Sunday, November 2, 2008

Monterey Bay Aquarium

I've been wanting to get out and do some family outings with just the three of us, especially now that Logan is older, bigger and is starting to need more stimulation than the toys around our house.

Last weekend we had big plans to go visit the zoo but never got around to it. Yesterday, it was raining pretty much all day long, so instead of the zoo, we decided to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium and give Logan a chance to check out some fishies for the first time!

We had a great time! Logan pretty much slept the entire ride over and back, so he was in a pretty good mood while at the Aquarium. Most of the exhibits are still a little too tall for him to see into on his own, so we did a lot of holding/carrying and pointing. And, when he noticed a fish swimming by, he did a lot of pointing and slamming on the glass, trying to touch or grab them. ;-) I had never really thought about it, but he was only interested in those things that actually moved.

A gigantic octopus that was suctioned to the glass right in front of him?


I also hadn't thought about all of the interactive displays that the Aquarium has - but those came in really handy as well! Logan loved pushing all the buttons and watching parts of the displays light up, and he was also really interested in the Touch Pool (whether he was more interested in the water or the animals, I'm not sure).

I'm really excited to go back again soon, since I know everything will be even more interesting to him as he gets older and older!!

After our day at the Aquarium, we met up with a bunch of our friends for dinner and a friendly game of poker. We had a really nice night with everyone - and Logan enjoyed playing with all of Robert's toys, as usual. ;-)

Unfortunately, when we woke him up to go home for the night, we found he had thrown up all over himself and the crib he was in! :( We had noticed he wasn't himself most of the day (not really eating or drinking anything), but we had chalked it up to another tough teething episode rather than an upset stomach. :( So, we ended up keeping a late night last night bathing him, doing laundry and calming him back to sleep for the night.

Today, Jon's been feeling a bit under the weather himself unfortunately, so we three took it easy and spent most of the day at the mall and then lounging around at home. Jon and I took care of a few chores in between the cuddling with Logan since he's definitely been more fussy and clingy today, than usual. But, no more puking so at least that is good! ;-) and I have to say, the "extra" hour we gained from the time change came in real handy as we got a lot done for the weekend, all things considered.

ps. As always, click on the pics for more of our day trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I've also uploaded albums for the Halloween pics we took the other night, as well as the Pumpkin Patch pics I never got up a couple weeks ago....

1 comment:

Luke Shipman said...

I can't believe how big and grown up Logan is!!! I've been dying to take Luke to the aquarium seems like it would be a fun place to visit.