Monday, March 29, 2010

spring break oh10

kick off ceremony
alex snuck this "artsy" pic at the gas station
she also took this self portrait

alex and i had a spring break kick off party on friday night. we lit color-drip candles like the lighting of the olympic torch. of course we blew them out cause we do not have a multimillion dollar torch mechanism to keep lit for the whole week, but on sunday before going back to school, we will ceremoniously light the candles and blow them out. we even discussed burying a time capsule of sorts...we'll see if that happens. we also watched the movie, new york i love you, and thought it was pretty good, but we are still partial to paris je taime. we decided a couple weeks ago that we would spend our spring break doing various things on our bucket lists/possibly do lists. some items include...paint, volunteer, mini road trip, go to the zoo, study (ummm yeah ok), and other exciting, adventurous things.
this morning we did each other's hair. we have been wanting to try beachy waves for a while since both of us have very straight hair. notice the beachyness in the pics above. a lot of hair spray was used. then we spent a good chunk of our time volunteering at the local nursing was fun and interesting. we walked around and visited with various patients. there was the complaining lady, the forgetful one, the out going one, the sensible one, the grouch, the 100 year old one, and really just a motley crew. i enjoyed spending time there and talking to the various patients. i tried to imagine what they were like when they were seniors in high school or what kinds of things they were interested in growing up. i liked looking through their photo albums full of black and white pictures. it was quite and eye opening experience and i look forward to going back again.
tomorrow alex and i shall tackle the zoo. lions, tigers, and bears oh my spring break oh10!


Halle said...

I love that you are having fun with friends and yet doing something for the good of the community. My dad is in a nursing home...would likely be classified as the forgetful crab with the wonderful smile.

Have a fun week!

amy lapi said...

soo fun! & you look adorable! i hope you get a lot of crafting done. :]

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Happy Spring Break!! Thanks for taking me along. I feel like a senior again when I tag along with you and Alex.

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