We hit up the aquarium with our friends William, Caroline and Krissy this morning for our first splash pad fun of the year. Our morning turned into the ENTIRE day. Needless to say it was a huge success!
She may look sweet, but this is one tough girl!
The face of pure fun.
Krissy and Caroline
Knox has always sat on the "fountains" that squirt up. When Indie made her way out to him though he figured out how to move his butt around and make the fountain squirt her in the face. She liked it. Probably reminded her of bath time when he requests to have her bathe with him so he can squirt/splash/dump water in her face.
Trying to get each other
After lunch they discovered the fun of the giant bucket that dumps water every time it fills up. Here they are describing how it goes. It was something like,
"We wait and wait and sit. And then the waterfall and we go AHHHHHHHHHH!!!! and then we run away 'cause you have to run from it and we run like this and then it falls AGAIN!"
Cute, huh? You should've seen when they hugged for 5 minutes waiting for the big dump. (They saw a group of older kids hugging and decided to give it a private go.)
I had to sneak in one shot!
We only thought we were leaving after four hours of splashing and sand. (There's also a fossil excavating sand pit.)
The boys insisted we see the fish.
"Hey Knox. Knox. Do you see the dolphins?"
The boys like to get maps of the aquarium and guide us around. We went backwards and walked first into the jellyfish room that is dark and Knox was concerned, "I can't see my map!!!"
Watching the diver in the shark tank.
They spent ten minutes with the volunteer at the hermit crab exhibit.
And because Indie was asleep in her suit when this tour began she got a quick stripping and looked at fish naked.
Pretending to be underwater with the seahorses.
Can they find the cars?
This is our third aquarium trip in three weeks so you can bet we'll be spending a TON of time here this summer. I promise not to post pictures of the same thing all summer long, but today was too awesome not to share!
AND my little insomniac (Knox) managed to stay awake on the ride home, watch some Ninja Turtles & Wild Kratts, finish his pizza from lunch, and then request a bath with Indie before falling asleep 30 seconds after that request was made. At 6:45.