Thursday, May 26, 2011

Shedd Aquarium

Dan took the day off work on a Monday a couple of weeks ago so we could take a day trip into Chicago.  We had been wanting to take the girls to the Shedd Aquarium and decided to also stop by Trader Joe's and Ikea.

We had a wonderful day.  It was nice for Dan to get away from work for a couple hours.  I enjoyed having an extra set of hands with the girls.  And we all liked seeing all of the fish, dolphins, sting rays, etc.

Having taken Magnolia to the Indianapolis Zoo while I was pregnant with Boothe and now having visited the Aquarium, I think we'd rather do the zoo.  And probably not just the Indy Zoo, I'm sure there are fabulous zoos all over, but we have only been to the ones in South Bend and Indy.  It's just nice to have some aquatic exhibits as well as other things.  We all were a bit bored of looking at fish by the end of the day.  And being all indoors, the Shedd was so crowded with school children, that it was a bit overwhelming.  We have a Indianapolis Zoo/Children's Museum trip planned for this summer now!

 Boothe wanting to hold the turtle.
 Magnolia's favorite part of the day was the Dora 4D show.  It was a short 3D movie but with seats that shook, blew air and smelled like bananas.
 This was the best picture I would get of the 2 of them together.  Thank God for professional photographers.  I don't know how they do it!

And that was our Chicago trip.  I'll be posting pictures from our Tennessee trip last weekend soon!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like they had a fun time looking at all the fish and turtle.. Memories they will remember.