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February 20, 2012

on February 20, 2012

We're going where?

Teagan loves Mystic Aquarium.  They have penguins!  It  had been a while since we got out that way, so we went today.  Day care was closed.  It was fun surprising her.

We bundled up the girls and grabbed the double stroller and headed out.  We had planned to meet up with a friend for lunch, but she ended up staying home sick.  I wish we had been able to see each other, it’s been way too long since we’ve seen her.  I had also hoped to have lunch at the Five Guys, but the place was mobbed.  Off to McDonald’s instead.

Why they do that?

The girls were very well behaved at McDonald’s… enough that we may be lulled into trying to go out to dinner with them, again.  Soon.  We’ll probably try Friendly’s and go up from there.

Teagan loved seeing the whales.  She squealed and jumped up and down.  The sea lions didn’t impress her too much this time.  But there were only two swimming slow circles underwater.  Not really much to see if you’re about three feet tall.

No more pictures

Stu and Teagan walked to the penguins while I pushed Ashlin in the stroller.  Ashlin was mostly chill the whole day.  She did follow the penguins and the rays, but other than that, really couldn’t be bothered.

Watching the penguins from outside didn’t really excite Teagan.  They weren’t walking around much, or doing much for that matter.  Once we went inside, it was different.  Teagan loved them! One pooped right in front of her, and from that point on, it was all about the penguin butt.  She saw their butt!  Penguin poop!  Everybody poops.  The people around us snickered.  Or, I’m sure they did, I didn’t take the time to check, I was laughing and having fun.

Dat not a bird!

As we all needed to warm up a bit, and the penguins were getting crowded, we went inside.  Teagan loved seeing the clown fish, the lobsters, the jellyfish!  Sharks!  We promised that they wouldn’t eat her.  Rays!  Ha ha!

We went back to the penguins after going through the few tanks that pulled at Teagan’s interest.  But before we did, Stu and I split up for a little bit.  I found an out of the way corner to nurse Ashlin, who did not cooperate and nap afterwards.

The second visit to the penguins was better, though the birds weren’t swimming in the large groups of five or six. They did swim in groups of two or three, which worked well enough.  There were no where near as many people in there, so we got up close to the window and were able to stay there a while.

Both girls fell asleep almost as soon as we got in the car to head home.  They were so tired, they didn’t wake up when we stopped for pizza from our favorite pizza place.  Even though it was cold by the time we got home, it was worth it!

Oh, and Teagan used the bathroom in both McDonald’s and at the Aquarium.  Yay for her!  No accidents!  She got marshmallows when we got home.

Yay for a good day!


6 responses to “February 20, 2012

  1. Lori says:

    Lori G* commented on your post.

    Lori wrote: “Yay for a GOOD day … : )”

  2. Kris A says:

    Sounds like a great family day.

    • lisasff says:

      Kris, it was a wonderful day! A little chilly though. And by the end of the day Teagan, who hadn’t really napped, was showing it. Still, no accidents and a mostly behaved kid. A good day :)

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