...and answers to other questions you may have had.
Since a few of you had some questions regarding why the flamingos in this picture were NOT pink, I felt it necessary to address this pressing issue right away.
Here is the said picture (you know, just in case you haven't seen it):
Actually, the flamingoes were a very pale pink, the camera just didn't pick up on that. The reason flamingoes are pink is that they get the color from the shrimp they eat. If they don't eat a lot of shrimp, they don't turn very pink. The more shrimp, the more pink. These particular flamingoes were in front of a Marriot hotel.
Lousy, cheapskates. Jeez! Give the poor starving flamingoes some shrimp for heaven's sake.
I realize I look like a total goof. Yup, that's me. Mrs. Total Goof.
I only know the answer to the whole flamingo/pink thing because we homeschool. Yay for homeschooling! That makes me Mrs. Total Homeschooling Goof. I'm so proud.
Here are some answers to other burning questions I know you have:
What does sand on Coronado beach taste like?
Like sand on any other beach. So gross you just have to close your eyes and shudder. Unfortunately, that didn't stop Ju-Ju.
How does it feel to be king?
I wouldn't know. I was just the peasant with the camera.
Is Ju-Ju a morning person?
Well, considering this was taken at seven thirty in the morning, I would say yes, he is.
What do you do when you see the Pacific Ocean for the first time and you're only fifteen months old?
You run to your daddy!
What do you do when your big sister is out playing in the waves and you think she's gone out too far?
You yell at her to come back because she can obviously hear you over the crashing surf and she's very likely to obey her younger brother. (sense the dripping sarcasm?) Actually, I really like this picture because it shows me the brother protective side kicking in.
How do you get four children (three of whom are panicking at the incoming waves) to hold still long enough to take a picture?
It ain't easy! Don't worry. They were in an inch deep of water. Try telling them that, though.
Stay tuned for Part 2 because I know you have more questions.