Today, we spent the last day of our summer vacation at Sea Life Aquarium and Discovery Place Kids for a "get ready for kindergarten" event. It might be one of the best days Alaina has ever had.
Being silly at the aquarium.
A and Z checking out the fish.
Payson, Zack, and Alaina all smiling at the camera (a rare shot).
The eel and the nurse shark at the aquarium love this vase.
Switching it up, the nurse shark gets to stick her head out of the vase.
This is the aquariums Pacific octopus, Ruby. She is "training" now by climbing into the basket on command.
Alaina and I were fascinated by these little eels that popped up out of the sand.
Alaina and I in the aquarium deep sea tunnel.
Alaina really enjoyed the jelly fish that changed color (really, it was the lighting that changed color). This was Alaina's favorite... purple.
Alaina got to meet two of the Octonauts, Quasi and...
After our aquarium visit, we headed over to Discovery Place Kids for a "Get Ready for Kindergarten" event. Alaina got to meet her teacher, play in all the DPK stations, and go to some special kindergarten stations. Alaina said that she loved Discovery Place Kids as much as she loves me. :-)
A local dance school had many princesses present for pictures.
At one station Payson and Alaina practiced cutting. I love that Alaina, just like me, colors and cuts with her tongue out (even as I type now, my tongue is out).
My favorite station showed rising kindergarteners how to stand in the lunch line. They got a try, told the "lunch lady" what they wanted for lunch, followed a course to their "table," and then to the clean-up station. When I told Alaina to bus her tray, she told me, "but I haven't even pretended to eat it yet!" So, she and Payson pretended to eat their lunch, then cleaned up their trays.
Finally, as we were leaving, Alaina got to get on "Gus the Bus." She said this was her absolute favorite part of the day... oh, if she only knew how adults felt about riding the bus! She can't wait for kindergarten!