Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mama's Day at the Aquarium

I know I yammer on about my students way too much (probably more than you wanna hear about), so I'm gonna take a break from that and post about Mother's Day today, and then tomorrow I'll let y'all know how INCREDIBLE the ROOTS students were at our performance Friday night. OMG, they made me prouder than I could have imagined. But more on that tomorrow.

Today, after calling my little mama (who lives alllllll the way across the country in Georgia), I met Jeannette and Freeman at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. I hadn't been there yet, though Freeman is a frequent visitor. It's pretty amazing! Here are some pics:

Jeannette and Freeman on Mama's Day

"Diver Brian" feeding the fish

Freeman watching the "fissssssshhhh"

Jeannette left to have a fancy Mother's Day lunch with Jon, and I took Freeman for the afternoon. (While in my car driving home, F was asking for "More Gaga" before her song was even over--geez).

Though hanging out with Freeman is the next best thing, I wish I could be with my mama and our family today. When I talked to her, she was just arriving at my aunt's house with her mud pie (my mama makes the most ridiculously good mud pie you can imagine!). All my aunts, uncles, cousins, sister, nephew, and our Nana were gathering together today . . . holidays make me the most homesick. I wish I could just transport myself to Georgia for the day and then back to California for work tomorrow morning.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, especially my cute mama:


its simple love said...

o my gosh freeman is absolutely adorable. love him. happy mother's day!


Micaela said...

claire, it's no wonder where you get your beauty from!!!

and what a wonderful way to spend a sunday afternoon, on mother's day. that picture of him by the fishes is ADORABLE!!!

ps. i love hearing about your kids so yammer away! ;)

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

Awww sounds like it was an adorable day out. Happy mom's day. =)


chelsea rebecca said...

your mother is so cute!

i so enjoy trips to the aquarium! they are just way too fun!! that picture of freeman watching the fiiisssh is too cute!!

Heather Taylor said...

Freeman is such a cutie! Happy Mother's Day!

Diana Mieczan said...

How sweet! I love what you said about the little one wanting more Gaga....So funny :)
I love aquariums...they make me feel so calm and relaxed :)
Have a great Monday :)

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

He's so cute!!!!

drollgirl said...

happy md to your BEAUTIFUL mom!

and i want to visit that aquarium!

bananas. said...

um excuse me...your mama is supa fit! you've got some good genes lady!!!

sorry you didn't get to spend the day with your mom. but at least you had a cool sidekick to hang out with!

Morgan said...

Agree with the other ladies... your family genes are on FIRE!

Hope Chella said...

Claire, indeed, I am living that screwed up psychology :P

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

seeing as how SF is my favorite place on the planet you'd think i would have been to golden gate park before, but i've only driven through. maybe i should put it on my to do list when i come back out this summer!

Kristin said...

Freeman is the cutest name ever!!