Monday, October 04, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
And of course since she knows the alphabet, she can spell her name!
This is one of our favorite things she says now =) EmmyRose BAK-A-BAK!!! Since she's repeating everything we say now, she knows Blake and my names!
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
I arrived at around 4:30 in the morning and headed over to the hotel. (by the way, I'm getting kind of spoiled with this first class travel. Singapore airlines this time ) I was kind of strung out from all that flying (almost a solid 20 hours on the plane) but managed to stay awake to see the sun come up over Singapore that morning. I was on the 50th floor of my hotel with a KILLER view.
After working that day I met up for a drink with Brian and Lyl. We had to try out the Singapore Sling at the Raffles Hotel. This is where the Queen stays when she comes to visit. It's also where the Singapore Sling was invented. The Queen is a high dollar drinker because this drink cost 25 bucks. That's ridiculous. It tastes exactly like malibu and pineapple juice. Not my thing anymore. At least it's checked off my list. Done.
The next night we met up again to do the Night Safari at the Singapore Zoo. I was worried that it might just be the zoo at night and well, it was. Still the zoo, like Singapore, was nice and new and very well done. Here's the only picture I really got. Yeah flamingos! The animals didn't really get the memo that they were supposed to be awake, so they were mostly snoozing. Oh well.
I lasted maybe two minutes because a) it was tickly! b) I started thinking about tropical foot fish fungus and I couldn't shake it. So far, my toes are still intact, so I think I'm ok!
Now, this is the Merlion. Singapore is the "lion city" and this is the logical half lion half mermaid that guards the bay. The picture doesn't really do it justice, but it was beautiful. Random, but beautiful.
I didn't make it to the top of the ship, missed it by a minute, but I guess you have to save something for next time!
It actually just came our of nowhere. All of the sudden we were all supposed to watch Emmy all the time. Now she usually says this just as she's about to do something bad. Just so she can catch your attention to watch her do it!
Saturday, August 07, 2010
We sing this song probable 500 times a day. Everybody is on the bus at some point. All the dogs, the postman, astronauts. You have to get creative when you sing it so much.
(this one is my favorite)
And finally, I know we're a little late for the Beyonce craze, but she turned the radio on the other day and the song was on, and watch out! Dance Party!
This gigantic, hairy eared water buffalo ate out of my hand!Blake got in some camel action...WHOA camel....
Forget it.. I was all over. We spent the rest of the trip ignoring the endagered species and looking for the ostriches. "Os-ritch EAT! os-ritch EAT!!!!!!" who knew...After the train ride, Emmy took her first ever Pony ride on a horsenamed Elizabeth. She rode all by herself around the ring and her mouth was WIDE open the entire time (this is Vacek for REALLY fun).
All of this fun stuff and you know what Emmy wanted to do.. that's right.. Slide.. and slide, and slide, and slide, and slide. Unless she saw a big on the slide and then this is what she did until I removed the bug. (Sidenote: We have a bit of a Bug issue right now. A fly landed on her face for a few seconds not too long ago and it has caused MAJOR emotional trauma. All bugs are bad and she tells them shoooo! See, I've already screwed her up!) You know there had to be dirt cake, Brayden's was in the dump truck. Everything was adorable! But the party was over for Emmy when she got this orange sucker out of the pinata. At this point, she started chucling to herself, saying "num num" and went and sat on the stairs inside by herself and ate the sucker. All that fun stuff, orther kids, and chocolate, and she ate the sucker... by herself. We had a fun time with friends, partying, and eating orange suckers! What a good way to start our weekend!
Monday, August 02, 2010
I was working all week, but I did manage to have a little fun on the weekend. The first day we took a trip down to Freemantle. This is where all of the original prisoners who came to build the British colonies were housed. I visited the prison here and had quite possible the worst tour guide in the history of the world. He read everything in his script (including the jokes) in complete monotone and then paused where we were supposed to laugh at the "jokes".. didn't work out so well. But I got to see the gallows where they hung 50 people or so. They kept this a working prison until 1994 with no working toilets! Two guys shared a cell and a bucket and they had to take it out in the yard to dump it out. G_ROSSSS. They were in the tiny cells all day and then had to hang out in this concrete square for 13 hours a day. Now THAT's what I call prison! The next day I got to check a bucket list item and pet a kangaroo in Australia. Cheesy, yes. Absoultely necessary- OF COURSE! Here it is- the money shot.
Evidently they scratch all the time, but I was a liiiitle iffy after this. Quick flea check!
We went to a wildlife refuge and got to hang out with a bazillion kangaroos, wallabies (small kangaroos) oalas, kookaburras, and the unexpected favorite.. the wombat.There were probably 50 kangaroos in an area where you can pet and feed them. The funniest thing about them is how they lay, propped up on their elbow. We also visited a local cemetery, kind of creepy yes, to see real "wild" kangaroos. This one had her Joey sticking out head first. This is really rare. Usually you just see a foot or a tail like this... kinda creepy!
And here's the wombat, I mean, really, there's no competition for favorite weird animal.
Now, just listen to the video and guess what it is..
It was a beautiful trip! Hard work, but lots of fun. I think we will definetly be back!