Two weekends ago, we had the pleasure of attending my baby brother's wedding in Kansas City. You may have seen some of the photos of Mimmy in her gorgeous dress that I posted on Instagram. I just couldn't get over how sweet she looked! Anyway, the morning before the wedding, we took the kids to the Sea Life Aquarium at the Crown Center. We were so excited about the aquarium and had been talking it up for weeks with Mac that he woke up Saturday morning begging us to take him RIGHT NOW. Of course it didn't open until 10 a.m., so we had about 7 hours to kill that morning until they finally let us in the door. By that time he'd had no less than 29 meltdowns (traveling is hard on him), was covered in Chiefs tattoos and basically wanted nothing to do with the aquarium after learning he couldn't pet all the stingrays and fish. Worst place ever! Mim, on the other hand, was a delight all morning and kept us all entertained with her silly faces and pole dancing. She absolutely LOVED the aquarium and hugged every tank at eye level (as you'll see below). It was the sweetest thing. And it just goes to show you how crazy different your children can be. Here are a million photos - some taken by me and some courtesy of my mom, who joined us. Thanks mom! It's so nice to be in a few pictures with the kids!
Mac loved the stingrays (of course). Ryan loved the eels. I loved the jellyfish.
And Mim loved every single thing she saw, including the sharks, the signs, the other kids, the walls, the floors and every stuffed animal in the gift shop.
What's your favorite at the aquarium?
Sea Life Aquarium:
2475 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, MO 64108