Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
The sea lions at Pier 39. They were quite entertaining.
At the aquarium at Pier 39.
They had a touch pool, and we could pet, with one finger, baby bat rays, baby skates, and baby leopard sharks. The rays were so playful, and so adorable! Who knew! They would poke their baby-cute noses above the water wanting attention, and flap their "wings" against the sides to splash people. Maybe this was on accident, and maybe they just love hearing the squeels.
Mom showed me "mermaid purses" on the beaches in Venice, Florida when I was a kid, and told me they were sting ray egg cases. Hard to imaging something that shape being an egg, especially as the ones in Florida have spiney black curls on the corners, ( I just wouldn't want to be the creature that laid such and egg.)but here they are, in the actual process of incubating a bunch of tiny rays! At least you get more than one baby per egg!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
And my close up. I haven't worn that much make up or hair spray since that Mary Kay sales lady makeover, and Sarah's wedding, respectively. I'm sure the people in the back row could see my smile, and even though we had multiple hair piece changes , I think my hair is STILL in place as I type.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The next morning was aerobics. Marie was the teacher, and 7 months pregnant and all, she still worked us into the ground.
The map didn't say.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This Thursday was the Elementary School's May Day Dance Festival. Each year, every teacher chooses a song, comes up with simple costumes, choreographs and teaches his or her class a dance. The teachers are amazingly creative, and the students show off talent you would never see on any report card. Here Samuel is doing a "Promenade" with the neighbor girl.
Samuel had this dance down pat. It recalled memories of him getting out in the aisle at Lex and Lil's clogging recitals when he was three, and just goin' to town.
Lily, Stayin' Alive. I loved this dance. And I loved her scarf. That's a look that girl can definately pull off! She told me, "Mom, we're supposed to dress disco, you know, colorful and sparkley, because that's how they dressed in the olden days." Wow. That's the first time it's been brought to my attention that I was born in the "Olden Days."
Lexi did a very graceful waltz to "Moon River", and then the graduating 5th graders got to thread the May Pole. I already speant her bytes on the Swing video, but rest assured, she braided that May Pole flawlessly.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
1:00 church has it's good points and its bad points. I have pleanty of time to get everyone ready, but sometimes, I have to do it twice.