March 27, 2012

Aquarium Fun!

Alex and I have been trying our best to do fun things with Kate since our days as a family of three are numbered (we have just a little over 2 weeks left before baby boy arrives).  Kate is loving getting out and about after being in isolation for so long and the freedom is so refreshing!

We decided to take her to the Downtown Aquarium Saturday morning.  We got there as soon as they opened which turned out to be a great decision - by the time we were leaving, an hour later, it was really filling up.  The aquarium itself is pretty tiny in relation to most aquariums but is the perfect size for a toddler's attention span.  It also has things outside - train, ferris wheel, carousel, carnival games, etc. 

We did the inside first and Kate loved the fish! 

After quickly seeing everything inside, we headed out to have some mask- free fun!

Waiting on the train to the shark tank!  Contrary to what these pictures show, Kate really enjoyed the train ride! She just didn't want to smile for the camera!

We headed to the ferris wheel after the train and I think Kate enjoyed it the most!  She said "weee" a few times and really liked looking at downtown and the cars driving on I-10.

Lately, if Kate is unsure of something, or trying to process something, she puts her finger on her cheek and says "hmm".  I have no clue where she picked this up from but I find it hilarious.  She wasn't quite sure of everything she could see from the top of the ferris wheel and decided the situation deserved a nice "hmm". 

The carousel was pretty much a bust.  She didn't cry but she definitely was not into it at all.  I don't think she smiled a single time while on it - just looked around or at us like we were crazy for putting her on a spinning thing.  I'm hoping she likes the carousel at Disney a bit more when we are there this fall!

I really love that we have so many awesome attractions minutes from our house!  I think it is one of the biggest perks of city living!  Yes it would be nice to have a {much bigger} backyard or more storage space but, living 5 minutes from an awesome zoo (that Kate will be able to go to again in a month!), museums, parks, and aquariums is amazing!


Katie @ Loves of Life said...

Oh I just adore the picture of you two with your fingers on your cheek ;)

Crystal Renee said...

Looks like fun! She is adorable.

Brittany said...

Great pictures! Looks like so much fun! That is so awesome that you can easily go do fun family activities, we are where you have to drive a little to go the zoo/aquarium etc. She is just too precious!!

Erin R. said...

Love the pictures! She is changing so fast. Miss you guys terribly and can't wait to visit this summer! And I think it is hilarious that she is almost resting her elbow on Will as she thinks. Precious.

Lucy Marie said...

Such sweet pictures. I am so entirely jealous of all of you who have fun aquariums close by. We don't have anything. Boo.

Megan and David said...

Love that pic of you and Kate with your pensive finger! So cute!!

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