We had a great Spring Break a couple of weeks ago. For the first time in 13 years at my current job, I took the whole week off to be with the kiddos. Roland had to work so we couldn't travel anywhere, but the kids and I made the most of it. We did manage to go to the beach.
Wouldn't you know that the day before the sun was shining and there was only a light breeze? The day we went, it was very cloudy, VERY windy and a bit chilly. We had to persuade Emma that the water was way too cold right now to actually get in. She didn't believe us until she got her feet/legs wet.
It was Mollie's first time to go to the beach. She was just excited to be out and about and seeing the birds and kids, etc. She did get a bit wet....brrrr! Nothing like wet dog smell...ewww!
We also made a point to visit our local Botanical Gardens & Nature Center. Emma and I did not realize that they have several birds there.
I think this little guy was called Yum-Yum.
Of course, there were beautiful flowers and plants everywhere.
This guy, Sarge, was Emma's favorite.
And of course, we loved visiting the Butterfly Conservatory. Can you find the butterfly??? He was doing a pretty good job of blending in.
Later that day, we watched our first Roller Derby match. Match? Game? I'm not quite sure what you call it. It was actually a Jr. Roller Derby match. My cousin's daughters play as well as my best friend's niece so it was fun to see them in action.
My friend's niece is on the left in purple and my cousin is directly on the right of the girl in pink.
Here is Emma with both cousins.
Now Emma wants to be a roller derby skater. They had little girls about her age that kind of served as mascots. They would skate around in tutus when there were breaks in the game, and Emma was quite excited. We told her she had to actually learn to skate first!
The rest of Spring Break was filled with shopping, car maintenance, housework, watching a LOT of movies and staying up WAY too late. The kids and I were not happy about heading back to work and school. We definitely have Spring Fever!
I did manage to scrap a little. Here is a page I completed with some of the other bird photos I took at the Botanical Gardens.
I used a template by Anna Aspnes. Look for the full supply list here: Birds of the Botanical Gardens at Designer Digitals.
Have a great Monday - it's good to be back! :)