Last weekend, in our continual effort to expend the children's energy despite the rain and the cold, we did what the rest of Birmingham families with small children did: we went to McWane. This visit was particularly special because McWane was hosting some of Will's favorite "people"--Curious George and the Man With the Yellow Hat. The children got to meet them and have their picture taken with them, and surprisingly, Julia didn't freak out the way she did with Santa. Well, she didn't freak out as long as she got to visit with them on HER terms. If they tried to touch her or give her a high-five...forget it. She was backing away. But otherwise, she loved them and waved and waved and said, "Hi! Hi! Hi!" She even wanted to sit with them twice. Will also seemed to enjoy the visit, although he noted, "This is a big Curious George. I wanted him to be a little Curious George." So apparently he expected an actual monkey. I hate to tell him, but even McWane isn't that cool, buddy.
So, in honor of this visit, as well as the multiple other visits that we have taken (and are sure to take soon in the future), I present some pictures of the children enjoying McWane on various trips. Julia's first visit was in November, and she already seems to be right at home.