Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
a little bit ago (week and a half maybe) we stopped by to visit some friends after church. they have three dogs--two big ones and a little one, varieties unknown--and a cat. we were visiting and the kids were playing for a while, and just before time to leave, it was time to clean up. rayna and afton helped put the toys away, and then rayna went to the back door, opened it up and said "out doggies, out now doggies" in a cute little tiny girly voice. to our utter surprise all three dogs and the cat stood up and calmly walked in a single file line out the back door. i'd never seen anything like it! fortunately, they're outside/inside dogs :)
Monday, April 19, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
these boiled eggs lasted three days (and the girls ate all but, i think, 3 of them)
Sunday, April 11, 2010
this is one of my favorite fish, it's called arapaima, i wish the picture was better, i think it makes it REALLY clear why people believe in mermaids! the fish is probably 4-5 feet long, most of which is tail, and it's gorgous, with lots of red shimmer on greenish or bluish scales. if you only caught a glimpse of the tail, it'd be easy to imagine there was a beautiful woman attached :)the shark tank is always a favorite. you can walk through a tunnel and see lots of differnt sharks and rays (our favorite was the saw-fish, like a swordfish, but with saw blade "teeth" on the sides). afton was universally excited in the tunnel, but rayna was a little nervous (sometimes i couldnt blame her):that ray was easily 5 feet long, plus tail, and it totally freaked rayna out! she was in the process of jumping onto my shoulder from the bench when i was trying to catch a few pictures as this guy swam by.one of the more traditional aquarium pictures (most of this aquarium is more like a zoo, lots of birds, monkeys, a sloth--that wanders at will around the greenery directly overhead of the pathways, and various other animals). that's afton's friend the giant clam.and, like i said, there's lots of other animals there too, this is a jaguar, sitting right by my little girl! she was in heaven! that's her friend nino also, and rayna didn't want to pose for this pictures, though she liked the cat a lot better than the sharks!
thanks friends we had a WONDERFUL time!