Quick school update first - I finished up my time at the GI clinic and will be moving to urgent care for 6 tough weeks - 12 hours shifts, the first week I'll be doing 5 days, after that it will decrease to alternating 2/3 days. Urgent care - one never knows what I'll see - no scheduled patients, just walk-ins. Maybe I'll get to practice some of my suturing skills or casting/splinting.
This week, though, promises to be a tough one. I'm lining up meals, clothes, and even some blog posts, too. I did also managed to finish the kids' Valentines and even a baby afghan with a coordinating baby doll blanket for the big sister. It ships out to Iowa this week so I'll try to remember to take photos before it is mailed.
Here are my favorite photos from the aquarium trip:
The salt water talk - observing and later feeding. Lots of Nemo and Dory fish to see, even Scar, Bubble, and Peach, too. The fish are even a bit neurotic like their namesake (anyone who's familiar with Finding Nemo knows what I'm talking about).
The sea horses were my favorite. I rotated the photo - they are actually parallel with the ground.
Petting the rays and sharks. T Rex Dad and Lil Sis are petting a ray. Later T Rex was braver and also patted a ray. He was really proud of himself. I'll be posting a video on his blog in the next day or two of him recapping the visit.
There was a balloon animal artist there raising money for the aquarium - T Rex chose a shark and Lil Sis asked for a lady bug.
It was a really fun time and we liked how everything was nearly a hands-on experience. A really great place for little kids. It was a little expensive for an outing, at least for us on the graduate student budget. We're more into the free outings like a trip to Burger King's super cool playland (more on that later) but it was still great fun with some extra memories to keep me going while I'm away for 60+ hours this week. I just keep looking at that ticker in the top right corner...soon.