My sister-in-law, Laura, invited me and my kids to the aquarium with her, her three kids, and Allan’s parents yesterday. Brooklyn went to the aquarium last year on a field trip but the younger three haven’t been and were pretty excited! I asked Ember if she wanted to go see some fishies and she hopped around saying, “Yes, fishies!”
I decided to put all the stuff I carry in my purse in a backpack so I didn’t have to juggle a giant bag over my shoulder. This isn’t important to the story, just typing it out for my own benefit. haha!
We got to the aquarium and waited at some quarter operated rides for grandma, grandpa, aunt Laura, and the cousins. My kids were just as excited about sitting on the (unmoving because I had no quarters) rides as they were about the aquarium! haha
When the family got there the kids started shouting happily and waving to them. I got just a bit nervous, hoping the crowds inside wouldn’t be too awful since I now have four kids to keep track of. Luckily, my kids are actually really good when we go out! They occasionally wander but mostly they stay near me, which is a huge relief! For 10 years I’ve had every single outing include juggling a baby or chasing a toddler, or both! lol
The kids loved it right off the bat! I spent the first 10 minutes regretting my decision to come! lol. The smell of fish was overwhelming to my pregnant sense of smell! Wretched. But honestly, how excited the kids were distracted me 🙂
I have a whopping four pictures of sea animals to post. I feel pretty proud of that accomplishment since I find it boring to photograph them. lol (Today my kids saw the pictures and love the sea animal ones, so now maybe I wish I’d snapped just a couple more? lol)
This octopus was my favorite. He/she started moving his/her legs all around and shifted positions while we were there and my kids were enthralled. Ember was pretty much terrified, but intrigued enough to stand there and watch.
Three is probably too many to post of the same exact thing but all four of my kids in one place being so cute is hard for me not to post!
Payson and Brooklyn got stuffed turtles from the gift shop for their upcoming birthdays. Sierra and Ember wanted things but their birthdays are so far away and I know that by the time they get here they’ll not care a smidgeon for a stuffed turtle! haha! Sierra cried about it but already today, the very next day, she’s over the stuffed sea animals! lol
After the aquarium grandma and grandpa bought pizzas and we ate at their house. It was a really awesome day! Our first really fun day of summer!