On Monday I sent Lizzy and Caleb to Grandma's house for the day, and took Jeddy and Ada to the National Aquarium.
The steamy Amazon rainforest exhibit was a particularly nice place to spend a late winter day.
Although theoretically icky and certainly undesirable to swim with, the jellyfish were surprisingly beautiful and mesmerizing.
And lots of fish.
And gigantic jaguar-print stingrays.
These weeny little frogs were about one inch long. So cute!
(Poisonous....but so cute!)
We got to touch these non-stinging jellyfish.
And a ginormous turtle, probably as long as I am tall.
He's friends with the jaguar stingray and this shark.
Also of special interest to the kids was the plethora of escalators in the aquarium, and the ice cream treat afterwards. A cool field trip, indeed.