April 26, 2012


Last field trip of the year to the zoo today. It was COLD!!

April 25, 2012


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAC!! You're 12 today, and because we treat you as if you're human, we figure you're actually 77. You sure are looking good for your age; there isn't too much sagging and since you're blonde, your gray hairs are really hard to find. The breath is another story altogether, but we won't tell anyone.  You really are the best dog ever! You don't bark, bite, chase small animals, or chew up shoes.

We hope your day is filled with some nice walks, some good rest, maybe a sniff of a rear end or two and perhaps a new toy!! And tomorrow you will wake up and we'll do it all over again. 

April 24, 2012


A few pictures from my dad's camera; are those faces (the marine life of course) adorable or what?! Addie asked if we could take a dolphin home; I told her we could, and we did. It was pink and had a giant pink gemstone on it. She didn't decline, but I'm not sure that's initially what she had in mind. (you can just see its flipper in the first picture)

April 23, 2012


Our family trip to FL this year was exceptional. These photos show some of the highlights:

Girls' Day at Disney: Addie and I waited in line for a solid hour to see Cinderella, Belle, and Sleeping Beauty. I couldn't believe how patient Addie was (we need to do some DNA testing on this child). When we finally got around the corner and saw the three beauties, she said to me, "Mom, my eyes are a little bit wet." SO sweet! Were they tears of joy from seeing three women whom she admires so much or because the waiting was over? My guess is a little bit of both. 
Because waiting in line was our new normal, we decided it would be best to wait in a new line to see the fairies: Rosetta and Tinkerbell. These fairies were lovely (although not made to scale). I'm not quite sure who does Tinkerbell's hair, but she may need to divorce her current stylist. It's this odd combo of a boy's cut with a bun on the top? 

We went on a total of three rides: the teacups (one of my personal favorites), The Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Race Trac. After the Race Trac ride, we decided we had had enough. It was hot, and we were both tired. The day wouldn't have been complete, however, without a trip to the store. Because we got a discounted ticket, I told Addie she could pick something out. She picked a Mini Mouse suitcase on wheels. 

Ilinke: I hadn't seen Ilinke in over a year, so we were all excited to have her visit us for the night! Addie found a new best friend and played hair salon with her for nowhere under an hour. I guess when your mom and dad both have the same hair cut, you get giddy to find a girl with nice long hair, a lot of patience, and a good sense of humor.

Sea World: On our last full day, we went to Sea World. It was tons of fun. The weather was picture perfect, and the roller coasters were fantastic (my dad and I went on them). The highlight was when we all went on Atlantis (the water ride) and got soaked! Or was it the cotton candy? 

This will be a hard trip to beat, but I'm thinking it's Hawaii in 2013, so that ought to do it. 

April 15, 2012


Something smells fishy

April 12, 2012

THE happiest little girl at THE happiest place on Earth.


Ahhhh vacation!!

April 9, 2012

More Easter love


Easter love

April 4, 2012


April 1, 2012


Egg hunt