It seemed fitting to take a trip to an aquarium considering Olivia's recent science focus of the ecosystems of rivers, lakes, swamps, estuaries, oceans, beaches. It was encouraging to hear Olivia use the vocabulary she has learned and have a better understanding of what she was seeing because of her studies. We will be doing coral reefs coming up. And of course this was great fun for all 3 of the big kids.
Waves and Sand:
|Gabe and Ezra loved this part of the aquarium because they were "in the water with the fish" in Gabe's words.|
|Olivia thought she wanted to touch the rays but quickly changed her mind. She did say this was her favorite animal of the day.|
|Gabe was the one that caught on to what was happening in these displays. I thought that was funny. He said right away, "Look that Turtle is laying it's eggs in the sand. And the babies are coming out." :)|
Outside observing the Bay:
|Sometimes I look back at pictures and wonder what i caught them doing at that moment. Their body language and facial expressions are too funny. I am not so good at posed shots if you haven't figured that out. ;)|
|Jets flying over. A big hit with the kids. Very loud though too.|