Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas at the Aquarium

It's snowing at the aquarium! Well, artificially. Okay, Okay, more like foamy bubbles but it looks like snow falling! Hey, here in Charleston we'll take foamy-bubbles-made-to-look-like-snow when we can get it! What the boys don't know, won't hurt them!

Hughes and Conley waiting for the next burst of "snow" to fall.

And, here it comes! It must be innate because Hughes immediately opened his mouth and stuck out his tongue. Where did he learn that?

No fear from my oldest. He bravely stuck his hand in the "touch tank" and handled all kinds of sea creatures: sea stars, sea anemones, sea urchins, etc. Banks wanted to lift them out of the water so he quickly had to be diverted to another area.

Mrs. Sue, an aquarium volunteer, must have taken a liking to our boys. She was at the "touch tank" and then came downstairs with a boa constrictor for the boys to pet, left, and then returned with a 2-year old alligator for the boys to pet. We had our own personal animal handler.

Chandler, Suzie, and Conley

The three boys with the alligator and Mrs. Sue.

Hughes loved all the animals up close. He was not scared to touch any of them. Banks lost interest and playing in the penguin area.

My only decent shot of the boys together. You know how some children sit, post, and smile for the camera. Well, my children are the opposite of those children. My children see a camera and run the opposite way. So, I have to be stealth like in my picture-taking efforts. Hopefully one day my boys will turn the corner and I will have beautiful pictures of everyone looking at the camera and smiling at the same time! Until then, this is the best I can do!

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