The day that we went to the Met, we also had the chance to visit my favorite museum in New York- the American Museum of Natural History! I could spend hours in there, but Summer especially wanted to see the dinosaurs. Here she is with a big meat-eater!
Dinosaurs had extremely large feet- look at this cast of a dino footprint- whoa! It's almost as big as Summer herself!
Summer was really into the dino feet- here she is with another dinosaur foot model- it's giant, right? I'm glad there aren't any live dinos for us to run into now, but a few little veggie eaters would be cute. Have you heard of the movie Jurassic Park? I think it sounds like an awesome idea! If they could only have veggie eaters, I would definitely go. How cool would it be to see real dinosaurs in person?
I really love mammoths and mastodons, so I had to get a photo of Summer by this huge mammoth. She was teasing me because we learned that people in Russia used to make homes out of mammoth bones. Summer suggested that I steal the skeleton and build a play house! No way! Super creepy! Later on, in the gift shop, we saw a Playmobil set that is a mammoth bone house for the Playmobil cave people- awesome! Maybe it would be fun to live in a mammoth bone house for a night or two...
The last dinosaurs we visited were the ceratopsids. I think the one in this photo is a triceratops, but I am not entirely sure. Basically, it's Cera from the Land Before Time! Summer and I had a great time visiting the dinosaurs. We also went to the Hall of the Pacific Northwest Coast Indians, but the lighting was really dark in there so we didn't get photos. Still, the art there was so beautiful.
I've really been enjoying my time with Summer, but she won't be here much longer. It's probably for the best because I had Nutcracker auditions today (I'll write about that in my next blog entry) and with Nutcracker season coming up, I won't have much time to hang out anymore. Ballet is getting to be more and more of a struggle for me. Since Summer's been here, it's been so hard for me to make myself get ready and go to the city for my lessons. It helps that Coral is there so I have a friend, but it doesn't help that Coral is one of the best dancers in the class. She makes everything look so easy! I am really thinking that after this Nutcracker, I may stop taking ballet lessons. Would you guys still be my friends even if I quit? Do you think I'd be a quitter? I'm really worried my friends would be mad at me.
In this entry Summer is wearing: shirt by Liberty Jane Clothing.