Below is not a great picture.........but Blake doesn't know how to use our camera, either. (That statement's getting old, huh?")
Don't worry. I'm about to launch into a tutorial program. Hopefully we'll be better soon. Like, in about 6 months.
So, what in the world is going on in Southern California?
Glowing tides. It's super cool. A simple explanation:
By day, a red tide is unsightly and uninviting, with water the color of coffee. But at night, during this unusual phenomenon caused by a plankton bloom, the waves are a brilliant, almost neon blue. This wonderfully surreal scene has played out almost nightly along San Diego beaches for several weeks, luring spectators with cameras and video recorders.
*Courtesy of Pete Thomas, GrindTV.com.
The best of what Blake got:
It's fantastic to see in person.
A video taken from GrindTV.com. This shows it in action......much better:
So, in the spirit of our recent oceanic find, we headed down to the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla.
I wonder what her little 4 year old mind is thinking?
This aquarium is not world class by any means, but beautifully located on the cliffs overlooking La Jolla Shores. Fantastic views and lots of hands on exhibits.
"Act like the shark is eating you, kids!"
((((((Parenting at its finest, people.)))))
This was cool.......look to the right where you see a mini beach set up......this shows the kids (and me) how the tide rolls in.
Back home for a lazy night. I was in bed by 8:30pm after reading.
I know. My night life is at an all time high.
On the agenda for this week:
*Pumpkin patch visit, hopefully. Want to return to Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center.
*Big project for Carter at school. I volunteered last week to help outline a few dozen 5th graders on large butcher paper. That wasn't awkward at all. Now, they'll take those outlines and fill in anatomically correct organs and such. Lord help us.
*Prep for Coco's visit. 11 days! We can't wait.
*More fall projects and decorating.
*Work on my 'bizness', Mommy's Little Secret. I have changed the cost per hour to accommodate those projects I will work on at home. Seemed unfair to incorporate fees associated with tasks that will have me driving all over town. So, now, I'm charging $10 and hour for my time......plus expenses (baking supplies, gas, etc.) I've mostly had interest in headers so far......that would put a header at around $10, if not a little less, fyi.
Come check me out, folks!
That's about it for today. Off to church with the kiddos. Carter and Jack started CCD a few weeks ago. Carter HATES it. I reminded him that I did, too......it's a Catholic rite-of-passage........so he just needs to get over it. If not, I'm going to start dragging him to mass before or after, which will result in blood shed and a possible revoking of our parish membership since there is no nursery or cry room for Jack and Lainey.
I LOVE the Catholic mass procession, but can absolutely see how it's super boring for kids. So, for now, they'll suffer through CCD and receive their sacraments with a smile on their faces, damn it!
That sounded wrong.