Ryan had to work for a couple hours at a location in Suffolk (near Virginia Beach). We decided to make a family trip out of it. We drove down one morning, went to the Aquarium in VA Beach. Spent the night at a hotel. The next morning, the kids and I hung out at a fun childrens museum while Ryan worked then we drove home. Here's a few pics from our quick trip.
Petting the sting rays.
Alice's favorite part was pushing all the buttons on the exhibits! Wow, she's getting tall!
The otters were fun to watch. Everytime I tried to catch a picture of all of them watching the otters one of the girls would disappear out of my lens...so I'm settling for 2 of the 3.
The highlight of the trip was definitely swimming in the hotel pool (the kids thought it was great...I thought it was freezing!) And who knew there were so many TV channels?!?! They were all mesmerized by this amazing thing called cable TV! (what can I say, we're cheap and busy so don't have cable at home!)
The Children's Museum had lots of fun stuff and I even remembered to pull the camera out a couple times.
What kid doesn't love bubbles? The girls had fun making life-size bubbles!
This was a room full of these styrofoam-ish bricks. They were entertained forever building their own house. The only difficulty was keeping Alice from destroying it!
All in all a fun little get-away!