Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Commotion in the Ocean

Eliza, her cousins and I ventured to the New York Aquarium this past weekend. The Aquarium is officially known as Commotion in the Ocean around here.

We were joined by Matthew and Adriana, who convinced us to put Sea World on our 2011 "bucket list" to see some real Commotion in the Ocean!

Matthew helped Eliza channel her inner German tourist by wearing their socks with sandals and black socks with sneakers.

And then there was Peter who had a run in with Nathan's hot dogs, but that is a whole other post!

Katie joined us too for part of the day, and I'll update with her photos when Matthew emails them to me :)

Eliza had quite an animal packed week, with a bit of Rumble in the Jungle at the zoo. The zoo trip inspire Eliza to draw with chalk "Camel with Mixed Colors on Sand" which is unusual since Eliza tends to prefer not to mix her colors:

Eliza does seem to prefer the two humped camel to the one humped camel, claiming that the one humped camel just looks like a funny donkey. Go figure the thinking of a 4+ year old.

This is Eliza's last week of school and we'll head off to the real Commotion in the Ocean and Rumble in the Jungle, Saba. Her penguin bag is packed with toys and she has her travel clothes all picked out. Since my good friend who tends my garden has been ill for the past few months, I suspect my garden does look like a jungle, but what better place for Eliza to go on an iguana hunt or a snake hunt, two favorite pastimes of hers while on Saba.

When we get back Eliza starts her evaluations at the Child Study Center which will hopefully give me some idea of the most appropriate kindergarten setting for her in 2011. I somehow suspect that this coming fall and spring you'll see more than a handful of blog posts about that little adventure :)


Catherine W said...

Oooo I love aquariums. I went to Sea World a couple of years ago and it is fantastic. I'm sure Eliza would like it. Although I don't recall any two-humped camels.

Best wishes for the kindergarten hunt. I've just had a little educational settings panic myself when I realised that J is supposed to start school a week after her fourth birthday with kids who are, biologically, up to sixteen months older. Yipes.

Hope you have a lovely time on Saba.

Laraf123 said...

I am already stressing about Henry's kindergarten placement and it's not until August 2012. I'm in a panic--should we move? stay put? attend public? apply to private? Yikes! You'd think that since I'm a teacher, I'd have it all figured out--but being on the "inside" makes the decisions all that more difficult. Enjoy your vacation--I love what Eliza said about camels. She knows what she knows and isn't afraid to talk about it. That will score her lots of points in her educational endeavors!

Jo said...

Does Eliza name her drawing or do you come up with those names? They always crack me up!

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

@Jo... the titles are all Eliza. She actually got annoyed when I just called this "Camel with Mixed Up Colors" and failed to mention the sand. :)

Jo said...

That's awesome. I think the titles are hysterical. She is such a funny little girl. I can't wait to meet her - if we can get our acts together in NYC!

TherExtras said...

SeaWorld in San Antonio?

Elizabeth said...

I realised that J is supposed to start school a week after her fourth birthday with kids who are, biologically, up to sixteen months older. Yipes.