I wasnt sure how well they would do. This is the first time we have gone to something like this. You know indoors, lots of people around and the kids wanting to run around everywhere. Let me just say, they did great. They loved every minute of it and ohhed and awwed at all the fish/sharks/alligators/stingrays/etc.
Heres how our day went. It was hot, we were glad to be inside.
As we entered, the kids immediately wanted out of their strollers. This was fine, its kid friendly, what harm can they do? We made our way to the fish tanks and the kids were in a trance.
They kept saying "Look mommy, Look" "Fish" "WHOOOOOOOOA"
After the fishes, we walked over to see the turtle. I didnt even have to tell them what it was. Elyse promptly said "WHOAA tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurtle" and Cole goes "Urtle mommy urtle" as he pointed with excitement.
She ran to it and yelled in her high pitched voice "Turtle come here, I kiss you now" as she made a kissy face. (Pause as my heart melts)
When it was time to move on, Cole waved and yelled "Bye bye urtle, mumble mumble later"
We moved on but not before I could get a picture of them both getting up close and personal with him.
Next was the alligators. I have never seen her so excited. She started jumping in circles yelling "Alligator, alligator, alligator" She immediately pressed her face against the glass.
Next was the hermit crabs. He made noise, she dove in. (Would you expect anything different?)
While being covered in fish smell, we went down to see the stingrays and sharks. They loved it.
I couldnt think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Fish smell and all.