Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sparkly Birthday Cake

Our little girl turned 3 last week and as I sit here typing I'm amazed at how fast time flies by.  It seems like yesterday we brought her home from the hospital so small and sweet.  Now she is this little fireball with nonstop energy.  Seriously, if they could bottle the energy that she has there would be no overweight people.  She WEARS ME OUT!! 
We opted this year for something very low key.  Birthday party costs can add up fast and all Kamryn cared about was having a sparkly birthday cake, a bicycle, and her friend Haley at her party.  I went with it.  We went to the Inflatable Wonderland in the mall.  For all of you without kids, that is a place with a bunch of bouncy houses and you can let your kids go crazy.  There are not sharp corners or hard things for them to injure themselves.  After about an hour of that we went back to our house for pizza, cake, and ice cream.  All the girls cared about was the birthday cake of course.  We all had a very nice, low stress birthday experience.  Now of course I have to start thinking of Ava's first birthday.  Once again, time flies.  She is already 8 months.  She is such a sweet little girl.  She hasn't started crawling yet.  I have a feeling she's not going to crawl.  She hates being on her stomach or the crawling position.  She is starting to try to pull up on things but is still not quit there yet.  I guess you really don't need to crawl when you have a big sister who will drag you places.

Some of the things that Kamryn can do now that she is 3:
    1)Say the word "Shit" and know when to use it.  She said it today and I told her "that's not a very nice word" and she replied "But mommy you always say it!"  Lesson:  Children listen to the things they're not supposed to.
    2)Ride a bike (She got it for her birthday).  We have ridden it daily since she got it last week.  The only problem is that I end up pushing it on the way back, along with the stroller.  It's not easy.  We have had 2 crashes already that haven't phased her.  (Thanks for the helmet Nana.)

    3)Procrastinate!  I feel like I have a teenager already because I'll ask her to do something and she will totally ignore me.  After I repeat myself, she raises her voice and with the sassiest attitude ever replies, "I'm fixing to!"
    4)She sings "I threw it on the ground" in reference to a Saturday Night Live Skit thanks to her daddy.

    Friday, July 9, 2010

    I Want to Feed Shamu!!!

    So we loaded up our car with everything you could possibly imagine, because you never know what you will need, and headed to San Antonio.  Our vacation wasn't an exotic island in the Caribbean or a quaint cottage in the mountains, it was much better.  It was $4.99 soft drinks, $8 kids meal chicken strips, long lines, and HOT!  It was Sea World.  The highlight of our trip was getting to feed the dolphins.  We paid $15 for 12 little fish that were gone in less than 5 minutes.  Kamryn didn't understand the concept of hold the fish up and the dolphin will come out of the water and grab it.  She would just chunk the fish in the water and the dolphin was thinking to himself, "I don't even have to work to get these fish."  After all the fish were gone we started heading back to the stroller to go see the next attraction and Kamryn started yelling and crying, "I want to feed Shamu" over and over again.  After trying to explain why we couldn't feed Shamu I just had to put my foot down and say, "Shamu would eat your arm off if you tried to feed him!"  She looked at me and said, "Oh" and after that she was fine.  We really did have fun though.  It's always exciting getting to experience something through your child's eyes.  I don't think Ava had that much fun.  She was so hot and tired.  Kamryn tortured her by spraying her with water every second she could.  I felt sorry for her but by gosh, we were going to get our money's worth and stay until 7:00.  We ended our day with a trip to the water park in Sea World. Here are some videos of our Sea World Adventure!!