Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sea World

 Yes, we did just about everything a tourist would. But that's what the kid wanted. I'm happy to know that the majority of the animals at Seaworld  were born there. I think that's better. Isn't it?Not so cruel, right? Anyways it was amazing to see a dolphin do a twisty, flipping move. I mean how on earth do you train a dolphin to flip and twist so many times in the air? And what was even more amazing was how gentle the trainers were with the killer whales.  I tell you that show almost put me in tears.  If I remember right it was Mama "Shamu", big brother, and baby sister (3 years old). Maya got a kick out of that. The whale being as old as she is.  And they were all born right there.  
 We did just about everything there. One of my favorites besides the shows was walking into the fresh water aquarium and seeing the purana's just like that. Not moving an inch. Waiting for something to .... well ... attack? Are they really waiting to eat? Crazy. 

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Oh, so busy.

 My Mom and Nephew ( he's 9) flew down from WA on Thursday for 5 days.  We went to OB and Belmont park on Friday, the zoo on Saturday, and today we went to a friends birthday party. 
 I went on the roller coaster with my nephew on Friday at Belmont. I was hesitant at first because the last time I went on it it hurt! This time it was pretty fun. There was a little boy behind us that told us we were going to fall out and die and that angels will come down for us. Thanks. I was taking pictures (with Nephews camera) of us and caught a couple of that little boy crapping his pants. Maya went on the Merry-go-round and the boat ride. She had a good time.
 The zoo was freakin HOTTTT. I thought we would be safe just riding the tour bus but none of the animals were out at that time. So we had to hike around in the blazing sun. Fun. My favorite animals were the gorillas this time. Baby gorillas are the cutest animals ever! 
 Today we went out to El Cajon for the party. It was pretty cool. The "balloon guy" was  really good.   
 So tomorrow we are going to Sea World in the late afternoon to beat some of the heat. I'm sure the kids will have fun. And I really can't wait to go on that new coaster ride.
Some funny things I heard my nephew say:
 I like when parties go on all night. 
 I want to blow up Barbie on the 4th of July.

And a conversation between him and Maya after she turned on a light: 
Her: Light on and off, on and off, on and off, on and off..... 
Him: Ok Maya we get it.
Her : What? We get toys?
Him: No, we get it.
Her: We get bit?
Him: No! We get the point!
Her: Ok, where is it?
Him: No! 
Her: Oh, I got it! 
Him: What?!?
Her: Here you go. Here's the point. Got it?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Balcony Garden

 It's kinda getting crowded but I think the more green the better. On one side I have the tomatoes, squash, peas, sunflowers, rosemary, cilantro, and some others I totally forgot. I love surprises. Behind the tomatoes I have a killer aloe and the not so great rose bush (stems).
 And on the other side more rosemary and tomatoes, strawberries, salvia, ficus, jasmine, plumeria,  and a very used aloe. Of course there's the xmas tree (which I trimmed recently), and two types of flowers. Hibiscus and another I can never remember the name of but have them tattooed on the back of my legs. Those ones. 
And I was thinking today that maybe a planter box around the perimeter wouldn't be a bad idea. There's not that much space and getting all that plastic out of there would be nice. 

Roller Skating

 I LOVE IT. I got these skates back in 2000! They look brand new! 
 Daddy took Maya in the stroller to the park while I skated there. I skated around the bay a little, while they played. The skates are freakin heavy. But I guess it's a better work out. It's been like 4 years since I last went skating. My best friend and I used to skate around together. She's gone to London and left her skates with me.   Ahhhh the good ol' days.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bees... maybe they are wasps

 Earlier a friend and I were talking about how we haven't seen too many bees this year. Then Maya and I went to the PB library to play in the sanbox and swings. I noticed a large amount of bees flying around the sand so I decided to study them a bit.  They were digging tunnels in the sand and going in and out of them. WTF? Why? I only had my camera phone and it was pretty sunny so I couldn't even see what the heck I was taking pics of.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Flowers from my babe and....

 ..I've never seen these on my Ficus (spl chk) What are they?