Sunday, June 07, 2009

Georgia Aquarium

OK, the Georgia Aquarium is AMAZING! It was so incredibly spectacular! And of course getting in for only the $10 parking fee was pretty wonderful too! :)

The kids loved loved loved it, and aside from a minor attitude adjustment with Liam early in our endeavor and some not listening about 20 min before we were leaving from Braeden, not too shabby! :)

This huge aquarium was the kids' favorite... they could have literally sat here for HOURS! As it was we came back a second time before leaving. Liam was a little scared, so sat on my lap, but he loved it just as much and was soon pointing out the whale sharks and stingrays. :)
There were a few hands-on areas which were a big hit (once Olivia got over her initial fear).

Olivia just completed a research project the last couple weeks of school on Beluga Whales, so to see one up close and in person was incredible for her! :) We're going to email this to her teacher! :)

Again, the glasses went with us! And if he gets mad over not being carried, or some such thing, they get whipped off and thrown! :) Oh the joy!
Here we were stopping for a drink. Can you tell Braeden was mad at me? :) It's my fault he didn't listen and kept grabbing the wheel when we were trying to make a penny, even though mom kept telling him to leave it for a minute so I could line it up and get the money in, guess he didn't really want one! :)
Notice who's missing from the picture? :) Liam came running to me and wanting "Up", I knew something was nearby but it took us a while to see the walking fish across the lobby. :) He was perfectly happy waving from the safety of mom's arms. :)

After the aquarium we grabbed drive through food for lunch and ate out on the back patio. It's GORGEOUS outside! :)


Sara said...

Loving all the updates of your vacation! Looks like an amazing time! Liam and the glasses--ha!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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