The National Aquarium
This weekend the hubs had to run an errand to Baltimore, so we tagged along and decided to make a day of it all at the National Aquarium. If you aren’t familiar with Baltimore, there is a lovely little spot called the inner harbor, where there are fun things like the Aquarium, a submarine, pirate ship, Hard Rock Cafe, & a ginormous H&M. There is also a National Aquarium in DC, which I have never even been to, it’s probably next on my list of aquariums to visit…if I ever have such a list.
Immediately upon arriving, Jackson spotted the pirate ship and started screaming “YO HO!!!! YO HO HO!!!” all Jake & the Neverland Pirates like. When we entered, though, he was really into the fishies, and the sharks, though, like his mama, he grew weary of them and started saying “I scare!” so we ditched those stupid things.
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^TWINS. SAME. FACE. ALWAYS.^
I think that, hands down, our favorite part of the trip was the Dolphin Show. Jackson’s been asking to see the “duhfins” all day long. Sidenote: every time i see one of these dolphin shows, I am POSITIVE that I chose the wrong career path, because how much fun must these chicks be having every day!?
J was so entranced at them the entire time, and of COURSE we accidentally sat in the splash zone. So when they dolphins were spraying the water he kept yelling “OH NO!!!! MESS!!! NO MESS!!!” but laughed as soon as he got a little splash ;). One thing I came away from this outing with is this: How in the world can sharks be so scary and dolphins be so darn cute?! They both have fins…I mean…
This is the best face of the day - whenever the dolphins would fly into the air he would gasp and be so surprised/excited. Cutest. Baby. Ever.
***PSA of the Day: If you ever decide to make a trip to the Baltimore location of the National Aquarium, make sure that you understand that they do NOT allow strollers (DC location does). Luckily, my coworker warned me of this a few weeks back when she took her son. It is also dark, crowded, and probably pretty darn easy to lose your kid on the weekend. They say it is because of escalator and moving walkway safety, but I find it to be rather inconvenient, to say the least. They aren’t the ones lugging around a 35 lb lump of kid for hours. It’s also pretty expensive at 30$ per adult and 20$ per kid ages 3+, so yeah, 60 bucks to carry my heavy kid around, that part wasn’t so fun.***