Sunday, November 1, 2009

Shedd Aquarium

Well, our frequent trips to the library finally scored us the free pass to the Shedd Aquarium! SWEET! General admission only (so no dolphin show or other extras for us this time, maybe another visit we'll actually fork over the cash), but when you're going with an 8-month-old on your back...turns out you're not up for being there ALLLLLL day long, anyway. :)

We decided to take the El and stopped for a family picture in the park.

I love how the two adults are looking at the flip screen and the infant is the only one looking at the lens for a proper picture.

Of course, there were lots of interesting things to see at the aquarium. We definitely let Kendra out plenty to get up close and see for herself!

Which sometimes she did slightly more enthusiastically than others...

We all loved the seahorses!

And the river otter. This little clip is just a taste of what we saw...I loved how it looked like it really loves to swim. It just looked like it was having a ball!

Remember all of Kendra's "toys" we showed you earlier? It's based on the concept that you spend a small fortune on toys for a child, but the favorite playthings are always the pots and pans and tupperware. Well, we had a similar experience at the aquarium. Take a child to the aquarium and her favorite attraction is a big plastic rock in a fake campground.

We're pretty sure we're going to have to find one of these for our home now... This video actually also captures something we've been meaning to blog but haven't quite caught on camera for an extended period of time: the hand slapping. We first saw it Labor Day weekend with Dad and Michelle and we think it's hilarious.

We had a very fun afternoon at the aquarium...but someone was a little more tired than everyone else.


Whitney said...

I'm so excited that you guys have a blog! Looks like you had a great time at the aquarium. Next time you come out this way you should stop by my house and say hello.

Jacqueline said...

That is one tired little girl. How were the parents doing who lugged her around all afternoon? You still look bright eyed and bushy tailed. Neat aquarium.

Seth said...

I love that video of her slapping the rock. It looks really fun. I got a strong urge to go find a good big rock to slap.

Danielle said...

What a fun day!! And I love that first picture of you 3! :)

Laura said...

What a fun family outing. I love to see kids crashed out after such a fun adventure. It's just a bummer when I feel just as tired, but have to stay awake. haha