Monday, April 23, 2012

Highlights from our trip to The Shedd Aquarium

 For my birthday this year, I'm 29!, I wanted to do something fun so we planned a trip to the Shedd Aquarium.  We've been wanting to go for a couple years and when I saw they had a Jelly Fish exhibit I knew this would be a great time, the Jellies are my favorite.  The drive from Grandpa and Grammi's was fun and even the parking was pretty easy.  It was really windy and cold though, I packed on Thursday when it was in the 70s so I wasn't thinking about it being cold in Chicago...we made do with sweatshirts, luckily I had packed shoes other than sandals for everyone.  

The Wild Reef

Some kind of cool looking fish I can't remember the name of from the Wild Reef
Noah and Mommy

The Aquatic Show, featuring 3 White Sided Dolphins, 3 Beluga Whales and a California Sea Lion

The Caribbean Reef

Frog-Eye Fish

Happy Feet in 4D, Noah did not like being sprayed in the face with water.

Petting a Sea Star.  Slimy and Pokey.

Part of the Wild Reef, filled with sharks and big fish.

Observing the Sting Rays

My Penguino


Jelly

Jellyfish
Experiences are usually more fun than gifts in my book.  I had a great time building memories with my family.  I loved watching Lucy watch the Aquatic show and seeing how the dolphins are trained.  Seeing the joy on her face was a such a gift for me.  Happy Birthday to me. 

1 comment:

Stacie said...

What a fun birthday! So glad you got to make the trip!