Thursday, March 01, 2007

Road Trip!

On Tuesday of this week I truly took the show on the road.

I loaded up Ellie and the two of us drove down to Mystic for the day. We left Gib at home, who used the peace and quiet to get some work done. It is about an hour and half drive both ways. And Ellie did very well.

She managed to sleep the whole way down and then fell asleep in her stroller at the aquarium and slept the whole way home. She loved the fish and spent most of her time screaming at them. She showed off her walking skills and charmed everyone in the place. I have to thank Jess for being nice enough to be our photographer for the day, since I forgot my camera.
For Ellie I'm sure it was like meeting a giant fan club, everyone recognized her and was very excited to see her. She got some great practice at being the center of the universe. It was a mile stone for me, I have been dreaming of bringing my girl back to Mystic for a long time now. She was supposed to come back there 11 month ago, but this was good enough. It was nice to see friendly faces and to see all the animals. It was odd to be there and not be involved in everything, but very freeing at the same time.

It was a big day for the both of us, it was first test of how she does for a longer car ride, and her the first trip to see where she was supposed to have grown up. We had a great time and will definitely be going back.


ABKirk said...

Very lovely. Wish you the best.

kate said...

I'm so glad Ellie's been to meet the fish. Did the fish recognize her as one of their own? Did she speak to them in secret, high-frequency fish language? She was destined to be Aqua Girl even before the Omegaven kicked in.

Awesome Mom said...

Cute pictures!!

Dawn said...

I am so bummed that I missed you guys. Stupid aquarium making me take days off of work, haha. The pictures are wonderful and I hope its just the first of many trips.

P.S. AC looks really blue and clear someone must be doing a good job with water quality

Emily Phillips said...

How exciting to take Ellie to see your coworkers and the fish. You guys look great, and Ellie is so cute.