Sunday, May 22, 2011

Getting Warm....3 months ago.

I'm seriously the biggest slacker with these postings as of late. And then I take a quick glimpse at my pictures and realize that I need to remember these precious little here we go taking the time machine back to February. Nothing fancy. Just some warm weather that called for park outings. Bia got to enjoy some swings for the first time--and needless to say--was thrilled and giddey the entire time. Zo, of course, got the brillant idea to have B swing with her. so, I stuffed B's chubby little legs into the same swing with Zo. They both thought it was hysterical. And then came the time to get them out. They were stuck...literally. I had to recruit a friend to push on Bia's legs from the bottom while I pulled from the top. Bia decided the swings were not as thrilling at this point. Zo's bird legs were getting pinched from Miss Thunder Thighs taking up the entire leg holes, so she didn't find it much fun either. It's safe to say both girls use their own swing now.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Happyiest Snappiest Place Around

I grew up going to Disneyland at least once a year. It was kinda my dad and my "thing". Anytime I would go visit him, he would take a few days off work and we would trek it down to Disneyland. The "magic" of it wore off eventually. Don't get me wrong, it was still cool and fun to ride the Matterhorn or good ol Space Mountain--but the beach would have been sufficient enough too.

Then I had kids and the magic came back because I got to see the wonder of it through their eyes. To watch them gleam at the sight of every little thing is worth the MONSTROUS amount of money it costs for a ticket.

Then I had in-laws and cousins and aunts from Brasil. And the magic came back again. I kind of had forgotten the fact that Disneyland is pretty ridiculous and miraculous. And being that there is nothing like it anywhere in Brasil these folks were astounded. And it was more entertaining to me to watch their reactions on the Pirate ride then to pay attention to it.

Disneyland is magic. No questions asked.

Brace yourself for some ridiculous picture overload. Zoie LOOOOOOVED all the characters. Riley, however, is still in the silly age where it is absolute torture to get her picture taken, so any chance i had to get one was a rare and precious moment.. oh, ya, one more thing to point out...Check out our ghetto fabulous lunch. We were too cheap to eat lunch in the park (and by cheap I mean we don't have $600 a person for a hot dog) so we set up a swwweeeeeet picnic in the parking garage. You can steal our idea. Don't worry....I won't mind.

The only picture I could get Riley to take with a character...because she was a queen. It was a sad thing when I realized she is gettign too big to think characters aren't cool.

Trying to sqeeze Disneyland and California Adventure is exhausting..yes, that's Zoie in Bia's car seat...I don't know where Bia is....

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Oh, oh ya.

Remember that one time when we {the fam} took a trip to California? No, you're right, you dont remember because I forgot to document it. In the midst of raising 3 girls, directing 2 casts in Suessical, attempting to build up my new lil business (Whimsical Pudding--don't ask me what the name means...cuz I dunno); oh, and attempting to stay sane I forgot to document the fun things we do.
You WILL however remember that Berns' family came to visit back in January. Well, we packed up 2 cars and journeyed 3.5 hours west to the sunny beaches of So Cal. Our main goal was to meander into Disneyland (which we did...but that will be in a different post--you know--three years from now). But to begin with we decided to stroll down Venice Beach, pretend to be stars in front of the Kodak Theater, and let Bia get her first feel for fuzzy beach sand and crazy cold pacific water.
The girls loved every bit of it.
We of course partook in In-n-Out...even though we have it in Vegas too---it tastes better under California skies.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Nuttin but love

I've decided sisters, are without a doubt, the best thing you could ask for. (No hurt feelings Justin and Tommy)
I love sitting back and watching my 3 little partners in crime. Riley is an amazing oldest sister. She is very nurturing and loving. She will play with Zoie in a heart beat despite the 5 year difference. And Zoie just loves and adores every minute Riley pays attention to her.--Even if it is just bossing her around.
And because Riley is such an amazing sister, she has influenced Zoie to be a super little lovey on Bia. Bia adores it when Zoie is around. She laughs and smiles and vocally expresses how wonderful she thinks she is.
These 3 little ladies make me flutter. I love that they love each other so much. It makes me feel like I'm doin sumthin right...maybe just a little...but then again--it could be that I just have the best 3 girls ever.

She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child. ~Barbara Alpert