If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "Move from here to there," and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. ~Matthew 17:20

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Surprise Party, Dodgers, Aquarium, Oh My!

Wow, we have been busy!  It seems October is always a busy month for us and this year has been no exception.  This past week, here's what we have been up to.....

Slade's Surprise 18th Birthday Party
Our roomie, Slade, turned 18 on Monday so we surprised him Saturday night with a Super Hero themed party.  Everyone had to come dressed as a Super Hero and we were entertained by Batman, Ironman, the Avengers, Super Barney.....what?  Oh yeah, there's always one in the crowd that aspires to be different!
Love that surprised look!

Crazy Cat Lady and Super Cook are Super Heroes, aren't they?!

Love these boys.

On Sunday, Spencer was invited to go to the Dodgers vs. Braves playoff game.  Ryan Herlong (Katrina's oldest son) and his dad, Lloyd, picked up Spencer at 3:15 and as they were leaving, I was laughing because Spencer was outfitted in his Dodgers gear while Ryan donned his Braves shirt.  Ha!

It was a perfect day for a game.

Love.  This. Picture.

Dodgers won and Spencer had a great time (I think Ryan did, too).  So thankful for awesome friends in this town.

Yesterday, the boys and I headed to Long Beach to The Aquarium for a "field trip".  Oh, who am I kidding, we really just went because I am tired of school!

Katrina introduced us to a friend of hers, Karen, who is a volunteer diver at The Aquarium and she was kind enough to meet us before her shift began and give us a tour "behind the scenes".  It was
Spencer has no problem sticking his hand in the tank to "pet" the juvenile Zebra Sharks.  No thanks.

Our visit coincided with the release of the newest members of the Aquarium being introduced into the main tank for the public to see.  Two penguin chicks hatched earlier this year and they looked very happy to be joining their feathered friends.  The worker's call this one "Heidi" until a permanent name is chosen from submissions by the public.  Somehow, I think my suggestion of "Shoogie Boogie" will not be chosen.

Spencer, Karen and Cole.

Karen dives in the 300,000 gallon tank for demonstrations and talks about the various marine life in the tank that are being fed.  There are Giant Black Bass that are swimming by her that weigh more than she does and she is not concerned one bit! 
LOVE this picture of Karen in her "uniform"!  The boys are chomping at the bit to become certified divers so when Spencer returns to Cali in April or May, we will definitely make that happen.

All we have planned today is football practice (for Coach Ewing) and laundry.

Have you had a good week?

"And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
~Philippians 4:7 

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