Kate thinking hard about which item she wants Mommy to color next.
"Okay, now can I eat this?" I see buying crayons far down the road in our future. Certainly, not right now!
After eating at Landry's, we shopped around a bit, and Kate FINALLY fell asleep in the Christmas store. I think it was the soft carols and the mood lighting that did it. She took a good hour nap in her stroller (not long enough for Mom), but it seemed to sustain her for the rest of the afternoon.
Next stop was the Aquarium Restaurant. Inside the restaurant, you can pay to take a self-guided tour through the aquarium and can find the stingrays. Kate is obsessed with "ish" and couldn't stop pointing and saying "ish" over and over. She loved it. It was well worth the $4.60 per person fee.
Shopping in the gift shop...doesn't she look like she's questioning whether or not she should just take that stuffed stingray. It's like she got caught!
Outside the Aquarium. Kate has been doing this face now for about 2 months, and it never seems to get old. I'm afraid we're going to look back at this time period and this is the only face we will see in pictures!
Kate and Pop enjoying the fish tanks.
She was a little uneasy at first, but she warmed up quickly!
The stingray tank! Okay, if the Crocodile Hunter can die from a stingray, my 13 month old daughter is not going to touch one. However, she LOVED splashing in the water.
Here's Kate doing her elephant impression. She raises one arm and says, "Wheeeeeee!"
Our next top was the pier to just be outside and enjoy the boats. Kate was getting antsy in her stroller, so we let her toddle around the boardwalk pier. She waved to all the boats and said hi, she stood tall on her tiptoes to look out, and really enjoyed herself.
What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday!