Saturday, August 16, 2008

The World Aquarium

In an effort to do some fun activities with the kids before school starts, I decided to take them to see the World Aquarium in Downtown Dallas. They had all been before, but it's been 3 years, and Will definitely doesn't remember going. We started out having lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse. The kids really enjoyed eating inside the Trolley Car.

We spent about 2 hours inside the Aquarium exploring all of the animals and tropical rainforest. They were facinated with everything and spent most of their time exclaiming over all of the things that they saw. Will loved the sharks, and the girls loved the monkeys and the birds. The highlight was the Mayan Performance Troupe. The performers played with fire, and danced a butterfly dance. They made sure to tell the kids not to try the fire tricks at home. I was worried that Will was getting some ideas!

I have not done too many big outings like this with all three kids by myself before, but now that Will is getting older, I was ready for the adventure. I was happy with how well it went, and other than about 7 trips to the bathroom while we were gone, it was a perfect outing. I think we will be doing more things like this in the future.