Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Field Trip Week, Part I

We're on our own this week (DH is out of town), so we've been getting out of the house to keep out of trouble!

SATURDAY: Riding the ladybugs at Fiesta La Ballona, which is like Culver City's version of an end-of-summer county fair. Much fun and so homey, and we'll be back. (Esp. when little guy is bigger and can ride more of the rides.)
SUNDAY: Visiting the ducks at Douglas Park with grandma Sylvia and grandpa Jack.
Park Highlight: Duck on Turtle on Rock.
MONDAY: The Children's Garden at the Huntington was AMAZING. So much fun, so creative, and perfect for a hot day. The history of science exhibit and the ecosystems exhibits in the greenhouse were also stellar. The Huntington is pretty expensive, but man do you get value for your dollar.
TUESDAY: Jackson and buddy B on the steps of the Griffith Observatory, zooming their new toy Space Shuttle Discovery and Saturn V rockets, respectively. First planetarium show of the day is reserved for under-5s and it was magical!

Monday, August 20, 2012

My Other Kid

The new baby-to-be is starting to assert his or her personhood. We're at 19 weeks, and it startled today at a loud noise, and it either likes it or is annoyed when I read aloud to Jackson because it seems to decidedly and regularly react.

Gender TBD on Sept. 1. Watch this space (and Facebook, duh) for news and maybe ultrasound scans.

Water Day at the Skirball


"It's OK if I drink this, right?" 
"What's that you say? I'm a little wet?"
Learning about sea turtles at the L.A. Zoo table.

Chilling in the rainbow mister.

Squish, squish, squish. Note the toddler slime-trail footprints.

Lunch in the amphitheater with a Wildlife on Wheels show for entertainment. They brought out rain forest primates, a beaver, a ginormous frog and...an American alligator. See below:

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Tropical Baby

Jackson takes in the vista from the footbridge inside the Orchid Fever greenhouse. 
Checkin' out the koi and the turtles in the pond.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer Selections

Just jumped off a ramp. Very pleased with himself.

Boy meets friendly bird.

Catching a few rays.

Blurry picture of fun with Ella.