Bryan has a great job, but he works long hours. He leaves before the kids are awake for school and he gets home only 2 hours before bed time. It doesn't give us much time to do anything as a family, especially with Church and Girl Scouts taking up some of those nights.
This past weekend, Bryan decided we needed some time spent together as a family and he surprised the kids by taking us all to Atlanta to go to the Georgia Aquarium. The kids talked the entire way in about what they hoped to see. Ayla wanted to see a clown fish and the 'Dory' fish. Zach wanted to see a hammerhead shark. Bryan loves otters, so he was looking forward to seeing them. I told the kids how much I like the rays and the sea dragons. Caleb, well Caleb just enjoyed his breakfast from McDs. LOL!
When we first got there, we went straight to the AT&T Dolphin Tales show. It was a very good show and it was exciting to see the dolphins perform. Ayla was hoping we would get splashed, but we only got misted by the rain.
We went through all the exhibits, taking our time and taking photos. I only posted a couple on this post, just to save space...
Ayla got to touch a couple rays at this touch pool. Zach got to touch a hammerhead shark! By this point, Caleb was deep in the middle of a power nap.
It was great to see so many amazing animals in one building...
And of course, I took photos of both otter exhibits... this is one of the river otters.
We watched the 4D 'Deepo' show. Caleb hated getting wet and curled up in my lap to hide. Ayla was excited that she finally got splashed. LOL. We did stop and get souvenirs in the gift shop before we left.
We decided to lunch at Varsity. The kids all got their paper caps. It was a good day spent together as a family!!! I hate that we missed church in order to have a special day together, but since it is the only day that Bryan gets off most of the time, we couldn't help it. We don't get to go away for vacations and rarely have date nights, so I guess this was our little day-vacay for a while... I really enjoyed the day together.