Friday, December 9, 2011

7th, 8th, and 9th activities of Advent: hanging out with family (and whales)

Here I am, blogging in the middle of the night, with three days to catch up on in this follow-the-Advent-calendar rhythm I've begun. But my absence has been for good reason; we've got company. Andi's brother ("uncle Dave") is here for a visit, so there's been a lot of hanging out.

Today's planned activity (look for decorations) was vague and simple on purpose, because I wasn't sure what we'd be doing; Andi took the day off for some sight seeing. We ended up going on a road trip, and though we looked for lights on the way home, that wasn't the main focus of our day. Belugas were.

And penguins, sharks, sea lions, jellies, and family.

(I want this guy's job: penguin snuggler.)

(Lucy has started requesting photos of certain things. She commissioned this last one, and Dave took it.)

And, because I can't be that close to the ocean and not visit, we spent an hour on the beach. None of it seems particularly Advent-y, and yet, it was perfect.


Julie said...

Love Lucy's barefeet running along the beach!

Lise said...

And it was barely above freezing! But when we got there, my first thought was "maybe I should take off my boots and tights?" I didn't, but when Lucy asked if she could, of course I had to say yes!

Marfa said...

Your daughter's red and white hat is beautiful!!! Where did you get that pattern?