Monday, September 13, 2010

NOLA and the toy drop

Saturday, we went into NOLA to visit some friends. Before meeting up with them, we dropped a couple pins to remember 9 11
we dropped them both along the River walk.....I think next year I'll make more. I was a little sad to see that very few people had pins on....

Then we caught up with our friends at the aquarium. We didn't have the heart to tell them we'd been TWICE in the last month!
They hadn't gone in almost 4 years so their kids really enjoyed themselves.

Here they are peering into the front aquarium....Kaela was in her element playing big sister. The boys are actually the same age! Matt is getting TALL!!!
I looked up to take photos of the sting rays. I love these guys...they are always smiling! Speaking of love.....I've always loved clown fish...even before Finding Nemo made them popular.
This tank always gets a lot of attention from the younger children.

They have another rescued Kemp Ridleys baby in this tank. The green seaweed in the photo is actually the tail of a moray eel. There are 4 of them in the tank and they are HUGE.

this photo gives you an idea of how small the baby truly is.

I had to take a photo of our kids as they checked out the river...

this tank is one of everyone's favorite.

It is 2 stories high and built to show how a reef is created around oil well pilings. It has the really BIG guys in it. Its a big enough tank that these guys take about 6 minutes to school around each time.

Here it is from another angle

This time, the sharks weren't up front.....they've got some really big guys...hopefully I'll get some photos of them next time.

I did a little toy drop while in the aquarium. I made this little jellyfish.

It is much brighter in person but I was in a hurry to take the photo so took it at night.

I couldn't resist putting it in the jellyfish exhibit.
I was glad to see it was gone 2 hours later when we left. If you'd like to make your own, I put my pattern in my freebies category.


Rhonda said...

Great photos! You are so thoughtful to do the quiet/free little gifts.
Take care.

mysteryhistorymom said...

How fun! I wish we had a fabulous aquarium like that near us. Love your son's shirt! SO funny! Lori

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Val
The jellyfish is so cute. Your aquarium looks so a great place to visit. Love the clown fish too.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

When I was just scrolling through real quick I thought...Back to the aquarium AGAIN lol. Must be a favorite :)

There's probably new things to see all the time.

Love the idea of leaving pins for 9-11.

Of course the jelly fish is adorable.

Amy said...

I wish we had an aquarium near us....Well, there's one in Atlanta, but I hear you have to get tickets months in advance!
Love the jellyfish and the 9-11 hearts.

jillytacy said...

I love your jellyfish! It looks like you had fun even though you visited recently.

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