16 09 2007

Today, we took Alex to meet the fishies.

This boy loves fish. Steve and Kate (Ruby’s parents) hosted PEPS last weekend, and they have a pond with goldfish in their backyard. Alex stood there for 15 minutes pointing at the fish.

So today, the first real dreary day of fall, we took Alex back to the Seattle Aquarium. I’ve taken him there once before, but that time it was just me and him — and therefore no camera. This time, Molly was with us. I brought the camera. But be warned, the lighting there makes it tricky to take photos.

Alex in Molly's Lap

Just like when I took him before, he was both fascinated and scared by the centerpiece of the renovated Aquarium, the “Window on Washington Waters.” This is a gigantic tank, with a 20 foot by 40 foot viewing window. (The glass is 13 inches thick to hold back all the water.) He sat, completely docile, in Molly’s lap, staring at the divers and the fish. I now think that it’s the divers that scare him, because once they left the tank, he was willing to leave Molly’s lap and walk around.

Diver in "The Window on Washington Waters"

For the most part, however, he wandered happily through the aquarium, going from exhibit to exhibit.

Alex and Molly at the hands-on exhibitAlex and the rockfishAlex looking at an anemone"What's over there?"Seal swimming by

However, I guess this photo is the best testimony to how much he enjoyed the aquarium… this is what he looked like 3 minutes after we got into the car on the way home:

The car ride home

If you want to see all of the pictures from the aquarium trip, they’re here:



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