Thursday, October 2, 2008

Florida Aquarium

We took the day on Saturday to go and visit the Florida Aquarium in Tampa since we had MOSI passes and it was free. The whole lot of us went. The kids wore their handmade decorated shirts. One of the best parts of the day was having the Dads along with us on this fieldtrip of sorts. It is a great place to visit and the kids love seeing all the life in the various tanks and displays. The touch tank of rays and of the cold Pacific waters with starfish and other anemone type animals was a favorite. The kids also had front row seats to the African penguin program. There was a spoonbill pink bird who thought she had found her long lost love in Aaron. They were doing the mating neck dance, and Aaron got away just in time. I think it was his bill on his cap that fooled that pretty bird. One of all of our favorite creatures was the sea-dragon seahorse. It was amazing. The underside of the ray was so cool too. The gills, mouth and teeth seemed to be smiling at us. Unfortunately, being around all the fish made all of us want to eat seafood, but we did not give in to this terrible idea, instead we went and ate sushi at KOBE.

6 comments:

Leslie said...

That stingray pic is amazing. Ya'll sure are busy. I will have to take Raleigh there. He would love it. I can't believe how much Krista's little girl looks like her.

lori said...

The kids loved the stingray picture. I always feel bad for eligah(thats not spelled right?) in his world of girls, of course when he is older he'll be one lucky guy

Kacey Bode said...

I love aquariums!! Thanks for leaving that sweet comment on my blog! Yep, kids with Down syndrome are so "normal" I know it sounds weird but sometimes I really do forget she has it until someone kindly : ) reminds me!! So, what is the timeline for your adoption?

Rachel - Heart Assessment said...

What fun!!!! And great pictures ;)

Stephanie said...

cool field trip!!! Love the stingray and the penguin.

Melissa said...

What a blast! You guys looked like you had an amazing time!