We started the day with Dolphin Tales. We loved it! I want a pet dolphin now. They are the cutest, sweetest, most friendly animals. Garrison was totally fascinated the whole time. (And so was I!) Austin cried a little bit off and on because of the loud noises and the crazy lights but did okay overall. It was very theatrical... which was a surprise to us but definitely added to the show. If you go to the Aquarium you have to see it... and the best part is that it doesn't cost anything extra.
After Dolphin Tales we were off to see the rest of the Aquarium. Garrison's favorites were the River Scout section where he got to see alligators up close and personal and the cutest little otters. He loves otters because we have a book called Oscar Otter about an otter... so he calls all otters Oscar. =) He also really liked the Cold Water Quest section with the penguins and beluga whales.
Austin's favorite parts were lunch (ha!) and the Ocean Voyagers section where he was able to get out of the stroller and stretch his legs for a little bit. Garrison really loved all the Ocean animals too. I think we probably spent the most time there. We were so blessed that it wasn't very crowded since we got there pretty early on a Friday, and during the 1:30 showing of Dolphin Tales the rest of the place was almost empty... at least the Ocean section was. The boys had a ball!
Our Fall Break has been a fun one. Even though some of us have been a little under the weather we've still enjoyed a trip to Barnesville for haircuts and lunch, play time at Chick-Fil-A, and the zoo and aquarium. It's just been nice to have a break from the regular routine of school and making lunches and soccer and having a place to be all the time. I'm getting a little nervous about school starting back because it's been a looooong time since I've had a break from school and then had to go back, but I know we'll all get back in the routine pretty fast and things will be fine. I just hope I can sleep tonight!