Thursday, May 16, 2013

Florida Aquarium in Tampa

 
I am in Florida so I am with my 3 granddaughters here. In less than a week, they will be 4 girls because my daughter is delivering the 4th one and I can't wait to hold her. Please pray for Rochelle and the baby. It's hard to believe that the twins will soon be big sisters.
 
I took this picture right after they picked me up from the airport and then we went straight to a mall.
 

For Mother's Day, we all went to The Florida Aquarium. Mothers were admitted free.

 
This is what you see as you enter the building. The stingray tank is to the right of the escalators.

Lion fish
 I love the color of this fish.
 
 The twins were really enjoying looking around. Look at those faces. They were mesmerized by all the colors and various sizes of the fish.
 AJ has grown so much. She is taller than me now.

 Look at this school of fish!

 Strange looking fish. I am not sure what it is.

 
This is Florida so of course, there has to be alligators.
 This otter was really showing off.




We were allowed to touch the pretty colored starfish. They were huge!

Barracuda, shark, etc.

I had to take pictures of the ducks cause John loves them.
 Halle was really observing.


After we have seen all the exhibits inside, we went out and they had a water park there for the kids to enjoy.
 
The cutest and the youngest life guards ever!
 
 
We had so much fun. I hope you all enjoyed Mother's Day too. Thank you for stopping by. And thanks to the hostesses.
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25 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing the pics. Thanks for sharing your trip to the aquarium.
I can't imagine having 3 that little at the same time. :D Hope she will have lots of help.

Vel Criste said...

Looks so much fun Christine and your pictures are gorgeous! Congratulations in advance! MArias quatros for you now!!!! God is good!!!!

Ann said...

Enjoyed seeing your photos of the Florida Aquarium, such a wonderful dispaly of fish, the children must have loved the visit.

mississippi artist said...

It has been years since I have been there-looks good. Those grandchildren are sure growing-I can't believe another one is on the way!

Beth said...

What a fun outing! Your granddaughters are all beautiful. Congratulations on the soon-to-be here little one. Your daughter will be very busy. And very blessed.

Sarah said...

Christine, any aquarium is magical for me, but this one looks truly amazing. Thanks for taking us along with your beautiful photos.
Send me an email with your address. You won the Paper Blossom Giveaway! Congratulations! ~ Sarah

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

You get another girl baby? Oh, I'd love to just have one! We aren't getting to see our little grandboys anymore. Maybe when they are old enough to make their own decisions, sad.

I love the beautiful photos, but my favorite is the one of the twins looking so interested. Very cute and AJ has turned into such a beautiful young lady. You are blessed.

Bi Ti said...

What a fun day, thank you for the trip to the aquarium, I love everything except the alligators :).

We have a weekly linky party
at:
http://www.pret-a-vivre.com/2013/05/ready-to-waltz-its-party-time_16.html

We'd love for you to come and share the fun if you wish. Have a great weekend!
BiTi

Lmkazmierczak said...

Love the expressions you captured on your granddaughters♫ My Waltz: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/5-k/

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What an amazing time you had, Christine! This is just gorgeous. Do you know I have never been! I want to go now. My friend Carol always talks about it, and I see why.

Those grands are so cute, and AJ really has grown up. Such a pretty young lady. Glad you all had fun.

I have been up to my eyeballs in alligators. I have some pictures on my blog that are pretty scary. Not of real alligators but of work being done on our house.

I keep wanting to plan a Florida blogger party, and I just might do it. You need to email me when you are in the state.

XO,

Sheila

sabri said...

Looks like alot fun xinex..Be sure to share plenty of pics of the new cutie to come...Which i already know you will..Love Always ~sabri~

Chubby Chieque said...

OMG! The girls really are growing too fast?

Ang gaganda tulad ng Lola Mommie, di ba po? LoL*

It looks you had a great time strolling with your lovelies.

Have a blessed Sunday to All.

Hugs,
/Chie

P.S.
Ate Xine, both me and GH are waiting for our vacation sched. Once we get, we will check the flights to Florida §:-) just in case lang po.

Thank you so much for the invitation. GH blushes talaga.

Katherines Corner said...

wonderful photos! thank you for sharing your lovely post at the hop xo

bettyl said...

Those are some incredible shots--all so colorful and lively!

Carol L McKenna said...

Lots of beautiful photos for HBM ~ Wonderful! ^_^ ~ Enjoy .

LadyD Piano said...

Wonderful series of photos. What a lovely place and beautiful family you have. We have Scripps Aquarium nearby. I must take my grandson one day!

SmilingSally said...

You're amazing! I've lived here for 4 years, and I've still not gone to the aquarium--although I plan on it.

Thanks for playing.

Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

Bi Ti said...

Thank you for joining us Christine, you made our weekend :)

RobinfromCA said...

Your grandchildren and adorable. What a fun adventure to the aquarium - great photos!
Happy Blue Monday and good luck with the new baby!
Robin

Mary Kiss said...

Wow they are growing like weeds!! I still remember about them in your post the pregnancy then the delivery and now they are going to be big sisters. The look in their face is unbeatable they seem that they know what they are looking at hehehe. Congratulations on soon to be a grand mama again ^_^ Praying for safe delivery ^_^

Mary, MI

Karen said...

Oh what a great place to spend Mother's Day. Your photos are terrific! Pretty cute grandchildren!

GinaBVictorian said...

Oh wow, what a nice aquarium! It looks like you had a great Mother's Day! That's nice that mothers got in free. The twins are so cute! I enjoyed all the photos of all the interesting sea life. I like the ducks too! Have a great week! Gina

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your grand daughters are so adorable!
What a fabulous way to spend Mother's Day! Your photos are gorgeous!
Hugs,
Patti

The French Hutch said...

Hi Christine, I know that was a special trip. Your beautiful family looks like a good time was had by all! Yes the twins are sure growing and now they are bigger you are getting another granddaughter to enjoy, how wonderful. Great photos of the aquarium.
Love the header, lot of love there.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Dolores said...

Beautiful scenery and beautiful grandchildren. I'll be praying for the safe arrival of the next baby.
Hugs,

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