Monday, October 27, 2008

Swimming With Dolphins!

I got to be a dolphin trainer for the day at Sea World!  
Don't Maggie and I look like we belong together?
My friend Laura and her boys gave me this gift for my "fake birthday."
I know, my birthday isn't really until January.  Most of you know I don't really know when I was born so when I was adopted, I got assigned a birthday ( January 10th).  I have never enjoyed my birthday because of this.  As a joke, I said if I could pick my own birthday, it would be October 4th because 4 is my favorite number and October is in the fall which is my favorite season and I want to be a Libra.  So, some of my friends now celebrate this day as my birthday.
Maggie trying to catch the fish I threw at her.  
Dancing to my own beat with Maggie
Pacino, taking me for a ride on his dorsal fin.  I successfully hung on the entire ride!

Petting and feeding the momma dolphins and soon-to-be mommas in the "maternity ward."
I had sooooo much fun swimming with the dolphins.  It was an amazing experience, one I will never forget.  Dolphins have been my favorite since I was a little girl.  I asked for a dolphin for Christmas after visiting Sea World when I was a little girl.  Santa never brought me one and I have been always so very disappointed.  I have always dreamed of what it would be like to swim with them.  They are such beautiful creatures.  I think I had a silly little girl giddy smile the entire day I was with them.  I will never forget this.  Thanks for the dream come true Laura, Elam, Miles and Jack.  It was the best present ever!!!!!!!


Prescott family said...

You do look like you are having the time of your life! I bet Graham is bummed he didn't think of this first (since you are so hard to surprise or even buy a gift for!!!). I'm glad you had a great time. You deserve the best!

CULA said...

Awesome! I'm so Jealous!!! I copy of the soundtrack would be awesome. Thanks! Love, Cula

Jenn said...

What a fun day! It looks like you had a fabulous day. Laura is a smart lady for coming up with this idea.

croissantpark said...

Really cool photos of you and the dolphins at Sea World. I did not know that Sea World had a dolphin swim program. I have been to Discovery Cove and did the swim with the dolphins program in orlando. I am glad you were able to do this. It is a once in lifetime experience.
God Bless,

Beckie and Erick said...

I forgot that you don't know when your real b-day is. That is hilarious that you swam with a dolphin. It really does look fun!

Melissa and Aaron said...

That is so cool! Aaron's happy that you want to be a Libra, too. Oh, and he's always wanted to swim with a dolphin, so maybe it's a Libra thing! Seriously, so awesome.

Beckie and Erick said...

i just read your comment on my blog. I am so excited that you will be here during thanksgiving! e-mail me and we can set up some time to get together. sweetshoppejewery@gmail

Melissa said...

That's so cool!!

Bree said...

That's so awesome! Greg is so jealous. He wants to do that really bad! I also think it would be fun! How are you guys! I just wanted to say that I think you are an awesome woman and thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day 3 years ago!