As you may remember, on Atia's one year diagnosis anniversary we took her to the Shedd Aquarium, and she had the most amazing time. So, when my cousin Becky and her family were in town from Florida, because of Asher's Christening, we decided to take the kids to see the fish again.
It was a gorgeous Chicago day, we got an amazing parking spot and the museum wasn't very crowded; Perfecto!
Yet again Atia had a great time, though this time the shrieks of excitement were reserved for the monkey swinging between branches, the orange octopus playing peek-a-boo, and the tiny seahorses fluttering their fins propelling them vertically through the water.
Because her immune system was stronger at that point, we encouraged Atia to explore the interactive exhibits in the Polar Play Zone. She really liked feeling the various textures and she asked a ton of questions.
It's the moments of normalcy that I cherish most. No one around us knew that Atia was battling cancer; it's nice when she blends in with the other children.
If you're looking for a great way to spend the day, I highly recommend the Shedd Aquarium. There's so much to do and it's great to walk the museum campus on a nice day; not to mention, the perfect spot for those beautiful "Chicago skyline" pictures!
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