Joe is taking a science course that has mandated field trips as homework. Luckily, they are local and free. This morning it was a trip to our local lagoon.They had binoculars to borrowwhich little ones love.A close up look at the animals and plants, plus plenty of mud.A morning under big, puffy clouds. Home in time for lunch and naps.
Across the bridge, there is a smaller aquariumperfect to visit on a weekend when Long Beach is hosting the Grand Prix near our local aquarium.We are fans of the water and shells and rocks, but we don’t love the sand.
When it is a low tide the tide pools are the best:
making for lots of exploring,
climbing,and discovering.Henry found a “snow” rockand there was a seal being moved off the rocks, escorted back to the ocean. Close enough to hear the sounds she made and watch her make a safe return.
These three are such ocean babies, soaking up sunshine together.
They are all healthy and that is something we aren’t taking for granted these days.
Slightly confusing that I had Cesar Chavez day off, but not Joe and Paul. This meant I had a morning with two little ones. We walked over to the park and Henry entertained us with tricks on his scooter.
He loves the attention. All eyes on him.
Then in the afternoon (Joe currently has a ton of homework-on top of student teaching) we evacuated the premises to leave him in peace and headed over to a fiesta.These are friends from school.Luckily there are younger siblings so we can all have fun.Lots to explore with the toys of friends. She was mesmerized with the princess dolls and doll house.
So much play that we came home and crashed hard.
We have entered the book making stagecomplete with picturessometimes put together with yarn and tape staples Sometimes there are only pictures
Other times he adds details.
They are evolving all the time
They went on a huntand gathered a bucket full of shells
in all shapes
on a windy morning.
At home we washed, dried, and then sorted.I listened to them guess at the creatures that lived inside, smell, and touch the ocean treasures.
Olivine is always drawn to “babies” even at the table full of shells. She loves to say “tiny.”
Thank you, Pacific Ocean.