Friday, June 4, 2010

Pretend that we're still in last week so that this post happened on time...

Hahahah check out these nerds! We went to the Baltimore Aquarium LAST Thursday (yes, I'm ultra behind) and hung out in Inner Harbor for a little while. It was lots of fun, and I think Audrey really enjoyed herself, too! It's hard to tell by this picture because they caught us totally offguard as soon as we walked into the aquarium, they were like "OK STAND HERE...SMILE!" She had a little trouble on the car rides because she refused to sleep. It's not that she was really crying or anything but she just kept making this little annoyed noise that she makes, and after an hour and a half of hearing it, you're like MY GOD, PLEASE STOP THAT NOISE! She's like a little gorilla!

But she was great. We got down there around 1pm I want to say, and then went to the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch. I haven't been there in forever and Spencer has never been to one (I'm more hard rocking then him, OBVIOUSLY), so it was a fun time. Oh yeah, and Audrey had never been to one either.

After all that deliciousness, we headed to the aquarium. Audrey was pretty tired by that point, but she seemed very intrigued by all the animals. The coolest was this shark whose snout looks like a saw. NO LIE. This thing was ridiculous.


I've got to say, we weren't too impressed by the dolphin show! It was good, but they tried too hard to make it informative when really, I mean really, come on, all we really want to see is crazy jumps, flips, and tricks. Spencer chose a seat for us in the SPLASH ZONE along with all the other elementary school aged children there on field trips. However, we didn't get totally soaked or anything. Audrey loved sitting by all of the kids. She was clapping along with them with a big grin plastered on her face. She definitely thought she was one of the big kids.

We only did a little bit of shopping [I got a much-needed pair of shorts (high-waisted!) and Spencer got a hat] but it was so nice to just walk around down there. THIS was the point where Audrey fell asleep. It worked out pretty well, but I do wish she would have slept in the car. Oh, and I left my wallet in Urban Outfitters for about 15 minutes. THANK GOD Spencer knew where it was and nobody took it. Beyond that, we had a total Seinfeld moment when leaving. We got lost in the parking garage. It was horrible, and I got cranky. Spencer had to start at the top and walk down until he found our car. OH, and it was already $22 to park there for the length of time that we did and then they charged us another $5 I guess because it took us so long to get OUT of the garage. WHAT THE HECK?! We payed just as much for parking as we did for one ticket to the aquarium.

THEN, on LAST Friday, we met up with a buddy from middle school, Miss Amanda Mustard! We hadn't really been in touch much since back in the 8th grade, but it was cool getting together and catching up. Plus, she took a lot of adorrrable pictures of Audrey. In fact, all of the pictures that make up the rest of this post were taken by her!

We went to Dockside Willies (I don't think I will ever be comfortable with that restaurant's's just odd!) and chowed down on pizza and a giiinorrrmousss loaded potato. No, literally, this potato was massive. It was honestly the size of Audrey's head. HUGE.

(SO pumped for potato!)

After that we had to hit up the park to burn off the food. Ok, Amanda and I didn't, but Audrey did some running around while Amanda snapped pics.

(talking on da' phone)

(She was being totally serious again for some reason, so some tickeling was needed)

(Sniffing flowers! I love this scrunched face!)

(Scaaaryy mom, but adorable Audrey)

(Serious swinger)

(Nobody hugs her so she has to hug herself)

[Just kidding! We love hugs and snuggles :) ]

But don't worry, as if that other food wasn't enough to fill us up, we headed for some yummy ice cream as well! Peanut butter soft serve is amazing! Audrey seemed to enjoy some, too :)

Someone was hogging it up! Her name starts with an "A" and ends in a "udrey." Oh, and she made friends with a very friendly older couple who have two grandchildren. Audrey even got a french fry out of them! She's sly, I'll tell you what.


  1. these photos are wonderful!!!!! and i love the aquarium.... the chainsaw shark is definitely a highlight.

  2. that baby is a giant! and those faces! she's getting to be such a little person! you should take her to lake tobias this summer. or better yet, you should wait until jimmy and i are home and then we can all take her to lake tobias because that place is baller.