Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Friday, September 12, 2008

Aquarium Time

Yesterday was so fun. We got to attend the Aquarium of the Pacific's Home School days. The Aquarium opens its doors for two days for home school families to come and visit and for only $6 dollars a person!! Can't beat that. It was so nice. We left at 7am yesterday morning and checked in at 9am. Then we had free reign over the Aquarium till' noon. Dan had the day off so it was a great family day down in Long Beach. This Sea Lion was hysterical. Every time you walked over to this particular spot he would come hang out with you. I think he is flirting with Morgan here. She was in LOVE!! ;) The funny thing is they had these port holes all over and Ryanne went and stuck her head in one to see if she could see a Sea Lion; all of a sudden this baby came darting out of the back of the tank and went right at the glass. I have NEVER seen Ryanne jump so high or move so fast. Ummmm, I think she momentarily forget she was protected by the glass. he,heeee!
Father and daughter in deep thought over their discoveries.
The minute the girls walked up to the window this octopus came over and spread herself across the window. Not very lady like if you ask me. ;) Seriously though when she was done being photographed and gawked at she turned all white and retreated to this rock where she blended in so well you would have barely noticed her. The lady standing at the window says she does that when she's tired of being stared at and wants to be left alone. Now that sounds more like a woman to me!
We walked up to this window and when the lady asked the girls if they knew what this was called I proudly said,"lunch!" I didn't get the response I was looking for. Dan just rolled his eyes at me. Whhaaaaatttt?????????
This was the shark area where the girls got to pet sharks and watch them get fed. Morgan was so excited because she wants to be a shark scientist when she grows up. They had these tables set up throughout the museum and lots of times Morgan & Ryanne got to talk one on one with the people who were working the tables. So it was really nice and not crowded at all. After we were done there we went and had lunch down by the water. No NOT fish, the girls wouldn't allow it. They think they are pets now. :) This day was yet another reminder of why I love home schooling Morgan. It was a low key day, not stressful and we got to do something fun AND educational all at the same time.


Crystal said...

So sweet. I bet this will be one of the best years of Morgan's life. And a shark scientist?! I bet that'll change a time for two ;-).

Jessica said...

I LOVE the aquarium, I could seriously spend hours there. What an awesome day :)

Andrea&James said...

Sounds like you guys had a good time. When we go the kids go so fast because they don't want to miss anything I never really get to see it all! And get all the cool pics like you do! Oh ya, Ryanne did share about the aquarium today w/ the class.
Tell her Mrs. Drea said HI

Erica said...

I am in love with sharks too! They are just fascinating creatures to me. I always wanted to be a marine biologist but never made it there. I love the aquarium.

Yeah I did read the book as much as I could before I had to return it and I loved it. I wanted to rent it again but haven't had time to go up there and get it. Thx for asking.

christy p said...

Oh My GREAT photos. Looks like you guys had a blast.