Friday, July 31, 2009

Amazing Sleepover

I loved seeing my kids walk off to camp each day ready for adventure, fun, & friends. They were so sad when it ended. If only school could be this fun! Summer is slipping by too quickly.

No, this is not our new home, we had the amazing opportunity to go on a sleepover at the Monterey Bay Aquarium last weekend. Many of the animals, especially the octopus, are more active at night & the lack of crowds was so great. We were surprised to see the fish sleeping in a vertical position in the kelp garden. It was an eery sight. We got to sleep in front of the huge Outer Bay tank filled with hammerhead sharks, tuna, rays, & sardines. Bubbles shoot up the glass at night to keep the animals from slamming into the glass. The ethereal effect is mesmerizing and relaxing. Of course, no one got any sleep that night, but it was worth it.

The jellies are my absolute favorite animals at the aquarium. I could watch them for hours if I had the chance.

I love my new camera!!! I would never have gotten this shot without it. It looks like Kiyon is holding the wave at bay.

If only he could have held the flu bug back this effectively. He came down with the flu during the sleepover, poor guy. We ended up taking him to the ER when his fever spiked Sunday evening. His dad & little brother kept him entertained by practicing the moon walk while we waited for the doctor. I think he was hoping to be admitted to the hospital just to get away from the nonstop Michael Jackson songs his brother was belting out. We have instituted new rules to save our sanity and it seems to be working for now.


  1. Okay, that's so amazing - HOW were you able to sleep over at the aquarium? I love those jellyfish too. Insanely beautiful. What fun, tell us more! :o)

  2. We went with the Cub Scouts. There were Girl Scouts and some private slumber parties there too. We were the biggest group, so we got a prime spot. They served a very sugary breakfast as part of the deal. Cookies and milk before bed also. $60/person. Doesn't include admission if you get there early or stay late the next day which bugged us, but it was a great experience!

  3. jellyfish are my fav too... we went to the london aquarium and I couldn't stop looking at the jellyfish!

    Love your illustrations too btw...


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