Monday, January 18, 2016

A Day at the Aquarium

Last October, when we had company come for Amos' baptism, we went to the Seattle Aquarium. A quick calculation of ticket prices that day showed that it'd be cheaper for us to buy a family membership than to pay for all of us that day. So, we joined the aquarium! It's one of Maggie's favorite places, so I knew we'd have no trouble making it back. With a day off of school for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, that's exactly what we did. It ended up being the perfect day. The Aquarium was running a special "Hawaii in Your Own Backyard" event and there was tons going on.

The kids loved the leis and necklaces being handed out by the Hawaiian visitors center:

We saw a special show, Honu by the Sea. Coming off our Disney high, the kids think big productions like this are normal.

The full effect of the octopus costume:

Check out Ward's concentration on his hang ten fingers!

They loved all of the characters.

We got super lucky with all of the feeding times, tank cleaning times, and active animal times.

We took Grammy and Grampy's picture with this map just after they got their mission call last October, but we thought we'd better get another picture just in case.

Eric ubered down from work to meet us for lunch and we had a nice time on the deck of Aquarium.

It was a great way to spend a day off from school.

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