Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Aquarium Adventure: Newport & Cinncinati

The trip to Newport on the Levy and Newport Aquarium is awesome! We walk around exploring the shops, and even walk across the bridge to visit Reds Stadium, but nothing compares to the Aquarium itself. It's hard to describe the whole day, so the photos will do most of the talking.


 Aunt Erin took some great photos

Hello,little fishies!

 The glass floor scared him a little until he saw fish swim under.

 Mighty Mike could eat Edwin in two bites!

See? Not much bigger than a hatchling.
We could "pet" the sharks, Edwin touched 2-3 of them.


 Tide pool exploration station, touching a horseshoe crab.

 Shark Theater, literally.A fake movie screen tank filled with them.

 These tunnels are the coolest part.
Tag! You're it!

At the Penguin Encounter, Edwin and another group of small kids got the penguins to swim as they ran along the glass. It was very noisy, and wonderful to see them all having such a great time, laughing and leaping.

 "I love you penguin"

 Thanks for an amazing time Aunt Erin!

To Grandmother's House We Go

Bryan has some training to do mid-July so we fly home to stay with Grandma & Grandpa O'Brien.The trip back is a note how how much can go wrong when traveling with children and in the heat. The first plane ride to Chicago goes off without a hitch, minus the usual short crying. When we're finally ready to board our next flight  we get word that it's been delayed 45 minutes. After our extended wait, we board the plane, only to get word to deplane after sitting in the heat for half an hour. We are then rushed to another gate, wait another 45 minutes and finally end up on another flight, only this one has no bathroom service available and no air conditioning. Awesome. Edwin behaves well enough, thank to some very funny and understanding fellow passengers. We have a Dragons baseball game the very next day.


"See, Papa?See?"


I'm so awesome

"What sort of call was that?!"


New Dragons hat!

He's really starting to pay attention to what the people on the field are doing at the games and he was even on the jumbo-tron screen for a few seconds! He slept very well after so much excitement. 

It's been a very busy time running around to different events and visiting people. We made doughnuts with the cousins and we've gone swimming a million times, taken long walks in the evening and eaten so much summer time food we should all weigh a million pounds. The swimming has been Edwin's new favorite activity.

 Aunt Erin suggests  a trip to: NEWPORT AQUARIUM! We decide to take it a little later that week. (Next post, it was a loooong day.)