Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Work the Hula (video)

Randomness of Hunter hula hooping it to WII fit tonight.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Great Pick Mom

So we were on our way to school this morning when Tina started asking me about getting married. She wanted to know if I married daddy so that we could be a mommy and daddy forever..then she said...

Tina: "Mom, I think you made a great pick.""yeah mom, that was a GREAT pick."
Tina: "Mommy, when can I get married?"
Mom: "It better not be for a long long time."
Tina: "But moooooommmmmm"

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lions, Tigers and Bears OH MY!

All three kids (Tina, Hunter, and Adam) had the day off today for Veterans day. We decided to head out to Animal Kingdom since we have not been to that park yet. The weather was PERFECT for going to a theme park. And if the weather was not good enough, the children were ANGELS. Seriously, they were the type of kids that you see at theme parks and restaurants and want to say "Damn, I wish my kids acted like that." I had a lady approach me and tell me that she had been watching us and wanted to say how well they were , and that we should be proud. Aweeeeeeee

We were greeted by these guys (Correct me if I'm wrong but is it Brer Rabbit and Brer Bear?)
We do not normally do the whole stand in line to take a picture deal but this time there were NO lines and the kids wanted to.

Just a small line for the happy cricket. Tina was having more fun looking at the snakes and I was MORE than happy to take Hunter to get his picture taken. We had the lovely experience of having a guy behind us that did not understand PERSONAL space. (SIGH)

Prior to this though I was scared to death by Rafiki the baboon. That damn thing came sneaking around a corner and scared me enough that I let out a scream and jumped. Oh yeah the tourists got a kick out of it.

At the petting zoo.

Waiting to go on the safari ride.

He's ready to go on this one. Our tour guide did not please Hunter though, Hunter was very upset that the guide kept telling lies about the bridges not being safe and that we better we careful crossing them.

On the safari ride. NOTE the ride itself was bumpy but the kids had a blast finding the animals. We got pretty close as well. (No zoom used on the camera).

I thought this was a kick arse tree.. Adam thinks it is fake, and I beg to differ.

Jammin out.

Ok, so this was way cool. I only caught it out of the corner of my eye, but this lady was dressed up in leaves and on stilts. That is a real person. She was walking over to go lean on a tree. To quote Adam "that is cool... Oh..wait..she is getting all artsy on us now." She just leaned on a tree and did not move. Weird..but cool.

Right before taking a break for lunch. Tina grabbed a bird by the leg and thought it was the best thing ever. The tree in the background was really neat. It had all kinds of animal carvings in it. We went to a 3d show about bugs in the base of that tree later in the day.

Dinosaurs. Hunter wanted NOTHING to do with this one so I took Tina and Adam took Hunter over to play in the dinosaur playground. Not a great ride, really bumpy and VERY dark. Tina said she closed her eyes and was thinking that she was going to have not so good dreams about this ride. Next time, I preview before she goes on.

After the dinosaur ride, we decided to preview the rides before letting our little daredevil go on them. Our next stop. EVEREST. Adam went on the ride and I waited with the kids. He came back and told Tina that it was a bit much for her so I went ahead and took my turn. It was a pretty good coaster, but I'm with him, backwards in the dark. NOt so much for a 6 year old. I dont care how tough she is.

We finished off the day with the Finding Nemo musical (the kids loved it). There was a bird show that we all got a kick out of and then the parade where Daddy surprised the kids with ice cream.
Came home, cleaned up, and all kids are passed out early and ready for school tomorrow :)
For as much as we bitch about Disney, I really have to give them props. The parks are clean, the staff is courteous, and it WEARS the kids out!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Long overdue

Fall season. Why is fall such a busy time of year? Isn't this the time of year that we can slow down and relax a little? Not here. We have been going non-stop. Pumpkin patches, fall festivals, Costume contests, and the best TRICK or Treating.

Our Puppy in box that came in 1st place at the local Boo at the ZOO. Hunter (Darth Vador)was upset that he did not win his age group so he told me today that he wants to go back next year so that HE can be the puppy in the box and win. They were both in the local newspaper though.

We entered another contest on Halloween day; Tina came in second place right behind a "washing machine". She informed me "Mom, they had a better plan than us." ha!

Two of my favorite boys hanging out at the St.Marys Pumpkin Patch.

Hunters Kindergarten class at St.Mary's. They had a halloween parade and all marched around the school getting high fives from the other classes. You can see our Darth Vador right up front.

The "loot" from trick or treating. We have the best neighborhood ever. We walked around with some neighbors and the kids had a blast.

It is hard to believe we are already into November and its getting time to start buying presents and getting the good ole "elf on the shelf" out to keep the kids out of mischief. Tina and Hunter are both doing really well in school. I'll try to post some videos of them reading soon. We did make a few changes at the house with them. Both kids are now sharing a room. Hunters old room is now the "playroom". They love being together at night and they still go to bed right at 8pm. Who knows how long it will last them being in the same room, but for now it seems like a really good fit, so we are going to stick with it.

Other big news in the family that I am not sure if I posted yet.. but Aunt Sabrina will be getting married in October 2010. Tina tells me how excited she is to go see a wedding! She really does have a special bond with her Aunt Sabrina.

Aunt Morgan will be having TWINS in April! I asked the kids if they were going to help babysit and Hunter said "No way, I dont like poop."