Suprises in the Mail

Dear Mama,

Today we got a big box from this place called Land's End. You made me try on the clothes that were inside, even though I didn't want to. First you had me try on my snow pants and jacket.

Ummm...Mama, its JULY in FLORIDA. What do I need snow pants for?
Oh, I get it.
We're going to see Oma and Opa in Germany for Christmas!
Cool. Glad we got that cleared up!
Next you had me try on a new bathing suit. I really liked it and twirled around so much I got dizzy and fell down!
I wonder what will be in the next box?


(Edited by Mama: This just eludes to my bargain shopping I have been doing on the web as of late. BARGAINS on snow clothes (20 bucks for a Land's End snow suit!). You know, because it's 100 degrees outside. Think outside of the box people!!)



How do you keep a 2 year old occupied while in a doctor's waiting area?
It's a simple equation really.
S + random dinosaurs left in play area = happy girl = happy momma


Lions and Tigers and Giraffes, Oh My!

Today we went to the zoo with my friends Shannon (not pictured for some reason - sorry Shannon!) and Laura and little Noah! S and Noah are very close in age and they haven't really had a play date in a while. (A long while). So we drove out to a local zoo (farther than our local zoo). How cute are these two?
We saw giraffes and some people were feeding them. I was too cheap to buy giraffe food, so poor S had to settle for looking. Honestly, I thought the huge animals would scare her, but she was truly fascinated.
But boy was it hot! I hate summer in Florida to begin with and was so surprised that I agreed to an OUTDOOR event in July. But we had a great time. The animals were fun and after we had lunch (corn dog nuggets – yum) we took the kids into the splash park.

S loves splash parks, and this one was no exception. However, a worried mommy concerned about parasites that frequent lakes and standing water here in FL, did NOT like this water play area. At all. There didn't seem to be enough chlorine or circulation and I was worried for the next few days that S had picked up some funky amoeba. (She didn't but whatever....I can worry, can't I?)

It was a fantastic day. Good friends and the kids were so cute. I told Laura that I hope that the kids get to play more and we're already looking forward to our next play date.



Today S helped Daddy shop.
Or tried to.
She kept putting items in the cart.
Too bad they were all ramen noodles.
Come on kiddo, how about something healthy, or chocolate? :)
Too funny!

Uh oh...She Found Them

Like most parents, we have multiple copies of S's babies who she sleeps with. She discovered the "spares" today. Here she is with all FOUR!! We have since hidden them well.


Stunning News....

I'll post more about this soon, possibly later today, but we found out that S's birth father passed away last week. He was 27 and I'm stunned and so sadden by the news. More when I can process.