginge's first time meeting Isla, and I can positively say he is just as in love with her as the rest of us are. I knew this would happen, the Ginge is kind of a baby magnet. They just love him. I think it's the hair.
And to get this out of the way, NO I DON'T HAVE BABY FEVER. I just love my neice, and I'm enjoying the fact that I get to be an aunt. Hopefully I will be the one who always has gum, ya know?
The group mostly did laid back type of activities that we enjoyed, but don't make for good blog content. However, we did visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. It was free, awesome, and filled with kids/parents dressed up in Halloween costumes. It was a good time. We ate at this local walk up burger/hotdog establishment beforehand and it was delicious.
Now, roll that beautiful bean footage:
There were a lot of interactive exhibits, so it was really neat to see Isla take everything in. There were even college students with snakes, turtles (I touched one!), Guinea pigs, and other animals explaining each creature's habits, diet, etc. My absolute favorite part was the Living Conservatory. Butterflies glide right beside you as you walk around. It's filled with tropical plants and a SLOTH (there's a video of our time in there on Instagram, if you follow me there). The conservatory is meant to recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of a dry tropical forest.
I also took family photos of the Putnams, but since they very well might use them as Christmas gifts, I will wait to post a few until after the holidays. I would hate to spoil any surprises.
Needless to say, I enjoyed my time once again in the great city of Raleigh. It's fast becoming one of my favorite cities in the Southeast.
I hope you all are happy to slow down and enjoy yourself during this busy time of year.