About two weeks ago, we went to the New England Aquarium in Boston with my cousin Reid, who is Grace's Godfather. The aquarium has long been one of my favorite spots in Boston and I was hoping Grace would really like it. She was very excited on our drive in to the city and gave Reid a running hug when we saw him coming our way. She couldn't believe that the seals were right outside and eagerly watched them swim and play.The NE Aquarium may very well be one of the worst places in the world for taking pictures - it is so dark inside! So we don't have that many great photos, but here are a few of Grace's new friends...she just loved the penguins!
Grace would also point to some fish in a tank and say, "Hello, Fish!" Right about that time Noah turned into a chatterbox and seemed to be mimicking her. Here he was literally telling me, "A-gooo!"
It took a little while for her to brave the cold water, but Grace did eventually pet a starfish with Far. There was also an amazing exhibit on small sharks and sting rays and she actually got to "pet" one of them!
At the very end of our visit, Grace had a great time doing one thing she always loves to do: shop! While we didn't buy her anything, she was thrilled to walk around the store and show Reid all the things she liked, including "some onesies for Noah!"
Reid treated us to a lovely lunch at Legal Sea Foods before saying goodbye, so I got my New England Clam Chowdah fix. It was the perfect outing!