Sting Rays and Shark Tanks
We went to the Chattanooga Aquarium, and the kids loved it. They especially loved the touch tanks, which means you can touch the fish/creatures inside, and it's monitored by employees.
Notice how Brian is helping Rory?
And this would be the point Rory started striking up conversations with anyone who would listen.
And now the parents have deserted these two cute Korean kids so one could take pictures and the other could direct the sting rays toward those two cute kids for a better aquarium experience.
Oh, look! I can put my whole arm in the water!
And anything Camden can do, I can also do.
Yep, she fell in. Face first. Brian didn't see it happen; Camden didn't even make a move toward her or change his expression at all. I immediately started yelling (and possibly hitting at him to get his attention since he didn't see it happen) at Brian to grab her (I had to protect my camera!) and panicking about the creatures she was in the water with. And then I took pictures. LOL You have no idea how much I wish I'd gotten a picture of her going in the water.
Is this not pitiful? She was totally fine until she was out of the water and then she cried. Her panicked mother probably didn't help keep her calm at all.
Totally and completely soaked for the rest of the day. And smelling slightly of sting rays and little sharks.
Once I got over the shock of having my daughter fall into a pool of sting rays, Brian and I laughed hysterically the rest of the day. Notice Brian wasn't panicked at all. It felt like he was moving in slow motion, and he had a whole lot more confidence than I did that not only were those creatures not dangerous but that Rory was not the first child to fall in. We've had a major case of sibling jealousy going on here for years, but it's been especially bad in the last couple of weeks. Rory is just positive that she can do everything Camden can do and it was in full force during our trip. Let me just tell ya that falling into that tank of water and sea creatures put a big damper into her little independent streak. :) Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on who you are), it's back and stronger than ever today.
I have lots more Chattanooga pictures, but they're just not going to happen today. Chemo was fine yesterday, but I'm feeling tired.
One more note about Rory. She clearly has a tendency for drama. Last year in Texas the child jumped into the pool with water over her head, no life jacket on while I was getting towels and life jackets ready. Totally over her head. She cannot swim. Camden saved her that time. And this morning Aunt Liz watched the kids and took them to a Chinese restaurant for lunch. Liz had to slam on the brakes to avoid a wreck and Rory's carseat wasn't fastened (totally my fault because I forgot to install it after we took it two weeks ago) and she went flying into the seat in front of her. So thankful she wasn't hurt!