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A very fun winter break

As we mentioned in our previous blog post, we had a very nice Christmas—and the rest of Noah’s winter break was just as fun too. The day after Christmas, we drove to Ohio to visit Ryan’s family for a few days.

The weather was chilly, so we spent most of our visit just hanging out inside. Here are a few pictures of Noah playing games with Grandma Cindy and Grandpa Don, lounging with Aunt Kristen, and playing video games with Ryan.

It snowed that Saturday morning…not a lot, but just enough for Noah to shovel. He loved it!

And that night, Uncle Chris stopped by and played Atari with Noah—and they put a puzzle together too. The puzzle picture is from our trek up Pikes Peak last summer.

It was a very short trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s house in Ohio, but we packed in the fun while we were there. We’ll see you all again soon!

Back at home, it was cold and rainy on New Year’s Eve, and so we stayed indoors and played games. Here are a few pictures of Noah playing Quick Cups, Dominoes, Bellz (magnetic bells), Sorry, and Uno. The competition was fierce!

The weather cleared up New Year’s Day, so we went for a run on the bike trail. We had to start working off all of Grandma’s cookies. Ha.

And for Noah’s last day of winter break, we rode the MARC train from DC to Baltimore for the day. The MARC is the commuter rail line in Maryland. The ride to Baltimore takes about an hour.

When we got to Baltimore, we headed to the National Aquarium—it’s one of our favorite places to visit.

We spent most of our visit walking through the maze of massive aquariums in the “Atlantic Coral Reef” and “Shark Alley” exhibits. As always, the sharks were Noah’s favorite part!

We were lucky with timing and saw a staff scuba diver feeding fish in the coral reef exhibit, and that was also very cool to watch.

We saw a lot of other sea life too, including blacktip reef sharks, horseshoe crabs, and jellyfish, just to name a few.

Our last stop was the Dolphin Discovery exhibit, where we saw the five female Atlantic bottlenose dolphins: Jade, Spirit, Maya, Bayley, and Chesapeake. This was Noah’s second time seeing the dolphin show—it’s really cool.

Yes, we had a lot of fun during Noah’s winter break. We hope the new year is off to a great start for everyone!

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