Chris was able to take the day off on Friday and we took advantage of it by taking a fun day trip to Galveston. We had been wanting to visit Moody Gardens for a while and we were lucky to have beautiful weather for our trip. We got to the entrance a little before noon and headed to the visitor center for a really nice lunch. It was also St. Patrick's day... so we dressed appropriately.
David was just a little excited. This picture was taken before lunch. We made the important discovery that David is allergic to shellfish. He selected fried shrimp off of the children's menu and as he was eating it we noticed he was breaking out around his mouth. As the day progressed, his eyes swelled up too! Luckily, he only ate 1 or 2 shrimp so the reaction wasn't too bad. We are grateful he didn't eat the entire plate! His eyes have swollen up one time before and we think it was a time we grilled shrimp at home... but we won't be testing it any further!
After lunch we explored the grounds outside the restaurant. Emily is enjoying her transition glasses. As you can see, they dim quite nicely in the bright sun.
Lia kept kitty cat close to her all day and enjoyed seeing all the seagulls.
We decided to explore the Aquarium pyramid this trip. Chris and the big kids split up and I saw most of the museum with Lia and kitty cat. Lia really liked seeing all the sharks... especially the ones that swam above us in the tunnels.
And there is nothing quite like seeing a penguin... up close and personal!