Thursday, July 30, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
the pool, or should i say pools (because there are like 9 of them) were so awesome. not only were they beautiful but it was as if the function was specifically for my little family. the main pool had 2 enormous baja steps on each side, so big in fact, that i don't think they can be called baja steps, but were more like 2 zero depth kiddie pools on each side of a huge play pool. that way, Madeline could walk around and play without ever having to actually swim, while Anna could swim as much as she wanted, and i could watch it all while playing with/holding/feeding Avery! perfect.
i have been really wanting to go to Europe lately, it is the 10th anniversary of my summer in Paris, and that just feels really too long! oddly enough, Vegas helped me get a little fix, but i maintain that a trip to real Venice
contrary to some advice i read on line, the Venetian and Palazzo are totally family friendly places. my girls could spend hours meandering along the Grande Canal. not only are they obsessed with the water and the bridges, but the singing gondoliers and 14th century operatic royalty are a hit with them!
the rooms are amazing, each with a sunken living room equipped with a sectional couch and dvd player. trust me, these are family friendly features! the girls had a fun time in the bathroom, taking leisurely baths, and using the luxurious vanity. Avery has been perfecting her army crawl, and cruised all over the marble floors. we ate great food,look, even the menus make us happy! rode many a moving side walk, and even saw Uncle Austin! what a fun trip! Vida Yas Vedas indeed!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
we had a lot of fun with Anna's new surfboard:
Daddy misses the ocean! but he has a good time at the pool also.
Madeline is such a trooper at the pool, she has the most sensitive eyes and skin, all the sun and chlorine make her itchy and uncomfortable, but she loves it anyway.
i can't get enough of this baby. she is just so perfectly sweet! she actually hates the bath, so i hadn't taken her in the pool yet. but once i did, she took to it like a fish. she had fun floating on the board, and was quite a little "swimmer." she kicked and kicked and laughed and cried for more!
Anna was pretty funny about the 4th of July, her birthday was on Wednesday, her party was on Friday, so on Saturday she asks, "are we going to have a 4th of July party to celebrate....me?" no matter how much we explained we were actually celebrating America's Independence from England, she stood firm in the fact that the day was all about her! Ariel and Flounder were her special present she picked out all by herself. she could pick 1 thing from target, and this was it. this is a gift she gave last year, and she remembered how much she wanted one. this girl doesn't forget a thing. she also got a bath time Aurora for Maddie, ostensibly to be kind, but maybe a little bit because she didn't want to share?
the water slide is Anna's favorite part of the pool next door. and i think it's Ariel's too!
Friday, July 3, 2009
Anna showed us how she'll use the board once she actually gets to go in the ocean. and she shared with sister.
on Friday, she celebrated her big day with all of her friends at a party at home. Anna is very much a princess and very into costumes. she always asks people what they will "be" on their birthday. she wanted a princess party, but wanted to include boys as well. we settled on fairytale, and made crowns and swords, played pin the tail on the dragon, and unicorn. and generally had a fantastic time! (Avery was there too! and definitely enjoyed the eating portion of the day.)