last week we took the babies to baltimore to visit the national aquarium for "ocean week". i have been trying to do a lot better at actually making plans and doing the things i say that i want to do and this was exhibit a. we have been to the adventure aquarium several times and i thought it would be nice to venture out a bit and visit the national aquarium for a little variety. 

^^^ her chubby little fingers tho...love ^^^

my prayer is that family trippin' will become easier and easier the more that we do it. because, let me just be real for 4.4 seconds, i am not the most relaxed and easy going of a person. its a lot to juggle. the packing. the snacks. the messes. the meltdowns. the strollers. the carriers. any sign of having to change plans is just a sent from the devil himself. I'm getting better thou. jesus be a traveling nanny!!!

this trip, however, had a few pleasant surprises. like tia and tio wanting to come along for the ride making our trip SOOO MUCH EASIER than it would have been without them. and the fact that he rides for the cause and was even willing to rock the go pro on the head strap if it really came down to it. (gotta love a brother-in-law with a sense of adventure and teamwork)

^^^ waiting while daddy picked up the tickets, kendall boycotted digital images and made the choice to sport the stank face in every picture...forcing me to simply leave him out all together ^^^

the biggest bummer of them all???!??!? having to leave our stroller behind and carry along this crocodile dundee like carrier because my wonderful husband took BOTH of my carriers out of my car just before the drive. she liked it tho :)

^^^ who knew the lady baby was a photo bomber. anytime baby girl, anytime ^^^

we had just missed the dolphin training session and there wasn't going to be another for another hour or so. sad.

^^^ this guy drowned us in hugs and kisses toward the end of the trip. definitely exactly what i needed after he made me mad as a mug by refusing to walk the entire trip. sorry tio :/ ^^^

a nice little addition to our ocean week festivities. i love our little homeschool.

from syreena, with love