I’m back again – for good? Life has just been way too busy lately – I haven’t blogged, I haven’t read blogs…but I have been on Ravelry…and Facebook…and watching Lost and ‘Vivor.
It’s Spring Break – and while that means time off for most people, it means more work for us! But that’s alright, we have a lot of fun. In the last few days we’ve been on 3 field trips. Yesterday we had a blast at PlayDome – an indoor carnival at BC Place.
The day before we went to the Aquarium. We had a gorgeous day for it.
For once our kids were actually into watching the fish/sea creatures – so we weren’t rushing from one exhibit to another. I have to tell you – in the Tropical section (which is really beautiful – ponds, flowers, butterflies, birds, a sloth) it’s an entire eco-system. Fabulous right? Except…that includes spiders. Spiders as big as an adult’s palm! Literally.
No pic – I was worried it was an escapee and actually spoke to an employee (I bet they get that a lot! spiders aren’t most people’s favourites) It was crawling up a wall just outside the tropical eco-system. Ughhhh….I quickly diverted our group to the pygmy monkeys because there was no way I could keep my cool while they examined that spider closely.
Aside from the belugas and dolphins (not together) – this was one of my favourite guys to watch.
They seem so calm. And wise.
I’ll share a few Overheard at Work with you from that day:
6 yr old boy: It’s getting complicated in here. he points to the singers performing They’re singing, that lady’s blowing bubbles and now this guy comes. he points at a person in a beluga costume It’s just getting complicated. he shakes his head sadly
7 yr old boy: Just to warn you – you’re ex boyfriend’s here.
9 year old girl: Who?
7 year old boy: looks around to be sure he isn’t overheard You know, The Slob.
9 year old girl: Ohh…. looks worried.
point of interest – 7 year old boy is wearing baggy pants, 3 mismatched shirts, his hair is uncombed and his shoes are untied. Don’t even get me started on the ex-boyfriend bit and the need to determine which ex-boyfriend.
On our way out we had to walk one foot on the sidewalk, one foot on the lawn (yeah – people are pushy) and it had been raining the past few days and was kinda muddy and sinky
6 year old boy: Michelle! Get out of there – it’s Sandquick! You’re gonna suck down in the Sandquick!
8 year old boy to teacher: My friend’s are always telling me to hug my girlfriend. And I say: Dude! That’s sick.
Teacher: Are they? Why is that sick.
8 year old boy: rolls eyes Ummmm…her B-words are like out to there!
Incidentally, this fictional girlfriend is…a teenager! At least I hope she’s fictional.
In the meanwhile there has been knitting — I really will post about it soon. And squares have been rolling in:
These soft, squishy yellow squares are from Pam in St. Paul Minnesota
These lovely blue squares are from Charity in Northern BC.
Thank you ladies! There are more I need to photograph and post. Thank you all so much – my Mom is on vacation right now and knitting squares like crazy. So…there should be at least one blanket in the next 2 weeks.
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