Monday, February 4, 2013

Emilia's 1st Day of Year 2

Emilia started school today.  Her teacher's name is Miss Damon (so the D-names continue-- Davis for K, Dominguez for 1st (and Ms. Durrett was their student teacher last semester).

According to Emilia:
There are 24 students and everyone is in Year 2 (sometimes they mix class grades).  The desks are set up in pods of 4 desks each.  They were able to pick their seats so she's sitting front and center with 2 girls that know each and 1 new girl.  She got to eat her snack and lunch outside.  Emilia had French before lunch and liked it because she learned numbers and can talk to people in Paris.  She made a friend on the playground that is in her class (plus the girl at her table that "made friends with me").  She likes school and is ready to go back tomorrow!  Right now she's drawing a picture for her teacher.

Instagram photo I shared before work
 Walking along the sidewalk to school (on the right)
 Outside her classroom

At her desk

Sunday, February 3, 2013


I was so excited to know that less than 2 weeks into our Australian adventure, I would see a friendly face from home!  Yesterday we picked up Evan in Cottlesloe and traveled north along the coast for half an hour to Hillarys for AQWA (The Aquarium of Western Australia).  We love aquariums as seen here in Corpus Christi and here in Seattle when we saw 2 aquariums in a week.

 I've never seen these kind of seahorses before (on the right).  There are 2 here that look like kelp.
 HUGE manta ray
 There was a large aquarium where we went through/around it on a motorized walkway.

 Cool octopus.  Beau would touch the glass quickly and then pull his hand away.
 A favorite at the aquariums - jellyfish
 Pink jellyfish



 2 stone fish (in front)
 I asked Emilia to look at the camera and then her ponytail went in the water

 The fish would come up and kiss Emilia.

 There could be a lot worse places to live!

 The end ;-)

Emilia starts Term 1 in Grade 2 tomorrow.  So 1st day of school pictures coming soon.