This morning Ella's preschool had a field trip to the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy. It was no Monterrey Bay Aquarium, but it was great! They had jellyfish, sea stars, an octopus, anaconda, and fish galore. I think the kids most enjoyed the touching pools. We spent most of our time around the sting ray's pool.
Aren't they adorable??
Ella was brave and reached right in to feel the sting rays.
Mira was a little more cautious, sticking her hand in the water with these unknown creatures, but eventually did and loved it.
Colin and Micah touched sea urchins, sea stars, horseshoe crabs...
It's just cool that we can get this close.
Ella posed a couple of different times and wanted me to get a shot of her. She's just a pretty little thing. She's wearing the blue skirt I got when I was in dance at her age.
Why is Micah's shirt off, you ask? Well, what 6 year-old boy cares about running around half-naked anyway? He got his shirt soaked at the touching pool.