We got up this morning and after packing up lunches, snacks, drinks, baby gear etc. headed out to Newport Oregon. Daddy took the day off from work to help out with the baby while the girls and I did our activities.
Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center is located next door to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and has a rather nice facility. There is no set charge but suggested donations for those visiting. They hold two "Homeschool days" a year; one in fall and one in the spring. We had planned on trying to do the fall one but it didn't work out scheduling wise so we went for the spring session.
We really lucked out! It was a gorgeous day at the coast! We had to be there by 10 a.m. so it was a really early start out the door for us. The car windows were still iced over. The drive wasn't bad at all and blue skies seemed to go on and on!
We finally arrived and got checked in for the classes, then it was on to discover the center while we waited for them to begin..
Once classes got started it was out to the estuary for slurping. Slurping? Well, the tube we use is called a slurper so I guess we went slurping? Anyway we had on our "get muddy" clothes for this part..
This female had a lot of eggs!
In other news we are getting stuff done around the house. We got the baby gate across the front door again.
Painting is slowly getting done. The girls decided to help out with one of the big walls but wanted to "play" first so they made "cave drawings".
This weekend they have a party to go to and then it's more work on the house! Hopefully most of the front room will get finished as well as the hall. Then it's the last wall in the living room (we have to empty out all of our bookshelves first) over the week and I'll finish up some of the work in the front garden.