Tuesday, November 23, 2010

National Aquarium Trip

Thanksgiving week is meant for resting and eating and giving thanks, not "doing school."  I think it's odd that because the school calendar has to have kids in school for a certain number of days that they actually attempt to have school in this week.  People are focused on traveling and cooking, getting through airport security unmolested...stuff like that, not getting homework done.  We called it a week with one field trip to the National Aquarium.  I was hoping for some wonderful photos of the kids gazing at fish, but it's just too doggone dark!  All aperture priority photos turned out blue, and all non-flash photos turned out blurry, no matter how hard I braced the camera.  These are the "best" of my horrible photo day.  Anyway, it was a wonderful, relaxing day.  Molly hardly said anything all day until she got home and told Daddy all about it.  She sat in the kitchen and just jabbered at him for about 30 minutes.  She's decided she no longer wants to be a horse trainer, but rather would like to be a dolphin trainer.  Oh, and apparently she thinks her dad should retire from his current job and become a shark feeder or dolphin trainer at the aquarium.  Wouldn't that be exciting?  "My dad is a DOLPHIN TRAINER!" Life doesn't get any better than that when you are five, does it?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Leaf Jumpin'

The kids love to rake leaves and jump in them.  Once we got the trampoline, they discovered that they could load all the leaves onto the trampoline, and then "jumping in the leaf pile" took on a whole new dimension.  Here is this year's extravaganza...