We had a great time this weekend in Portland playing, sight-seeing and eating lots of yummy food. It was so nice to get out of town and do something different- I just wish the weather had been better. It was a little chilly on Saturday so we didn’t get to enjoy all of our activities as much as I would have liked.
We went to the Children’s Museum of Maine and Brendan had a BLAST there.
They had so many activities and interactive stations, which is so great when you have a toddler with a short attention span. Brendan loved running from one thing to the next. He’d stop for a second and then zoom off to the next cool thing.
Brendan particularly liked the building station. He spent a good amount of time here and was the only kid at the table when we were there. It was a nice break from the crowd.
We had a bit of a tantrum when we left but what else is new? We carried him screaming and crying to the car and he calmed down once I gave him a piece of gum. He loves gum.
We headed to the beach despite the cold weather because what would a trip to Portland be without the beach? It wasn’t the ideal conditions for spending the afternoon outside but Brendan didn’t mind at all.
Of course Brendan was interested in the rocks.
He found a big one and had fun throwing it in the water. It took him a few tries to make it there but he finally got it in the ocean.
He even found a seagull to chase.
I was surprised by how much he liked the water. I thought he wouldn’t go near it but he was so excited and I couldn’t stop him from getting wet.
The only thing was that he kept getting in deeper and deeper until he was in up to almost his knees. He couldn’t quite keep his balance in the water that deep so he proceeded to fall over into the ocean. He was soaked.
The funny thing was he wasn’t crying because he fell in and got wet. Oh no. He was crying because he was angry that I was making him get out and leave. Next time, I’ll make sure we go when the weather will be warm enough that he can swim to his heart’s content.
We had such a good time and we can’t wait to go back again.