Monday, July 23, 2012


Today we went to the aquarium. Who knew that it was insanely busy in the summertime? Yikes. Maybe it was even busier because it was raining? Whatever the case, we will never go during peak season again! Now, not to say that it was't good, it was, but not ideal. And besides, you can't use your coupons during July/August:)
{I wasn't going to include this picture but this is Kai's fake sad face that he pulls out all the time. Not sure if you can see the huge goose egg on his forehead...he was sleeping on the floor and kicked the bunk bed ladder and it fell on his face while he was sleeping. So scary for him!}

And, as much as I want to believe that it doesn't matter that we have three kids, one being a newborn, we can still do what we used to...well...things are different and it's a little more work and a little less fun on day trips (and based on the photos...just fewer photos when managing three kids). Nya screaming during the Beluga show and while stuck in downtown traffic were definitely not highlights. Why can't one of my kids take a soother?
However, I love the ocean and I love all of the marine life. I have amazing memories growing up fishing and exploring tide pools every summer. I have my scuba diving license and just love, love, love the ocean (Kai's name means `ocean' in Hawaiian). I have a degree in Biology and taught it for years too. So ya, I love seeing my kids touch sea anemone's and stand in awe of a huge octopus. Kai giggled with glee during the dolphin show and Koen loved seeing clown fish. They had a great day which makes me happy.
And, this is random but I do feel a little disconnected from the boys. I don't like that feeling. I think it's that they are just more independent these days and like hanging out with each other. Gary is able to take care of them a lot more these days as he is around. My attention is often on Nya. It's a bit sad that they are growing up and don't need me as much anymore. I mean, it's nice, but I'm not their world:)
Finally, Koen is our entertainment when in the van. He spends every car trip asking us all a whole bunch of questions; what makes you sad? What makes you happy? What's your favourite snack? What embarrasses you? etc. And, you have to have an answer for everything and everyone has to answer. I'll admit that it does make the time go faster!

Tomorrow Nya gets her 2 months immunizations. I'm hoping not to cry. I'll have a two month update on our bottle refuser (takes an hour to take it) tomorrow.

Love, Louise

1 comment:

  1. I looove the aquarium! But yeah, we never go when school is out haha. We went in May this year because we knew as soon as June hit itd go crazy! Plus, we wanted to use our coupon :)