Noah's Ark

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

On Sunday, we took Isabella to the Noah's Ark exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center. It was awesome and a lot of fun for us all. It books up fast so I made reservations a week in advance and it was well worth it.

The exhibit showcases animals made from all recyclable materials and repurposed everyday objects. My favorite were the zebras made from the keyboard of a piano and other industrial parts. Isabella had fun seeing, touching and playing with all the animals. I think Ed and I had too much fun at the arts and crafts table as we "helped" Isabella make an ark with cutout animals and cardboard.

After spending a few hours at the Noah's Ark exhibit there was a West African dance and drum performance. It was a lot of high energy dance. The performers got all the kids and parents on the main floor to teach them parts of the dance. All the running around in the exhibit made Isabella sleepy. So we just sat back and watched all the kids learn.

The Skirball is an amazing center with many exhibits to visit. After the dance performance, we checked out the Skirball's core exhibition, Vision and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America. It was fascinating to see how far back the Jewish history traces. It was a fun day. I would highly recommend checking out the Skirball Cultural Center.

I took a couple of videos of Isabella horsing around. She was full of energy as we waited to get into the exhibit. Her new favorite past time is jumping off with two feet - a new milestone for her age.

A friend of mine has the same exact birthday as Isabella, except that he's a whole 30 years older...sorry David. Anyway, he told me that Virgos tend to be motivated, determined, anal retentive and moody. I think I may have added the moody part. But so far, I think he's right. She definitely is determined and has tendencies of wanting to be neat and tidy.

Her other favorite activity is dancing. She loves dancing around and is such a free spirit - aka very independent. She does her own thing and doesn't need mommy and daddy all the time.