Saturday, April 30, 2011

Aquarium Fun With The Balice's!

Riding on Daddy
Checking out the fishies
Having fun with "Auntie Amanda"
Climbing around outside
Trying to get two toddlers to pose for photos... not too easy.
"C'mon guys, just one photo!"
"But we MUST keep moving!"
"Let us go right NOW!!!!"
Not quite playing together, but interacting
"Done with that, now on to the next thing."
"Ah yes, my stroller buckles! What an amazing invention!"
Climbing on to the stroller to get a closer look
We finally got them sitting still for a minute!

We had such a fun playdate with the Balice family today! We went to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, and then out to dinner at Chili's. Although it was crowded at the Aquarium, the kids had a good time looking at all the fishies. Jake was very excitedly pointed at the fish and saying "fishies! fishies!" Kyra and Jake also enjoyed the Lorikeet bird area, and Kyra started signing "bird" and "fish" to us today! Trying to get two toddlers to sit still and pose for pictures is basically impossible, especially in a new environment where they want to explore and roam around. Someday we'll manage to get some pictures of these two kiddos happily playing together! But in the meantime, we at least have photographic evidence that they were together and having fun! "Auntie Amanda" loved holding Kyra (and Kyra enjoyed it too!), but Jake wasn't too thrilled about seeing his Mommy holding another child! Don't worry Jake - you're still Mommy's favorite!

Balice Family: thanks for a fun afternoon! We can't wait to get together again soon!


  1. Thanks for showing us around the aquarium! We had a great time and it was so fun to see Kyra and Jakey looking at the fishies and running around outside! Kyra is such a cutie pie and such a happy girl - especially when she is playing with stroller buckles! :)

  2. Two pretty cute kids you have there.