Friday, August 22, 2014

Eisley's Sharky Sixth Birthday!

Eisley is SIX!
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium 
As Eisley's birthday now comes on the heels of her little brother's birthday, not even a whole month apart, this year we opted to keep it simple. We nixed the party tradition and took Eisley & The Sibs down to the Downtown Aquarium. Eisley, you see, has been obsessed with sharks lately. {And after last year's TIGER themed birthday, I was sort of glad I didn't have to throw some shark themed party. What's with all the dangerous animal obsessions, Eisley? What is next year? Black widows? Oi.}

In other news, Violet continues to develop her talent as a diabolical photo bomber. 
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium 
First thing's first when you get to the Downtown Aquarium: ride the carousel outside. 
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
Pax is too little to ride, but he kept his cheery demeanor 
even though he was probably dying a little bit inside. 
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
The Downtown Aquarium is truly impressive. They have great exhibits. 
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown AquariumEisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown AquariumEisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown AquariumEisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
I just adore these sister girls. See how close they are in size? 1.5 lbs difference between the two. We are frequently asked if they are twins.
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
They have the most adorable little otter at the DA.
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
I could have watched this little guy do his thing all day.
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
They have some rather large fish to watch.
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
There is something about sea creatures, they are so alien.
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown AquariumEisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown AquariumEisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown AquariumEisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown AquariumEisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium It was no outrageous party, but this birthday girl absolutely enjoyed herself.
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
This animatronic orangutan scared the tar out of Violet. Ha!
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
Aaaand then there is the tiger. Too bad he couldn't come to Eisley's 5th birthday party. But really, I dislike when I see animals such as this in captivity. A fish is one thing, a beast that is made to run and hunt and have a social life is another thing. It's a constant debate with me, when we go to the zoo and such. I want to take my kids...but I wish the animals could live in their natural habitats. Whoops, I digressed. I mean, here's a bored cute tiger:
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
Finding Nemo and family lived here, among the coral.
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium

Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
Then, we finally hit the exhibit Eisley had come to see...
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
The sharks! They have a very large tank with sharks swimming all around. I'm not much of a fan of the ocean, honestly. Here is one reason why.
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
Ha. SMILE!

But my Eisley girl has decided recently that she is absolutely obsessed with them.
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
They look vicious, don't they?
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
Jellyfish. Seriously so alien.
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown AquariumEisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
At the very end of all the exhibits, just before you advance to the exit, they have this one last area...
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown AquariumEisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
You get to pet the stingrays. {Or, "stinkrays", as Violet called them.}
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
They are slimy and a little creepy {knowing how they can kill} and travel around the water like birds flying through the water.
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
So that was quite a fun way for a six-year-old to spend her birthday.
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
We went home, opened presents, ate cupcakes, and had dinner. The next day we headed to The Farm to riding horses and check on our ducks, post--you betcha--forthcoming.
Eisley's 6th Birthday at Downtown Aquarium
Happy Birthday Eisley girl!!!


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