About once a year Sea World holds a homeschool day at the park and masses of kids show up to get in at a very reasonable price. We get a little show about how the animals are trained and wander the park with little education booklets, learning about the creatures and hanging out with fellow hippies. We went last year, but Lily was still too young to really get it. This year she had a whole lot more fun, focusing on the play area and getting wet over learning anything. OK, works for me; she’s only (almost) three, so what did I really expect? But if you ever wondered if there was a thriving homeschool community in my neck of the woods, all you have to do is look at this photo for the answer. Click on the picture for more from our day.

Still wondering if there's a big homeschool community in San Diego?

In other news, we got a chance to eat dinner out on our deck for the first time this year. It was a little chilly, but the girls didn’t seem to mind. We had pasta and sauce and jazzed up the joint with a bouquet of wild flowers picked and “arranged” by Lily.

Lily and her bouquet Eating on the deck

Finally, Anya walked ten steps today. We seem to be on the way to have two upright and mobile children. Someone help us.