aquarium with friends

Our annual pass to the aquarium expires at the end of the month, so we needed to get in at least one more visit. Last night we rearranged (and added three) car seats in our minivan, and this morning we picked up our vehicle-less city friends and occupied every available seat belt.

There was an abundance of chatter and giggles on this drive across the river to New Jersey, and the girls took off running once we stepped foot into the aquarium.

Most of us touched the sting rays. Heidi watched.

Cate watched, too.

The hippos were swimming laps again.

We attempted a group photo in the shark tunnel, but all participants were not simultaneously cooperative.

Lydia requested a picture with the sharks.

We will miss our aquarium visits. Though Lydia keeps asking to see the dolphins, and this aquarium doesn't have dolphins. So maybe she won't miss it after all. =)