Evan had an appointment with his cardiologist today. It was a simple follow up to make sure that everything was fine with his pacemaker. Since my parents are in town and my husband had the day off work I thought it would be fun for us to play tourist and see some of the sights.
I had originally thought that we could do to the zoo. We had an awful rain storm yesterday and it was super windy today so we switched it to something more indoors. Since the boys love fish we decided that going to the aquarium would be lots of fun. Harry got so into the spirit of things that he added the word fish to his vocabulary. Evan was so excited that he thought nothing of walking the whole time (which is something that would not have happened before his surgery). We finished up the trip with a lunch of fish and chips forgoing the traditional clam chowder for something we knew both boys would love.
It was very neat that a lot of the tanks were low enough that little kids could look in with out having to be held up to see.
This is Harry and my mother in the tunnel part of the aquarium. Harry was very excited to see fish swimming over his head.
This was the touch part of the aquarium. Harry wanted to go swimming withe the leopard sharks that were in the tank. The sharks were smooth if you pet them front to back. If you tried stroking them the wrong way then the skin felt like sand paper.
Evan was very excited that he was finally able to touch something. He was too little to reach into the shark tank with out going in up past his arm and possibly falling in to boot. Starfish in a tidal pool were much more his speed.
Harry is really into puppets so he was quite excited to see this shark puppet in the gift shop. He threw a huge fit when it had to be taken from him to be payed for.