Friday, November 02, 2007

A Trip to the Aquarium, Plus a Question

On Monday, the girls and I took a trip to the Seattle Aquarium. It had been ages since we had last been, perhaps even two years. We joined up with my parents and took the Bremerton ferry over to Seattle. It is an hour trip but it is so beautiful and relaxing...unless you have children to watch over of course, especially a three-year old that thinks it is snack time every time you take the ferry somewhere.

The aquarium was great. It obviously has been a LONG TIME since we were last there because it had undergone a pretty dramatic remodel, at least the front part since the back area is exactly the same. The cool part is there is a huge aquarium as soon as you buy your ticket and it just so happened that they had a diver in the tank just as we were there. Darsie LOVED it! The diver played peek-a-boo with her and was just very cool.

Darsie's favorite parts were the tide pool exhibits where you can touch the creatures and also the octopus exhibits. We tried to catch the feeding in the globe aquarium (imagine being inside a snowglobe with fish swimming around you outside of the globe) but by this time Darsie was starving and uncooperative. After a quick lunch, we returned to the aquarium and hit up the seals, sea otters, and river otters.

We came home with a stuffed octopus (dubbed Legs) that Darsie is enamored with. I promise pictures, but I have to run and get us all ready. The new Costco is opening up and we are going for hot dogs or something. At least it will get us out of the house, right?

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And my questions. My niece's birthday is coming up (I can't remember at the moment if she is turning 9 or 10 - BAD AUNT!) and I am a horrible gift giver, HORRIBLE! So, ideas? She is a girly girl.

3 comments:

Nicki Mann said...

That aquarium sounds like an awesome place! I would love the globe thing!

Mommy Daisy said...

Ohh, that aquarium sounds ahhh-mazing. I'm a bit jealous that you live so close to a nice one. I'd glad you all had such a fantastic time, and I'm sure the pictures will be great.

Have fun at Costco. We only have a Sam's Club here, so I've never been to Costco. (Though I hear they are very similar.)

Hmm, about the present, I don't think it will be that hard. How about a little purse or make-up kit? I used to love getting lip gloss and things like that. (Bonnie Bell gift sets were awesome.)

Swistle said...

When I was 9 or 10, my aunt gave me a bottle of perfume. It was targeted toward teenagers: it was a light scent and it was called something like Denim. I loved it passionately and felt like a real grown-up. Another highly successful present from that same aunt was a pretty bracelet--again, a style a little too old for me.