A trip to the Georgia Aquarium.
Several weeks back, Zay and I went to the Atlanta Zoo with a friend visiting from out of town. Although it was a good time and we enjoyed ourselves, the outing wasn’t as exciting as I had anticipated it would have been. I thought the Georgia Aquarium would be more fitting for an infant because there is a lot more movement and we could get up close and personal with the exhibits. So when my mom came to visit this weekend, the aquarium was definitely on our agenda. It turned out to be the perfect day for my 9 month old, who *BONUS* took his first steps the day before! I’m one proud mama, by the way.
Zay was in awe of all of the fish and sea creatures. We started the day with a dolphin training demonstration and it was exciting for all of us. The dolphins did a variety of tricks and Zay even clapped for them when the rest of the crowd did. It is so cute to see his personality beginning to shine through.
What I love most about the Georgia Aquarium is the serenity of the large glass (acrylic?) enclosures. They span the whole wall in most cases and whether you are touching the glass or sitting a few feet back, you just have this beautiful and vast seascape surrounding you. I was mesmerized, and I’d like to think my son was too.
One super fun encounter we had was with the penguins. It was very crowded in this area, but we snuck back to the corner where there was a huddle of penguins. One little guy was swimming around right by us and he followed my hand around doing Figure 8’s and flips. He did this for about 10 minutes, and probably would have kept going if Zay and I had stayed a bit longer.
In addition to this fun trip out with Grandma, Zay was dressed in such a cute outfit. It was easily my favorite of Zay’s this week (besides his Halloween costume, of course !) And because the photos from the Georgia Aquarium are so amazing, I just had to do a travel / fashion combo post.
His outfit was purchased from Babies R Us and H&M and, again, is comprised of basic pieces that can be mixed and matched with so many other items that it makes it worth the extra cost of buying from a store like Babies R Us.
What I love about the jeans with suspenders is that the suspenders come off. They add such a great dimension to his outfit, but I can remove them if it doesn’t work with his overall look. I also never pull them up over his shoulders. They hang loose down by his side and are just the perfect little accent.