Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I kept that browser window up on my computer all day, unable to decide if I wanted to find out why it was haunted or if the mystery was half the fun. I thought about emailing it to several people. Unfortunately, before I could decide, the ad was flagged for removal. I mourned a bit. In any case, I love a creative ad extolling the virtues of an unwanted piece of garbage.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Gilllian Xiotia Saldana entered the world the Wednesday before we left! We were so happy we got to meet Bracken's sister Eden's new little one before we left town. We haven't been able to see her again since because all us girls are sick with colds, again, but we sure think she's cute.
Addie has continued to eat. She would like to share her spaghetti with you.
What? You don't want any? That makes her mad.
One day while I was getting dressed, the girls were suspiciously quiet. I found them buried in all the throw pillows in the house which had mysteriously migrated to Chloe's room.
I don't have pictures, but I did do something amazing this week. I actually neatened, dusted and vacuumed my house. First time in months. I even got all the unpacking from our trip done within 2 days. Bracken was shocked when he came home from work that day.
And that's about it for us right now. Hopefully we'll be doing something fun again soon, if we can all get healthy.
And sat right on her lap.
Chloe did this.
Last in line was Cinderella, hands down Chloe's favorite princess. Addie had quite the conversation with her.
She just begged to get back on the rides. Truth be told, she's a girl after my own heart. I'd prefer to be riding the rides, too. Bracken, though, is quite sold on the project of collecting all the Disney character autographs. Maybe next time, Chloe will be more interested in actually saying hi. She just gets easily intimidated, and has always been much more shy than our gregarious little Addie is. Every time we would put Addie down in line, she would walk up to a group of people, tug on their legs, and lift her arms to be picked up.
We had a great time visiting the Bautistas, Bunkers and Steeles, and would like to thank Valerie again for dinner and letting the girls destroy your house. Again, the offer stands for all of you to come visit. It was so nice to see everyone. We certainly miss you, though not enough to move back to the LA mess.
To my surprise, Monday morning dawned clear and sunny. It was still a bit brisk, but it was dry and we were so happy. We headed straight to Tomorrowland and rode the Nemo submarines. Both girls just loved it. Next we went to Autopia. Chloe loved it.
Addie, not so much. She was pretty tired at that point, and conked out shortly thereafter.
So she didn't get to say hi to Tinkerbell. Chloe almost didn't either since she refused to get out of the stroller, but Tinkerbell was very obliging. Chloe had earlier refused to meet Mary Poppins or Alice and the Mad Hatter. This pattern continued throughout the rest of the visit. Forgive the quality of all our character photos. There is a Disney photographer there also, and they compile all their photos of you, and you can view them online and purchase them, but I haven't even looked at them yet. And I probably can't afford to purchase them.
Could she be any cuter? We had a couple moments together while Dad and Chloe climbed the Tarzan treehouse. I pleaded my belly and begged off that one.
Inside the cage of the Casey Junior Train. I've never been on it before.
On Saturday, Bracken was able to attend their sealing, while I refereed the girls outside. That Addie sure gave me a run for my money. How is it physically possible to be that busy? Chloe decided to fill the time with Amateur photography. She's brilliant, right?
By that point, the girls were just done, and once again, we saw neither the cake cutting or the bouquet throwing. Oh well. It was a fun day*, and we were so glad we could be there to support our friends. Congratulations once again!
Obviously, the rain didn't dampen Chloe's spirits. This is the family about to board the Snow White ride, our first one.
To get out of the rain for a little while, and to fulfill a wish I've had every time we've gone to the park, we had lunch at the Blue Bayou after we rode Pirates. Addie was excited.
Chloe, not so much. She had a bit of a meltdown as we entered the restaurant. Of course that meltdown had to occur in one of the less kid friendly places in the park. She pulled it together, though, and we had a tasty lunch. However, neither of my kids would touch the fancy mac'n'cheese we ordered. I guess it wasn't familiar.