Friday, June 27, 2008

New Hair - Yay or Nay?

I was growing my hair but I have decided to chop it all off. It is lighter and much shorter. I (think) I have resigned to embracing my new curls. My hair was pretty straight before I had the twins and now it will not straighten no matter what I try.

What do you think?



Sunday, June 22, 2008

Facts and Figures

Stella


favorite flavor of ice cream is either strawberry or rainbow sherbet


favorite color.....Pinkalicious!!


loves to 'read' her books

knows all the words to Dock of the Bay and Video Killed the Radio Star


will not clean up when I ask her to


wants to do everything herself....pour her own juice, buckle her own car seat


still loves to mix her foods together


eats like a little bird


likes yogurt, hummus, mustard by the spoonful and any type of fruit


favorite movie is either Barbie Island Princess or Beethoven II


is obsessed with lip gloss and flip flops


loves mermaids, horses, taking care of her animals and playing pretend with her brother


is a night owl


has to woken up in the morning


still sleeps with her Baboo


will only wear dresses or skirts that 'twirl'


Thomas


favorite flavor is chocolate


likes to eat chicken nuggets, bread and anything chocolate


prefers milk over juice


loves to play with his cars


keeps his toys organized and will help clean up


sweet


falls right asleep at night


wakes up at the crack of dawn and starts talking


is good at any sport his tries


favorite colors are black and 'superman blue'


favorite movie is either Barbie Island Princess (shhhhh!) or Cars


still wants to cuddle with his momma but has stopped crawling into bed with me in the morning


is learning how to get himself dressed in the morning

Just some overall silly booty shaking!



**Aunt Megan, you must watch this. Half way through the video, Stella busts out with the robot!!**

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Where are all the Mother's???

Today I watched Bambi with the kids.

It is still as sad as I remember.

As Bambi's momma was shot and killed in the pasture, I started to think: Who will cuddle up with Bambi when it storms again? Who will encourage him to go and speak to that cute little deer? Who will take care of Bambi when he is sick? Hungry?

Don't even get me started on Disney movies and mothers.

Nemo's momma...killed in the first couple minutes.

Ariel....where is her mom???

Belle is being raised a single dad and Mrs. Jumbo was institutionalized for trying to protect her baby.

Snow White and Cinderella's mothers die and Sleeping Beauty's momma sends her away. I mean, what does Disney have against mothers anyway?

Then...my mind began to wander. We watch Max and Ruby. Where is their mother? Why are they home alone. Their grandma lives close by but are they really old enough to be home alone??

At least Dora has a mother. However, what mother in their right mind would let Dora go that far away from home. At least give the kids a cell phone for emergencies!!

My kids have watched all sorts of father roles on movies and TV. They have watched Nemo's dad swim miles and miles to save him, watch the Sea King give up his soul for Ariel and even Goofy...well, goofing around with his son.

When are my kids going to watch a momma? A real one. Now...I know the answer to this...

They are going to watch a real momma at home. Me.

However, it makes me want to write for a morning cartoon show!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Besides being Father's Day, today was the church service at the end of Vacation Bible School.


Elyse, Thomas, Claire, Ian and Stella

Here are the kids singing "This Little Light of Mine":



and here is the theme song for VBS this year:



It was sweet. Now they are fast asleep and Tony is out looking at garage sales. Happy Father's Day Tony!!!!

Silver Springs

We went up to Silver Springs yesterday. It is beautiful!



The first thing we did was take a ride on the glass bottom boats.







The captain took us over each spring and we could see fish and turtles. The kids had fish food in ice cream cones and when they were done feeding the fish, they could throw the cones right in the water. They thought that was the coolest thing.

We then went over to see the animals.







There were so many animals: goats, cows, deer, donkeys, bears, etc. The kids loved it.

There was one ride. You sat in this seat and it took you up 80 feet and turned slowly in the air. Here is the view:



There was also a palm that if you had your picture taken with it, you would have five years of good luck (according to whom, not sure!) but we did it anyway!



There were a ton of alligators and crocodiles. Stella was even able to pet one!



All and all, it was a great day!



Thursday, June 12, 2008

Rained Out

Our swim lessons were rained out for the second night a row.











~Grrrr~ Don't you just love Florida weather??

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Whale of a Day


Since we bought our Sea World passes, we are going to try to use them! This morning, we headed off for some family fun.

The kids really want to feed the dolphins but the line is always so long. Today we found a great spot to watch people feed the dolphins:







We did feed the seals and sea lions. But there were these aggressive birds that would snatch the fish away. The kids were trying their best to throw the fish to the sea lions.







It was sweltering today so we were looking for chances to get in the air conditioning. We decided to check out the sky tower and cool down.











We walked around and saw some divers looking for pearls.









Stella kept asking if they were mermaids!


We walked towards the kid rides and realized the Shamu show was going to begin. We were seated in the third row but way in the corner. The little whales did their part and then Shamu came out. When is the last time you saw Shamu?? That whale is HUGE!! Well, Shamu took his HUGE fin and promptly splashed the entire lower half of the stadium. We were soaked!

The water park was a must too!







But, our big treat of the day was having lunch at the shark encounter restaurant. Even though we had reservations, we had to wait a bit. Can you think of a way to pass 15 minutes?

Hmm??



















The food was waaaayyyyy overpriced but the sharks kept the kids entertained.







The kids are sound asleep now.


Phew!


What a day!!

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