Sunday, March 26, 2006

Ben's Party

We went to our second Little Gym party this weekend. Of course Gigi had a blast. This time it was for our neighbor Ben.

The Birthday Boy!

Saskia, onother neighbor

Ben's little sister Molly.

On the balance beam.

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Mommy's Shoes

Although we have to fight with her to put her own shoes on, Gigi loves wearing my shoes!

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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Grilled Cheese

Gigi helping in the kitchen!

Wow it's been 20 days since my last post. It's been really busy around here. Work is insanely busy, but good and home is pretty busy too. Part of the problem is that as stated in post about two months back I started finding time to go to the gym, it's taking up up any excess time I usually have which means it cuts into blogging time. It's been good though and I am feeling really great these days. I haven't really lost much poundswise but my body is really reshaping itself. After three years of lethargy, 5 or so hours a week of exercsie makes a BIG difference. Posted by Picasa

Peanut Butter and Jelly

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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Ms. Bootsy Fairlane

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My Gym Parties

We went to our first My Gym party this weekend. What a great idea for a toddler party. You can have up to 20 toddlers and they run and play and there is staff there to keep all the little ones interested in the activities. Gigi didn't want it to end. Good thing we are going to Ben's party at the end of this month.

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Disney World

I guess I've truly stepped into parenthood. We took a short little vacation this past week. Where did we go? I quick trip down to St.John? A mountain spa and resort? Nope, Disney. Now first before I get into the Disney observations, let me say Gigi had a great time and therefore we had a great time, so yes, it is a parenthood thing. She is so into the princesses (so now I will have to teach her that women don't NEED men to save them, it's the other way around), and was WOWed by Goofy, Mickey and Woody, and just her expression when she first caught a glimpse of the magic castle was absolutely priceless. So yes, we had a good time.

We were fairly smart, we decided we didn't need to see and do everything but still pushed it a bit on the naps. We were done and in bed by around 9pm each night so we didn't party too hard. Now to the observations. We stayed at a Disney Resort, it was a moderate resort and the room was fine and clean, the resort was pretty, the food...God Awful! I guess when you're feeding thousands of people everyday you go for institutional methods and that's what the food tasted like. The first day, first meal we got some burgers for us and a hot dog for Gigi. I decided I should have gotten a hot dog. For dinner we ate in Norway (in Epcot). I would have preferred a hot dog. Breakfast not much better. We learned hot dogs were the way to go and when we didn't go that way we were sorry and our wallets hurt. Halfway through the trip we did discover Downtown Disney and there were some chain restaurants there that had regular real food. Thank goodness.

The other thing is feeling like cattle. They have a way of moving the cattle there. From a management point of view I was quite impressed, from an individual point of view I felt a bit like we were in the Disney prison. Don't get me wrong it was fine, just weird. My advice - rent a car, get off Disney property once in while, while staying there.

Anyway it wasn't about us. Gigi had a magical time and we were beaming.

Our resort, outside of the pool

At the pool

On the resort grounds a quick way to travel... And get a gander now cause you don't see it often, me in tennis shoes.

The magic castle!

Waiting line, Daddy wearing the princess crown.

The Lion King show, a big hit for Gigi. Although when I stood on the back row of bleachers to get a better view for our video the Disney police were there in a matter of seconds. you know it's not safe to stand up there.

Lunch at the House of Blues. Too bad Gigi fell asleep, her Mac and Cheese was GOOD.

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