7.06.2011

One Fish, Two Fish

On Saturday, Jeremy and I took the girls on their first trip to the Tennessee Aquarium.  Jeremy and I went on the 4th of July a few years ago, so I was looking forward to sharing this little tradition with the girls.

Much like our day trip a few months ago, it went even better than we dared to expect.

We headed out right after breakfast, since the aquarium is about an hour and a half away.  After getting parked in downtown Chattanooga and getting all loaded up in the stroller, it was 11:00 (yes, the girls are still sleeping until about 8:30 or so, and we are LOVING it).  Since none of us had eaten a large breakfast, we decided to grab lunch before entering the aquarium.

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After some delicious pizza, we headed down the block to start our adventure.


We had talked all week about seeing the "fishies", turtles, and penguins, so Addison & Mackenzie were definitely ready to get to it.  I don't think they were disappointed.  We saw tons of fish, sharks (which they thought were pretty cool!), penguins, alligators, and turtles.  The girls did great walking around on their own...we would hardly have needed the stroller except for the two-block walk from the parking garage to the aquarium.

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We talked and pointed and giggled at all the animals for a little more than two hours, only rushing through the last few exhibits when we knew the girls were reaching their limit.  Then, before we left, we stopped for ice cream, as we had promised after lunch.

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Two exhausted, silly little girls thought that was a perfect ending to a fun family trip.  The aquarium is definitely on our "repeat" list for future outings.

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect day!

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  2. They look so cute in their pigtails!

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  3. We're planning to take a trip to Chattanooga at some point this summer. We're planning to spend a couple of days there...I know there are several things the girls would enjoy doing in the riverwalk area. So glad you all had a great time! (And maybe we can meet up with you guys one of these years for a double / quadruple aquarium date!) :) :)

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  4. Those pigtails... oh my goodness! Their hair is so long and cute!! And what a fun day! (We're finally back to sleeping until 8:30ish since switching to toddler beds... never thought I'd see the day again! Yay!)

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  5. Love their facial expressions.

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  6. So glad it was a great day.

    They look so big. God bless them!!!!

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  7. looks awesome. can you believe we have not even made it to the zoo yet?? we need to do more outings. i'm just so scared of the heat.

    love their little pigtails, too!! :)

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  8. It looks like you had a fabulous day! We travel down to Chattanooga once a year to visit my dad and step-mom and LOVE going to that aquarium. Downtown Chattanooga is such a neat area! Glad you had fun! : )

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  9. I can't wait to take the girls to the Shed in Chicago. I love aquariums!!

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