• Beach Bits

    Mussel Beach

    Wow! I’m behind in my posting! See what happens when you finally get a babysitter and get down to business? Blogging falls by the wayside. Actually yesterday was just a busy day and I used Baby Bug’s nap to pack my suitcase for the sticks and take a shower. Can’t stink for the baby sitter. (She was wonderful by the way. I love her!) But before I move on to blog about our latest trip to the sticks and Baby Bug’s Birthday Party Number TWO!!! (I know! Could we be any more spoiled?) I want to put up my pictures from our beach day when the tide was super super low.

    When the tide is really really low, it’s like discovering a new country. There are strange underwater creatures that show up suddenly that you don’t see every day. Like crops and crops of mussels on the backsides of the rocks that are usually underwater and strange mountainous clumps of sea weed with their little bulbs that pop when you step on them. Baby Bug and I had a great time exploring.

    Baby Bug thinks the seagulls are “kkkkkkitties”. Silly kid. I try to tell her they are “birdies” but she doesn’t believe me. I can see why it would be confusing since seagulls are about the size of our house cats. We have pet “birdies” (finches) that are very small and say “tweet tweet”, so how can these big fat things with feathers be birdies too? I haven’t even begun to explain pelicans or condors. How do you make the seagull sound? I keep thinking of the finding Nemo movie where they say “mine mine mine” but that isn’t right either.

    I have so much trouble making some animal sounds. For example, what does an elephant sound like? How do you make that trumpeting sound? I try and try and nothing that comes out of my mouth sounds anything like an elephant. It’s funny the things that are important once you become a parent.