Scuba Santa – Newport, KY

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Yesterday we took the girls to see the Scuba Santa Show at the Newport Aquarium in Newport, KY. The show starts with a little back story that his reindeer flew away and he went under the sea to find the magical seahorses to help him find them. At that point they lift the screen and there’s Santa in his sleigh and diving gear.

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After a minute the sharks, fish, and the sea turtle begin to swim by. There was a lot of excitement in the room. Isabella had been asking to see this for almost 2 weeks! There were many fascinated children and adults. I’m not ashamed to say we were some of them.

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At one point in the show he went to get his naughty and nice book. He asked the kids some questions such as “Can you raise your hand if you have been naughty?” The kids put their hands up about half way through the question. The kids all freaked out and put thier hands down the second he said naughty.

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Then he took photos with the kids. It was a fun experience!

The Casual Vacancy By: J.K. Rowling

If you have not read The Casual Vacancy, you should! It is everything you would expect from such a phenomenal writer! The storyline sucks you in. There was a point about half way through the book that I became a sudden resident of the little town of Pagford! I began to really care what happened to the people involved. I ended up on a side of the fight before I had even realised it had happened. The end of this book is nothing short of shocking. You will weep for these characters as if they were your neighbors and friends. I have lived in a few small towns and she hits things right on the head. The politics, the pompous attitude, the rich tapestry of intermingled lives is all there!