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!!!!!!!

9 comments:

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!
Andrea

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,
John

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!