Wednesday I spent the day packing everyone. Justin came home from work and we were off!!! There were so many babies and little kiddos on the plane. Landon and I even got to sit next to a little guy that is 11 days younger than he is!! You can see that he enjoyed that flight! We got to the apartment right at bedtime for the boys so I am not counting the plane ride as day one.
The first day that we were in Victoria we went to The Butchart Gardens. I LOVE plants and have a fairly green thumb. This place was amazing and it is only spring! I can't even fathom what it might look like in the summer time! The air was A LOT colder than I had expected, but we survived it :-) I just LOVED this place and can only dream what it must be like to be that rich! WOW!
Landon found another baby in the apartment!
The Sunken Garden
(this used to be a rock quarry, and with a lot of money and time this is what they created! WOW!! The big tower in the middle was a big chunk of invaluable rock. The family turned it into a lookout)
No shocker that Evans favorite part of the gardens was the carousel ride! He picked out his horse and everything! When the ride was over (and for the rest of the day) he kept whining and crying for his horsey. "I want my horsey back"
We're walking through the Japanese garden and all of a sudden there is a window through the trees and bushes into the harbour!!! How awesome is that???
From Butchart we went to the Butterfly museum. Again, it was AWESOME!! I LOVED it, Evan HATED IT!!!! Apparently Evan has developed a fear of butterflies that he never had before. He isn't afraid of the huge flamingos but the sweet tiny butterflies. It was actually kind of funny! Especially because the butterflies love Evan and love Justin. I always want a butterfly to land on me, but I guess I just don't smell sweet enough. They always land on Justin though! This time a butterfly landed on him and would not come off! It stayed on his head the entire time, just moved around a bit. Justin finally had to pick it off before he could leave, because shaking his head was doing nothing.
From the Butterfly museum we drove back to our apartment (downtown) and walked around by the harbour. We saw the Parliament building...
Evan was more than thrilled to see a "real" Pirate ship. The "pirate" even said that we could go down and look at it up close!This is the pirate ship Mama wants :-)