Monday, December 17, 2012

Shedd Aquarium

August 9, 2012

Mackenzie and Maria stayed at our house for a few days.

Out first adventure was to the Shedd Aquarium!

Elsie loved being able to hang out with teenagers all day.

Elsie, Mackenzie, and Maria watched the aquatic show...

...while Duncan and I played down in the lower level of the aquarium.  Here is Duncan Penguin!

 The Jellies exhibit is awesome.  We got to watch them clean out one of the tanks.

It looks like there is a jellyfish on Elsie's head in this picture!

After lunch, we went for a walk around the museum campus.  Duncan took a nap...and Elsie pretended to sleep!

We hung out at the beach for a bit.

Elsie was soaked and sandy at the end of our excursion.  We tried to rinse off and change in the little bathroom at the beach.  Elsie even got to wear a pair of Duncan's shorts, since I had failed to pack her an extra pair!

We played for a bit at the small children's park nearby.  They had a great climber for Elsie and Maria.

And Duncan loved the big ball.  Eww!  Don't drink that water!

We had a great day downtown, and even beat the traffic home!

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