Deadlines. I hate them. I am very anti-deadline. Death to the deadlines!!!
But they are a reality for my blog…projects have deadlines…and I love projects. So Catch22 and I are good friends. The worst part about deadlines is that the fun family posts get pushed to the back burner. I hate that too. Fun family posts are like the bacon of my breakfast platter. They are the wild card in this game of Uno. They are the sparkle polish on my weird pinkie toenail.
And since we all hate Mondays, deadlines and my weird pinkie toenail (?)…I thought this would be the perfect time to share some of those photos that are sitting on the back burner getting…well…burned. You know, before summer is over and school starts again. doh.
The Petersiks already shared their photos from the trip to the Georgia Aquarium…but I wanted to share Will’s too…since this was his first official visit to the largest fish tank in the world.
There is no rhyme or reason to these photos…just thought I would drop some tidbits of info. sortof like those popup bubbles on tv.
These fish were huge…I wanna say a few feet long…they remind me of the fish we swam with on our honeymoon.
Will was brave enough with Daddy to pet the sharks and stingrays…which is funny because I am not. May Steve Irwin rest in peace.
There are different sections to the Aquarium…I don’t remember all of them…but each boasts different types of aquatic animals that live in that habitat…I guess I would know more if we had time to read the signs and the labels…which I don’t in an effort to keep Will out of the water.
The kids get along splendidly. We expected the screaming and crying and the not wanting to share and the personal space issues…so for them to interact at all was only a plus.
Will is nowhere near as smart as Clara. The girl is like Einstein. I expect the cure to cancer from her. Or that she is the next Miley Cyrus. So to see a photo where Will is trying to show her something is funny to me. It’s like me trying to explain a knock knock joke to Tina Fey.
The coolest thing in my book about the Aquarium is that they have whales. Huge, milky white beluga whales. They are intoxicating to watch. So playful and happy.
Will is a tall one. I never notice until he’s standing next to someone else that is also above average (Clara’s tall and skinny too)…and then I am reminded that he has some length to him. No thigh meat…but the kid is long.
In order to see the penguins up close, the guys crawled through these long tubes with the kids. Just seeing these tall men in the tubes as the tweens and toddlers swarmed them was funny enough. But when the kids decided to do a hug exchange, we all were laughing. Clara decided she wanted a Jeremy hug…and so Will, defeated by a girl, did the only logical thing and got one from the other dad in the tube…John. Would that count as Parent Swinging?
I think that is a whale skeleton…I could be wrong. But I love bones. That’s weird to say outloud.
I tease Jer about his bromance with John…so it’s only fitting that we get a ‘partners’ photo.
The lunch was fairly uneventful…except for a few trays of food on the floor and a cup o water in the highchair accident. Nothing out of the ordinary. Sherry offered to let Will wear Clara’s spare pants. Jer is sensitive about Will’s clothing…as in, I get a stern look when I cross dress the little guy…so Will stayed in his damp shorts and Clara’s jeans with the embroidered pockets stayed in Sherry’s bag. I don’t ever want to forget Jer’s face when she pulled them out though…it was hilarious.
We actually lucked out when it came to the Dolphin Tales show…it is new and I didn’t know what to expect. So the boys went inside to save us some seats and the kids and Sher & I stayed out near the tank that held the dolphins. If you can do this with little ones…do it. Sitting still with people surrounding you is not what toddlers do best.
Plus, this is the only part of the dolphins that you can get pictures of…so get there a little early and save seats.
This may be my favorite photo of Will & Clara to date…I love the similar body language and the look on their faces. I can just imagine the captions for this one….Will is saying “Your mom makes you do this stuff too, huh?!”
After the show (which was amazing…what with the singing and the dolphin tricks and all that)…we finished up the rest of the sections…
Things you don’t know about the Petersiks….John is one of the funniest people….like ever. And Sherry is a spitfire…but so gracious and kind and understanding. They are very professional on the blog….it’s their business afterall…but in real life, they blow their blog-versions-of-themselves out of the water. Seriously. I mean that in the best possible sense…they are amazing and fun people that we are so blessed to have in our lives.
I love that couple taking thier own photo on the right. I don’t know them…but I love them. I hope this was their first date an one day they get married and have fish-loving babies.
The Ocean Voyager is the last section we went to and it has the GIANT tank and the tunnel you ride through.
The fish all look prehistoric and scary.
A little shadow dancing
that last one is a bit creepy, eh?! Overall – good stuff. More to come of personal back-burner pics. Plus, I owe you guys side table and console table plans and what we did to our kitchen so far (we are tackling the heart of our home this month! Pray! Pray hard!) and what I’ve been dreaming about for the nursery for our little man This is gonna be one jam-packed month!