Sunday, May 27, 2007

Everything old is new again

The Kid is wearing a little coat and hat that was mine when I was a wee little lass. Other than the sleeves being just a tad short, it fits her remarkably well. This and my Star Wars sweatshirt are about the only things left from my childhood. Oh, and my Yoda folder. But that is a story for another day.

A couple more vacation-y pics

You don't know how many times I have told her not to give rides to strangers....
I just love this picture.

How many kids will go into a really cool place like this and pretend to "clean"?? Just mine?? Yeah, that's what I thought. She also "cleans" the bathtub when she takes a bath.....

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Some things never change

China - 2005
Minnesota - 2007

Congratulations Serra and Ron!

Vacation Pics

Our first stop in Minnesota
Pizza Hut
Going to our "teeny-tiny room" (that's what she called it!)
Getting settled in
Driving the bus at the Children's Museum
The Kid and Curious George
So happy she fell to the floor giggling

Photo Op #1
Photo Op #2
Taking a break
Being silly
Me and The Kid

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Catching up

First off, Happy May Day (belated)! We did not make our baskets this year, but maybe we will next year. I have fond memories of May Day when I was a kid, and just learned over the weekend that most of my baskets were from my sisters. I really was the nerdy kid with 1 friend.....

Here's a little bit of trivia that you can use to impress your friends and/or family. Did you know that on any given Friday night, the average age of patrons at a Cracker Barrell is 73? And of those patrons, 92.7% were brought there from a bus tour? It is true. And if there should happen to be two or more tables of people under the age of 50, they seat you next to each other in case of an Elderly Revolt. We were seated by the only other young people, who happened to have a little boy about The Kid's age. Everytime he wanted something, he would let out the most obnoxious, ear shattering scream. This happened about 50 times (and I do not believe that I am exaggerating). Because my child has perfect manners, the first few times he did it she would point at him, angrily, and say "HEEEEY! Don't DO that!!!" But then, after a while, she would just shake her head, look at me and say "Oh, no!!!" Seriously, who lets there kid do that? The Kid would never dream of doing that more than once, because she knows we would be out of there so fast her head would spin.

We made a trek to the May Fest again this year and I learned many interesting things. The Germans make some really good wine (my personal favorite this year is cranberry plum), they can make an awesome potato pancake and they love Red Hats.

Here are various pictures from the last couple of weeks.