Monday, June 28, 2010

Mystic Aquarium

We visited Mystic Aquarium, the best aquarium in the Northeast. Last summer, Emma was thrilled when the beluga whales "kissed" her through the window. She was disappointed that they didn't do that again, but she did love watching them swim. She even brought her stuffed beluga whale, Bubbles, so that she could meet her family! Can you see her holding Bubbles up to the tank?
Of course, Emma loved being allowed to touch animals! She got to pet a crab and hold a seastar (which is the true scientific name of a starfish).
She really liked the sharks, too. They're a bit hard to see in this photo, but there are several of them sleeping behind her.
Of course, we had to visit the seals. She loves the sound they make. She has a little stuffed seal that she names Eliza, The Cute Seal. She actually calls it by the entire name!
Just thought this was pretty.
Of course, I had to fit it a few floral shots.
I haven't seen cattails in years!
Emma also loved the penguins.
This photo cracks me up~Emma is holding onto the baby penguin's beak so that it would be quiet for the photo. LOL
This is the biggest bullfrog I have ever seen!
I loved the lily pads.
You can tell that Emma loved her ice cream!
Her favorite thing to do was pet the stingrays. I didn't get a photo of it, but one jumped right out of the water and kissed her on the nose! Another one swam by and high-fived her!
I love Emma up on her tip toes!
Brittany bought food for the stingrays, which was basically a dish of small sardines. Emma didn't like feeding them because one grabbed her finger along with the food. So Brittany inherited the job. A large stingray swam up to her and splashed~or rather soaked~her! I love this candid shot! Of course, Brittany was startled and dumped the entire dish of sardines into the tank. I am pretty sure that was the stingray's plan all along. LOL
Brittany let Emma choose a stuffed animal. She already has a beligua whale, a seal, and a stingray, so she wanted a penguin. It had to be pink, of course! She named her Softie because it is.
The next day, Robyn and I hit the beach in Rhode Island. It was soooo pretty! I like the look of the moss on the rocks.
This greeted us in the driveway when we retuned from the beach.
The next day, Brittany took Emma to the zoo. Emma made a list of everything she wanted to see so that they wouldn't forget anything. She was quite proud of that list!
Here are a few last photos before Robyn left.
Anyone else want to come visit? Please oh please??? Mom???????

I'll actually be posting some crafting stuff in the next few days. Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!

1 comment:

arlene said...

Love the startled look on Brittany's face and the Pink penguin is adorable.

Now you'll have to take miss Emma to Stingray city in Grand Cayman so she can see some more rays.

I'll call you soon so we can get together.