26 July 2008


Today we took the kids to the Downtown Aquarium. They had an amazing time. Especially Lion! He can be kind of a moody little guy, but he was uber-excited today. Every single display, he was running around pointing out all the Nemos and Dorys and Gils and Mr. Rays and even all the minor characters from Finding Nemo.
Nemo and the Lion

And he saw sharks! The only thing in the whole place that scared him was this big animatronic orangutan we saw in the rainforest section. Notice how tightly he is clutching Jonathan's shirt. And how he would not turn his head to smile because he did not want to let that orangutan out of his sight.

This next picture is my absolute favorite. Jonathan took it, of the Lion watching the river otters playing. If you look closely you can see Lion's ecstatic little face in the reflection of the glass:

After the aquarium, we met up with one of Jonathan's friends from high school and her husband and two kids. I get so nervous about meeting new people, but she was so freakin' nice. And she had a nose ring and she used the word "seriously" even more than I do! I like her. And Blue just loves her little boy, who is four. We were at a pizza restaurant and Blue and the little boy, Elijah, were bouncing all over the place and playing under the table and stuff. It was awesome.


jeremyandchristina said...

yay! it sounds like a great time for all.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why you get nervous about meeting new people since everybody loves you and you're so good at talking to people. Silly! :D


Elisa said...

Do we see a future in Marine Biology for Jack? I like going to Zoo's and Aquariums. I never get bored. I could just sit all day and stare at an exhibit. It looks like you guys had a great time and you guys get the gold sticker for parenting. Your kids are really enjoying themselves and that is what is important.

Kelli said...

aquariums are great! Rachel does the same thing when she sees all the fish from Nemo. i'm so glad you had a great time!

Retainer Girl said...

Jack is so freakin' cute in that last photo. I never got to see him more engaging and not quite as moody. (I love him dearly, but he is, as you admit, a moody little guy. Fortunately, he's ridiculously cute as well.)