We were so excited to visit the petting zoo at the Lakeview library. It has been a couple of years since they had it (stupid pandemic) and we were both looking forward to it. Of course the rabbits are the favorites but all the animals were fun and full of personality. Unfortunately I did not get a photo of the alpaca but it was very soft and had a cute face.
In the library Emma submitted her first twenty books for the summer reading program and received a free book and family passes to the Oakland zoo. It was a happy surprise to receive the zoo passes. maiki and I were just discussing a visit and noted I could rent a wheel chair or we could take a shuttle tour. I love the Oakland zoo and am looking forward to visiting with maiki for their first time.
walking around town
personal ice cream
farmers market flowers
play date with a friend
garden egg hunts
latest read aloud
made in art class
favorite library reading spot
bright colored blooms cheering me up
sushi picnic lunch
Clover and her new broom from the bonsai garden
Bird watching in Alameda.
Emma’s favorite outfit this month.
Magnolia tree in our neighborhood.
Looking grown up wearing mama’s robe.
Wearing her cape on our outing to the Oakland museum.
Emma’s self portrait.
Reading to Gene.
Working in the bonsai garden.
I sat by this quince and read “Crying in H Mart” over several afternoons.
We attended the Nutcracker ballet at the Paramount Theater. The ballet was beautiful and Tchaikovsky’s music is our favorite. Unfortunately this time the theater sold popcorn and caramel corn in crunchy sounding plastic bags that people are during the performance. Our seats were not far from the orchestra but the sound of crinkly plastic pervaded our ears. Bad choice on the theater’s behalf to detract from the lovely performance.