For science in our kindergarten homeschool we are studying the ocean.
We finished the study of ocean mammals, learning what it means to be a mammal and what sorts of mammals live in and around the sea. Next up we are learning about fish and the food chain.
Today we took a field trip to the aquarium to see some of the things we’ve been reading about. Rosie and Ada both had a blast.
On the way there: Florence Y’all!
We saw lots of cool things at the aquarium!
Ada was a little scared of the huge fish, but also thrilled to the very core of her being.
Huge fish face: 0_0
My parents, my sister, and her boyfriend met up with us there. (Tyler didn’t go because of work.)
My lovely sister in the shark tunnel, who will be 18 in two months…holy crap!
Ada really wanted to climb into the tank and touch things.
They wore me out.
Apparently this giant turtle was rescued from somewhere in Louisiana, where he was destined to become soup…?!?
What a creature! I could not stop staring at his face. Ada loved him.
Ada and my mom…
Rosie was so excited, she was about to bust a gut…she was bouncing all over the place!
These fish were so cool. I want a giant aquarium of them in my living room…assuming I could afford them, manage to keep them alive, and my tiny living room could fit a giant aquarium…
Ada and my dad.
It’s good to view them upside down too, just in case you missed something while looking at them right side up.
And finally, the penguins…Rosie was most excited to see them and they are the very last thing before the exit.
Unfortunately Ada was too worn out and grumpy to stay for the penguin show, oh well.
They were still cute.
Whew, almost time to walk through the gift shop and out to the parking lot.
Rosie and Ada each picked something from the gift shop.
Ada picked a stuffed baby penguin. She walked up to it on the shelf, bent down to its face, and said in a falsetto voice, “Oh hello!”
Then she patted it gently. She is currently asleep in bed with it.
Rosie picked a bright pink stuffed penguin with a pink heart shaped jewel on its chest. She has dubbed it Pengi.
Ada fell asleep as soon as we got in the car.
Unfortunately we stopped at an outlet store, and then Ada screamed the entire three hours it took to get back to our house.
Ok, so aside from the horrible three hours of car screaming it was a great day.