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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Our Sunday Fun-day....'s been a while since our last Sunday Fun-day!

About 2 months ago, Geoff and I were laying in bed and discussing things to do with Parker. I suggested we take her to the Dallas World Aquarium because she seems to have a mild fascination with fish.

That night we laughed out loud because we imagined that when we took her she'd say, "Swish-swish!!! Swish-swish!" because, at the time, that's how she'd say fish.

Well- what we imagined almost came to fruition...except now...she actually says "fish" correctly about 75% of the time. Every once in a while we'll still get a "Swish-swish!!" Haha...I love it.

So last night I randomly thought, "hey...maybe we should try to take her to the aquarium tomorrow?"

And apparently- we were not the only ones with this idea because it was kind of busy...but we still had a great time nonetheless. Another great thing about it is that they really have all kinds of animals...and it's all it's not hot! Always a plus in my book! Geoff said the next place we'll go is the Ft. Worth that place air conditioned, as well? (I know...a girl can dream can't she??)

Ok- so I'll be quite now and let you look at some of the pictures. Parker was pretty timid at first. She was reluctant to get next to the glass in the beginning....wanted to be held a lot....would listen to us and let us hold her hand when she did want to walk. But after about an hour...all of that was out the window! She started walking around like she owned the place!!

ummmm....I think I might need a tan. Take that back...I DO need a tan!!!

Those things hanging down in the next picture...those are actually birds' nests! I'm not sure what kind of birds...but I thought they were pretty neat!

Oh man! I wish this picture would have actually been in focus!! Geeez!

These 2 ladies were feeding this sloth (I think that's what it was). There wasn't much light here so I couldn't really get a decent picture. But the one on the right ended up picking up that sloth and holding it like a baby...and the sloth even wrapped its arms around her neck!

NOTE: She is currently holding my hand....

NOTE: She now basically refuses to hold my hand...and we basically follow her around! (I mean...not really...umm...we were still in control! Haha!)

They had these computer touch screens by each exhibit. You could touch them to find out more about the animal you were looking at. Parker just liked to touch them. ;)

You know....the flamingos here are little more orangey than pink. At least these were. Is that normally how they are...because you always hear "pink flamingos." Right??

But our day did not end there. No sir-ee! We came home...and Parker took a nap. Oh...and I did, too. Geoff actually got to watch that was fun for him.

Then...we decided to grill hamburgers. I had been wanting them all day long. And I didn't want a fast-food one...I wanted it grilled. With lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, jalapenos, and mustard and ketchup. And I wanted Cool Ranch Doritos, too. Let me just tell was the best. It tasted exactly how I wanted it to taste. Because you know how sometimes you crave something and then it doesn't taste like you want it to taste? Well...this did! And I can't wait to eat another one tomorrow for lunch.

So Geoff grilled...

Parker played....

Oh...and then threw this little fit when I turned the water hose off after filling up Lola's water bowl. It's so sad, isn't it? Such a hard life!!

And believe it or not...our fun day continued....

Geoff had the insane brilliant idea for us to go to Braum's for banana splits. These really are the best banana splits, in my opinion. And we got two...count ' Because our eyes are bigger than our stomachs we're smart like that...and think that our one year old might eat too much of ours for us to share just one??? Haha!!!

Anyway- we decided to actually go and eat it there to make it more "fun." And we discovered that when we eat them there...and because they have not had time to melt like they do when we get them to go....that we cannot eat the whole thing!! Surprise!! (and yes...I'm a big dork and took our camera into Braum's...)

Also- our 1 year old (almost 2 year old)....did not even really eat any. Except for this little bite...and maybe just a smidge of the whipped topping. We were disappointed for some reason. It's fun to see your kids enjoy things...and we had so wanted her to enjoy this...and "knew" that she would. But by the time we left...we were no longer disappointed...because this is a good thing! Maybe she doesn't have a sweet tooth!

The End


Jodie said...

What a great day! It sounds just about perfect. Anyday that involves hamburgers, cool- ranch doritos, and ice cream...doesn't get much better!

Kristin said...

Looks like yall had a fun filled day too!! Good times!! Times you will never forget!! Hamburgers and cool ranch doritos.. YUM that is what I had at Michelle's yesterday, funny you were craving that!!

Viv said...

Great pics! Nothing like HB's on your grill. The banana splits sure looked yummy too!

Crystal said...

Love that place!! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!! Just think...soon you will be doing this with TWO little ones!!


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