Stacy Keibler Visits the Aquarium with Daughter Ava – and They Pet a Shark!

05/23/2016 at 07:00 PM ET

Talk about a whale of a time!

Stacy Keibler, husband Jared Pobre, and their daughter Ava Grace visited Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium this weekend. On a tour led by the aquarium’s education director Nick Fash, the family learned all about the different marine life that live in the Santa Monica Bay.

Unsurprisingly, Ava was all smiles throughout the trip. Outfitted in a pink-and-gray dress with white sandals and sporting the most adorable of pigtails, the 21-month-old toddled around the aquarium, waving at creatures in tanks and even getting to pet some of the animals — including a shark!

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Frances Iacuzzi for Heal the Bay

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Stacy Keibler Heal the Bay
Frances Iacuzzi for Heal the Bay

While little Ava may have been the star on the sea-life-focused outing, Keibler, 36, looked every bit the excited and fun mom in a white dress, casual gray jacket and floppy red hat.

“Being a mom is the most important job I’ve ever had, but being a full-time mom means more to me than anything in the world right now,” the actress and former WWE Diva told PEOPLE in February 2015 of why she wasn’t going to hire a nanny to help look after Ava.

Stacy Keibler Heal the Bay
Frances Iacuzzi for Heal the Bay

Aside from experiencing a memorable day with her husband and daughter at the aquarium, all that walking around was likely a bonus for the fit mom, who expressed in the past how she stayed in shape both during and after her pregnancy.

Pregnant or not, fitness doesn’t have to be daunting,” she wrote on her website in December 2014, a few months after Ava was born. “Simply incorporating a walk into your day, whether short or long, can help your body feel a connection to your mind, which is a powerful thing.”

— Jen Juneau

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Jennifer Smith on

What a fascinating story…lol

Kids? on

I thought Halle berry and Jennifer Gardner went to congress to stop paparazzi photos of kids?

J on

Clearly these photos are taken with their consent. Also, does the paparazzi law extend outside of LA? Just wondering…

Becki Mullen on

They did go to congress about paparazzi and kids, but they parents can allow or not allow. Like you won’t see Dax Shepard or Kristen Bell’s kid or Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. But some allow them to be photographed.

Ginger on

Cute family!

M on

Stacy has always had great legs.

Mya on

Perfect example of 2 pretty people having an ugly child 😦

Zonny on

Cute pictures of the family.

Mick on

Beautiful family Ava is so cute and always looks so happy it looks like they had a great time really nice to see the family having fun. Stacy is just beautiful and Jared is one handsome guy!

Mick on

Ava is far from ugly they are a good looking family .

Kevin on

When uncouth BIG BLAND OGRE Stacy Keibler was hired to pretend she was George Clooney’s “girlfriend” for 2 years, he never slept with the pumpkin head once…. Then she married Tattoo from Fantasy Island who was one of her tricks & reproduced.
And Clooney started another fake publicity arrangement with a hump nosed horse head from Beirut with whom he’s never slept either…but is paid to promote by her mother’s celebrity bookings agency & her arms dealer family.

Nadia on

Not a very cute child.