Steppin’ Out at Mystic Aquarium

I might have mentioned we really love the aquarium this time of year. It’s close, it’s fun, we have a membership and it’s always EMPTY. The kids love running around and I love the nice clean carpeted floors so they don’t hurt themselves. There’s a limited amount of trouble they can cause (KNOCK ON WOOD) and unless Caroline accidentally gets the crap scared out of her by a barking sea lion (oops) they both enjoy themselves.

Yesterday when the choice was either Finding Nemo from the couch or finding Nemo down in Mystic we went with the house-leaving option. One of these days Evan is going to start asking questions about why Nemo is locked up in a tank instead of living out a long and happy life on the reef – and when he does I will distract him with a cookie. It’s hard enough to explain what happens to Coral in the opening sequence. Hey Disney, could you QUIT KILLING OFF EVERYONE’S MOM? Kthanxbai.

Oooooh let's name the zones, the zones, the zones

 

I feel like this fish is judging me

Those BOOTS. I die.

Some of the creatures at the aquarium weren't excited to be in my pictures

Evan wants to know why the school of fish won't do impressions

On Caroline:

Sweater – Hand knit by me
Shirt & pants – Hand me downs (Gymboree)
Boots – Hand me downs (Target)

On Evan:

All of it – Children’s Place

I tried speaking whale to the beluga. I think I offended him.

Photobombed by a WHALE

 On Mama:

Sweater – Express
Henley – Target (I think it’s technically a pajama shirt, which I totally forgot until just now)
Jeggings worn as pants (HORRORS) – Nordstrom Rack
Boots – Old Navy
Cuff – Rue 12 (too bad you can’t see it, it was the most interest part of my outfit)

This whale REALLY wanted to tell me something. Also, you can see my hair, which I actually did something to for the first time in ages.

Tired of real life fish. Time to go home and watch them on TV instead.

I’ll try to go somewhere more interesting next week so you don’t have to look at any MORE fish pictures. Maybe Evan will suddenly get obsessed with the Starbucks at Target or the clearance section at Old Navy.

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7 Responses to “Steppin’ Out at Mystic Aquarium”

  1. Jess Judkins says:

    Carolines boots are adorable!
    Love your outfit as well, and good idea for the aquarium, the closest one to us is about 45 mins away in Baltimore but now that Judah understands and can see the “fishies” its a good idea to take him on a trip :-)

  2. TMae says:

    I love how the picture of you and Caroline looks like it’s being photo bombed by a beluga.

  3. ahhh, you look so cute! love the hair, love the boots, love the outfits on the kiddos! and that whale! wtf? what an attention whore.

  4. Joanna says:

    I think you look beautiful!! And what’s wrong with jeggings? I LOVE mine.

  5. April says:

    Looks like a fun time! Lucky for you that it’s always empty…I wanna take the kids to ours but it’s crazy on weekends!

  6. Shari says:

    I love your outfit … so cute!

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