March 23, 2009

That’s Kasen-speak for aquarium. LOL  We had a great time visiting the Dallas Aquarium with all three of us, and Brad’s parents were able to go as well.  It was great.  We all had a chance to chase after Kasen as she bounced from exhibit to exhibit.  LOL And I’m not kidding when I say bounce – she was REALLY hoppy today. ;)

Kasen LOVED the flamingos, and I just remembered I forgot to edit a pic of the flamingos for this post.  Oh well, remind me later!  And she was enthralled with the jelly fish.  She even grabbed a lady’s hand and said ” Come see the jelly fish with me,” and proceeded to lead her across the aquarium to show her.  I couldn’t believe it – how embarrassing.  When we asked Kasen to please leave the lady alone, she stretched out her arms and said, “But she’s my friend.  She’s my BEST friend.” LOL  Thank goodness the lady was a good sport. :)

We took some pictures, but it was pretty cloudy and it was pretty tough to get enough lighting for the pics.  I rarely use a flash, so I had to work on some extremely high ISO settings and really wide open apertures – that’s camera talk for those of you who are scratching your head wondering what on earth I’m talking about.  It just means that it wasn’t the perfect lighting conditions for natural light photography.

Here’s a sampling of what we got today.

Checking each other out – Kasen and the  Sea Otter ~


I loved this little turtle and he seemed interested in the camera. ~


Well, I couldn’t get Kasen to smile at me, but this guy did. ;)


Kasen watching the fish. ~


A sweet hummingbird – man, are those things FAST! ~


And not too happy to be leaving.  I cracked up when I opened this picture when we got home.  One of the Dallas Aquarium vans is in the background.  It says “Save the frogs, Save the world.” :)


That’s it for now!

See ya’ later!!

Shannah at The Flashcard Zoo: Oooo, nice capture with the hummingbird and the turtle! I love it.