Thursday, February 21, 2008

Starting Early

I took my daughter to her very first State Conference of the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) this past weekend.

Sure, she's a little young for these types of events, but she got to hang out with some kids, run around a hotel, ride a bus, see interesting sea creatures, and have a tantrum in a formal gown.

It was a full weekend.

Casting her vote for new state officers: doing her civic duty for the first time.
I held the pen, but it still counts.

You're never too young to learn proper receiving line etiquette.

The State President's project was to raise money for the sea otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, so we all took a little field trip to the Aquarium to present the "big check" and visit the sea life.

My daughter loved the jellyfish. I had no idea that there are SO MANY TYPES of jellyfish. Kind of scary, when you think about it. I know I won't be swimming in the ocean again any time soon.

By far, the best time had by my daughter was on the slide. She completely missed the point of the entire trip, but hey, she's not even two yet, so she's entitled.

Modeling her pretty formal gown (and purse), pre-tantrum. Mommy was so proud.

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1 comment:

Thomas MacEntee said...

Wonderful pictures and I have always loved the Monterey Bay Aquarium!

Plus, who hasn't had a tantrum while spledidly arrayed in tafetta or tulle? Oh. Perhaps I've said too much. K bye.