Thursday, April 01, 2010

Aquarium Outing with the Crew

During my mom's spring break from school, she wanted to take the boys to the zoo, however, the weather was uncooperative and so we decided to go to the Seattle Aquarium instead. We also met my brother Brent there for our little outing. Josiah is just crazy about fish, and so this was the logical choice! In fact, I think Josiah would have chosen the aquarium over the zoo anyway, so it worked out. Halfway through the excursion it started pouring down rain and the wind was blowing it at us sideways as we quickly rolled the strollers to the car, which was thankfully parked across the street from the aquarium. In the picture above, the three boys were looking out the window in one of the exhibits. I love how you can see their reflections as well in the window.

Josiah here is "schooling" a little girl on the names of all the fish. We learned about some fish in one of his books and he loves to find fish that he knows. Another random funny story about Josiah was that the other day I asked him if he wanted to hold Naomi and he got really excited, but then hung his head and said, "But my hands aren't washed....I pick my nose a lot. " I hid my smirk and said, "Well go and wash your hands then!" And he did!
Another funny one was that he informed me that he had a delivery coming. I asked him what was coming. He said he was getting a Pillow Pet (he has been wanting one for some time now). He said very dejectedly that he got the frog pillow pet, but he REALLY wanted the dolphin pillow pet. He then informed me that Caleb got the dolphin one. I asked him if he could trade Caleb for it. He said, "Caleb doesn't like the frog one." Then he very sadly said, "I guess my order is cancelled." I said, "How did it get cancelled." He said, "Daddy did it." (NOTE: Daddy in the past has said "no" to the pillow pet pleas.) I told him to go ask Daddy why he cancelled it. Josiah said, "I don't want to do that right now."
Lastly, another funny one about Josiah. My mom usually replenishes the sand in the sandbox each year as we can never seem to retain all our sand (boys dumping it random places) and/or it gets tainted with lots of water (thank you Pacific Northwest weather) from not putting the top on one or two times. Anyway, Josiah has been getting antsy for more sand and has been bugging them about it. One time on the phone, he was attempting to convince Grandma to buy it and Grandpa was on the phone and put the kibosh on that idea for the time being. Then the other day, Josiah (not knowing we had the sand ready to go) said, "I want Grandma to come over, but don't bring Grandpa." I inquired, "Why not?" "Because I want her to get some sand and Grandpa can't come." It is clear that Josiah knows what's what in that family!!
Caleb seemed to enjoy the aquarium though he was mostly a silent participant throughout the time we spent there. He did enjoy watching the divers clean the big fish tank though! He pressed his nose up on the glass and the diver waved at him.

Daniel was really funny, he went up to the fishies and started having a conversation with them. He also said, "Hi Diver," to the divers in the tank and chased one of the larger fish down the fish tank trying to talk to it. Needless to say, the larger fish had nothing to say back.

Miss Naomi came along to of course and did really well and slept mostly the whole time. She woke up right about the time we were ready to go and eat lunch and I fed her in the car and then joined the family for lunch at Red Robin. I am just loving her in this cute little outfit and the hat was handmade by our friend Liz from church. So, so cute!

1 comment:

50 Chubby Toes said...

Can you believe the rain!?! Looks like you all had a wonderful day at the Aquarium! Sis has been studying Marine Zoology this year which means a trip to the Aquar. is a must! Have a wonderful day! EMichelle