Monday, June 21, 2010

Jack's 2nd Birthday at the Papiliorama

Our little guy turned 2 recently. Can't believe how much he has changed since this picture was taken.
Here is the day he was born
Jack on his first birthday
And here we are the morning of Jack's 2nd birthday.
To celebrate this big day we got on another train and headed to an indoor tropical rainforest
The birthday boy and mommy at the train station
A favorite activity lately is jumping down stairs. If there is a staircase around, he will conquer it!
Jack and Luke at the entrance to the Papiliorama
Since there are 4 national languages in Switzerland they try to use pictures whenever possible.
The rainforest is inside a huge dome

A familiar sight these days
One of the domes held thousands of butterflies. Jack wanted to give the butterflies butterfly kisses. (You can see the little black and white butterfly on the middle right of this photo)

Climbing to the top of the rainforest
One of the exhibitions was a nocturama for all the nocturnal animals. I couldn't take pictures inside but it was awesome! We saw so many animals that are usually sleeping when we are at the zoo like the sloth, the porcupine, owls, etc. There was even a bat cave the you could walk through and thousands of bats were flying around. It totally freaked Luke out and he was squealing like a little girl, but Jack loved it! He walked through it 10 times or more.
They also had a petting zoo

And a park

Jack got freaked out in the tunnel when we started making monster noises to scare him
Another tantrum
We left the Papiliorama around lunch time so we were all hungry. Unfortunately it was Sunday, and in Switzerland NOTHING is open on Sunday...except McDonalds. Jack didn't seem to mind his $8 Happy Meal though.
Back at the hotel Jack was greeted by the cleaning ladies (who he has become really friendly with). They gave him a candy bar, juice and a card.
For dinner we met up with our friends Carmen, Paulo and baby Maria again.
Jack got an ice cream crepe after dinner. At first he didn't know why everyone was singing
But then he started smiling when he realized we were singing to him...and that the ice cream and candles were for him.
After we got back to the hotel that night he kept asking for more candles.
So we had to light and relight the candles and sing Happy Birthday again and again and AGAIN.
And of course, no day ends without a good tantrum.
Maybe not much has changed since this first day :-)


  1. hahahahhaaa that is hilarious and awesome!

  2. Happy 2nd Birthday, JACK!!

  3. Happy Birthday to Jack! Can't believe it's been 2 years!!! Looks like you guys had a fun time!