In case you did not read Thursday's post about 715 Pillows decorating and empty tank, here is where you can check out the back story. Late Friday afternoon, pretty much immediately after my husband returned home from Seattle, I packed the family up to pick out my fish tank at the Belle Isle Aquarium. There were fish, turtles, an eel, a few volunteers, and the Pewabic Pottery folks hanging around the old aquarium. I just love the green tiled ceiling. You really do feel like you are underwater. A volunteer showed me my choices of empty tanks and I chose a medium sized tank that had fake coral ledges. My thought was that it might make it easier to stack pillows. We walked through a narrow corridor, behind the tanks to get to my tank. I climbed down into the tank, got a feel for how much space I had, and arranged a few of bins I brought. I also let the girls get in so they could imagine they were fishes. Unfortunately, as we were walking out I found out that the aquarium was not going to be open on Mother's Day due to unforeseen circumstances. However, the Grand Prix is still a go!
|Me in a fish tank!|
|Mimi and Vi decided to take the plunge!|
|Very fun evening!|
Saturday morning we loaded the car with lighting, a chair, and pillows. We were ready to go. But, we were bringing someone else with us, my friend's son who is a four year old fish enthusiast. On the car ride to Belle Isle, my husband and I chuckled as we listened to a three year old, four year old, and five year old bond over poop jokes. It was very entertaining. When we arrived at the tank, we unloaded and started to get an idea of what we needed to do. First, we had to lower the kids into the tank and then I got to work
|Putting my husband and three little kids to work!|
|All the kids made it safely into the tank.|
|Kids out, time for me to work. It was not easy. Small space, |
lights were shining down, no ventilation. I was very warm.
|I'm a very funny looking fish.|
|See my lower extremities?|
|...oops, I knocked over some pillows trying to get out.|
|Putting everything back in place.|
|The three musketeers ready to play.|
|Conservatory - we actually saw a raccoon inside!|
|A fantastic outing!|