Sunday, December 20, 2009

Day 2 - Maybe a Little Too Much Squeezed Into One Day

We didn't want to waste one moment on the fun meter for our first full day of vacation.

We slept in, but only just a little. We all had breakfast in the house and dashed off to see "The Princess and the Frog". I really liked the story, but I was greatly disappointed with the artwork. I thought I was watching something on Cartoon Network; the quality was so poor. What has become of Disney? There was so much potential for creative expression in the swamp scenes. Oh well, I guess the era of Disney setting the artistic standard has ended.

After the movie, we went shopping and purchased some pajamas for the girls. Then we took them to see Santa Claus to sit on his lap and to ask for him what they wanted for Christmas. Even my shy Chloe was brave and direct. Chloe tells me she wants some Polly Pocket toy, but then I hear her ask Santa for roller skates! They took nice pictures of the girls with him, but I don't have a scanner with me, so I cannot share on my computer.

We came home, ate lunch, and then went out to pick out a Christmas tree for our vacation home. The girls had a fun time running around and acting crazy.

After setting up the tree, we decided to give the girls one of their presents early. Little did we know that the scooters required full assembly, but we all worked together as a team and had both of them put together in a very short time. It was getting dark, but there was still enough time for the girls to try them out on the short dead-end street where our home is situated. They scooted around until they were tired out.

We had dinner reservations for a nice restaurant nearby and one of the girls was acting up. I'll leave out her name because I try to keep this blog focused more on the good stuff, rather than the bad. She was moody, ill-mannered and obnoxious throughout dinner. Dad and I were both exerting all the patience we could muster, but the quality of the experience was sadly lacking. We realized that we were partly to blame because she was tired, cold and hungry (not a great combination). Amazingly, as we left the restaurant, we had several people, including the hostess comment on how well-behaved our girls were. I wonder what they're used to!

Today's pictures weren't the greatest, but I only took 10 all day, so there wasn't really much to choose from. I'll try to post pictures of the tree tomorrow.

Tomorrow is going to be a much slower day.


Stacey T. said...

Is your house down by the school? We'd love to meet you for some bike riding or playing down there....I'm still a little under the weather, but you guys are here for 2 weeks, right?

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a full day!! You are making the most of your vacation...that's for sure:)

The girls look cute..... Santa is bringing Sarah the same scooter!!

Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family.



Hannah said...

Love the pictures of the girls on their scooters.

We had a day similar to yours yesterday. Sophia was in full meltdown at the mall but she was overly tired, hungry and had been shopping all day long. Why do we do that?

I am going out tonight with friends and then not leaving my house again until Christmas Eve.

Faye said...

So cute! Thanks for your comment on our blog! I can't believe you even remember Kindergarten... I certainly don'! Merry Christmas!

mommy24treasures said...

hope you have a great Christmas, we have the same gymboree dress as this photo:)
I love the photo in the latest post, I think you did a great job editing. IT looks warm and inviting...
I haven't been blogging much at all, took a camera break...

Your vacation looks wonderful!