Thursday, July 22, 2010

"Oh boy...fisheees!"

Last month, Shayne, Avery and I took a day trip to Pigeon Forge to go to the aquarium. Shayne and I are like little kids when it comes to the aquarium and always love to go (we're the ones who make multiple trips on the conveyer belt to go through the shark tunnel over and over again). Needless to say, we were excited to take Avery for her first aquarium experience.

For the most part, Avery really enjoyed it. While walking through the aquarium, her eyes would light up as she pointed towards the fish and said "Fisheeees! Oh boy!" I was especially excited about the new penguin exhibit, since I think they are the cutest things ever....Avery didn't care as much about them, though. She did, however, like the stuffed penguin her daddy bought her much more than the real ones.

After the aquarium, we walked around town and ate at Bubba Gump's, where I realized that I probably know more about the movie "Forrest Gump" rather than actual important, historical facts...sad, I know. Another realization: No matter how far you travel and how much you spend, all it takes to make a small child happy is a simple red balloon. This was definitely the highlight of Avery's trip. And of course, we stopped at Bass Pro on the way home, which was the highlight for Shayne.

Overall, we had a really good time. I think Avery will appreciate it more as she gets older, but it's still so much fun to share these experiences that are new for her!