Yesterday, we took a trip to Tulsa for the day. Our initial plan was to hit up the Oklahoma Aquarium (fish zoo, since she doesn't know what an aquarium is), then spend some time at Incredible Pizza (Chuck E. Cheese meets Locomotion & Bowling). We needed to get out of the house and do something different, so this is what we did.
The aquarium was pretty neat. Emma was pretty interested in the fish, but not interested enough to justify the $40 is cost us all to enter. I really enjoyed it, because I took a lot of pictures. The lighting was pretty tough (for my skill set, at least), so a lot of the shots came out blurry. You can see the full set here.
They had a turtle-feeding area which was pretty fun. You stuck some food on the end of a long stick and shoved it down into a throng of hungry turtles. I dangled it above their heads to see which one could get the highest. Mean, but pretty fun! The also had a stingray display where you could feed them. I like stingrays...they always seem like they're smiling. On the left, I caught one jumping up to eat. Easily the best part of the aquarium was the shark tank. They had a large window where you could sit and watch the sharks swim by. They also had a walk-through tunnel. You could go stand among the sharks. Emma really liked that. After an hour or so, we had seen pretty much all of their offerings, so we headed to Incredible Pizza.
Incredible Pizza was incredibly crowded. So crowded in fact, that we decided to just drive home and hit up Chuck E. Cheese instead. Emma didn't take a nap, and Brooklyn was WAY off her sleep schedule. We drove home and spent about 45 minutes in a very crowded Chuck E. Cheese. Now that everyone was over-stimulated and tired, we headed home. The girls were asleep by 7:30, and Allison were reading in bed by 9:00. It was a good day.