Friday, June 27, 2008
What do you think?
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
favorite flavor of ice cream is either strawberry or rainbow sherbet
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'
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
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
Thursday, June 19, 2008
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!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
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!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
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!
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?
The food was waaaayyyyy overpriced but the sharks kept the kids entertained.