Thursday, December 29, 2011

Scenes From the Aquarium

We took the cousins and kids
to the Atlanta Aquarium to celebrate Griffin's Birthday!
It was so special to have them here for his big day.


It was Koen's first time at the Aquarium
and he was extremely thrilled by the experience.
He was shouting and hopping
and pointing and generally freaking out the entire time.


Griffin is a bit more stoic in his admiration
for undersea creatures.
I love seeing how intently he studies
the fish as they swim by.


The Whale Shark always
impresses me but even more than that
are the brave little fishies that
swim around with him.


I love that the creatures
flirt with the crowd
and swim right up to say hello.


Even better is when
you can crawl right in and say hello to the penguins.

We heard about this moment the
entire drive home.

"Mama, I went in the tunnel
and saw penguins
and they liked me
and it was cold."

Such a fantastic day!


Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Looks like a really fun day and a great aquarium.

Linda D. said...

Dreamy pictures! You manage to capture the mystique of the aquarium and the exuberance of a first-time visit. The cousins look like a great team of rag-tag, Little Rascals!

My Captivating Images said...

That does sound like one fantastic day! :) We love penguins at my house! :)

Katherine said...

I adore aquariums!!

Sue said...

What cool pics!


Caroline said...

I TOTALLY love the first picture where Koen is doing a victory air-punch. You can just SEE how excited he is!

What an awesome birthday for Griffin and it looks like such a great time! Happy Birthday Griffin!!