Sunday, April 26, 2009

Aquarium Visit and Saying Goodbye to Texas!

The last day of our visit in Texas we went to the Texas State Aquarium. Kaitlyn and Courtney have year passes. We haven't seen an aquarium since our year pass to the Utah aquarium ran out in September. This one is much bigger and better!

I just can get enough pictures of the three girls together. They are so cute!!! Best cousins having fun!

This is the big bridge in front of the aquarium that crosses a large river where the big boats go. There is a ship going under it in this picture!

Cooper loves to touch and play in water! Splashing is his game!
The first thing we enjoyed beyond the entrance was the dolphin show! They are definitely beautiful mammals! Cadence was waving to the dolphins and they waved back to her! She like how they jumped, splashed and played ball.

The aquarium was right on the water! This is the bay in the background!

The kids enjoyed watching the sea otters swim and play!
The sea turtles swam so gracefully!
We enjoyed the bird show and looking at the fountains and water displays!

The girls loved watching the dolphins from underneath the water! What an awesome picture!!! This Johnnie family thoroughly enjoyed the aquarium!
We ate burgers at a restaurant patio on the bay and went back to the cousins' house! It our last night there and was a time of more fun, dancing and ice cream!

Cooper loved playing with this truck and he officially started crawling on the soft carpet in their living room!

He also got lots of love from the three girls. Can you believe he is almost as big as Cadence? She has a very difficult time "holding" him.
It was also time to say good-bye to our family in Texas. I love this picture with all the grandkids (and me) making silly faces with Nana.
Cooper, Cadence and Nana for one last picture! We had to get a picture with our family and Chris' mom.

The other Johhnie family! Thanks for letting us crash at your house for a few days. We love you guys!


Ker-Dog and the gang said...

Looks like an amazing trip! How fun to spend some quality time with the Johnnies! I can't believe how big Cooper is getting!

Kristina P. said...

This makes me really miss Sea World!

Ky and Brod said...

Oh fun! That aquarium seems even better than the "national" aquarium I went to in DC. Weird. Cadence and her two little cousins are so cute!

Jessica Trinkella said...

I love the Texas State Aquarium! It's so amazing! I'm glad you had fun!

thegardnerthree said...

man it looks like you guys had such a great trip! p.s. those pictures of the 3 little gals are just so dang cute!