Wednesday, December 30, 2009
We got to sleep in till about 8:15am. Zoey only talked about Christmas and presents once Brit mentioned it. So we went down stairs and Zoey looked at her stocking and said,"Mom Santa came!" As she opened one present out of her stocking she said, "It's princess stickers, but I didn't ask for that." With a sad and disappointed look on her face she said, "It's not Princess and the Popper". I told her to keep looking. She acknowledged the fact that Santa did not bring her dirt so she must have been a good girl. At that same moment she looked next to her stocking to find her Princess and the Popper Barbie doll. She was so excited she said, " Mom look he didn't forget me!" After that everything was good! We opened all the presents some with my parents and some without. We had pancakes for breakfast and watched Zoey's new movie "The 3 musketeers"...(Barbie version). She got the Barbie as well so it was cute to see her mimic the movie with her Barbie.
I was delighted to recieve and orange and white Coach purse! Brit got lots of movies and will buy the new lego ship that comes out on January 1st!
Pictures to come shortly!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
It wouldn't be Christmas eve unless I worked at the Gap...11-4 is my shift. Then we will go to In n Out, look at a few Christmas lights, read Luke 2, watch Nightmare before Christmas, and make cookies for Santa. Best of all Santa is all set and will thoroughly enjoy a cookie sandwich with peppermint ice cream! Yum!
We did everything and Zoey was so cute! We read Luke 2, 2 kid books about the birth of Jesus, and then Twas the Night before Christmas. After that the Christmas Elf that has been watching Zoey all month(Elf on a shelf) left PJs for her on the porch. She was so excited! Her prayer tonight was extra special! "Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for baby Jesus, grateful for the baby in mommy's belly and grateful for Santa Claus in the name of Jesus christ, amen."
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Braden- Zoey when we are mommies and daddies we are going to get married.
Zoey- Yeah and were are going to get married in the temple!
Charity- And we are going to be best friends.
Zoey- And have pretty dresses!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Be nice to the random stranger in the grocery store and don't get offended when they don't want to tell you every detail because you ARE a stranger.
Don't be afraid to ask me questions but I'm just saying we all need to be respectful to other people's wishes. And If your reading this blog I sure I am confortable enough to tell you how I really feel. I'm just venting about a stranger who expected me to be their best friend just because I gave them a friendly smile.
A perk to this is I am excused of strenuous(AKA ALL) housework or heavy lifting...
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
After mini golf we went to MC Donald's and Zoey got to pick where we sat and what she ate.
Then we went to see the Temple lights. Zoey got to pick which direct we walked, which hand of mine she wanted to hold, which things to look at and how long. She started to run off to the small pond area that is behind the reflecting pool. If you have been to the Mesa Temple, there is a little ledge that you can sit on but it has water at the same level then water up higher. I wanted to protect her by stopping her or warning her but held my tongue... Zoey did not see the step that had water she just thought it was a step so my little Zoey fell in the water. Her whole right arm, side and face was drenched. She turned and looked at me and started crying. I was so excited I was ALMOST laughing. She did a mistake that was by the book, I was so excited to help her learn. We talked about it for a little and what she learned. She even got to decide if we were to stay for the music with a wet arm or go to the car and get warm. My little Zoey is so SMART she choose to go to the car, get warm, take off her shirt and put on daddy's jacket! She said that the water is cold and she wants to hold my hand the whole time. Brit and I giggled at her fun remarks. We also stopped to get some hot chocolate. Zoey learned a lot tonight and I'm totally excited!
With examining her face at home we noticed she scratched her face pretty good. I just hope she does not get a black eye.
Monday, December 14, 2009
*Did I mention I hate computers and if I was not an online student I would do without!
We went Ice skating for the heck of it. Zoey and I bundled up and Brit said he was sweating just looking at us.
Zoey did very well while skating it took us about 10 minutes to get around the Ice the first time and 2 hours later it only took her 2 mins to get around. She got good at keeping her legs together while I pulled her along.
She tried running a few times which didn't help, but she had a smile that went from ear to ear! She even did well on her own but wouldn't let me get too far away. It was a fun night that I hope to repeat very soon.
*Brit and I managed to stay on our feet the whole time
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
We disembarked the ship and Doug took us to our car. We then went to pick up Zoey who was very excited to see her parents. The pictures are priceless!
We went back to Dave and Kelli's where Zoey and I enjoyed a nap. After the nap and dinner Zoey and I went to Disneyland to see It's a small world and Jack(the haunted mansion). They were both well worth the wait.
We read a bit while baking in the sun while ignoring beach vendors. Within the first 5 minutes of being on the beach we decided that our vacation next year would be 7 days in Cabo! Anyone care to join us?
After that we went to CaboWabo and enjoyed GREAT tacos and some not so great guacamole. I also indulged in a bean and cheese burrito which was AMAZING! I need to figure out how they cook their beans and what kind of cheese they use! We headed back to the boat and I enjoyed a nice lobster dinner with King Prawns both were very tasty! However, I tried white fish caviar and salmon egg row both known as fish eggs. They were very salty I only needed one bite to know that I did not like it.
The highlight of the night was that we were on the boats “marriage game show” We were the newlyweds. The questions were funny and our answers were even funnier. However, the old couple that was married for 53 years won. It was fun to say the least! I would enlighten you in on the questions and answers but this blog is for Zoey so I don’t want to make her puke when she reads it. After that we were like celebrities people were always commenting on how funny we were and our answers to some of the questions. It was fun to say the least.
We slept in a bit more than yesterday. We strolled off the ship around 9 and made our way through the sea time share salesmen. We grabbed a taxi and made our way to the Golden Zone. The golden Zone was for tourist, resorts and shopping. We found a taco shop that had some not so great machacia tacos but GREAT salsa and chips.
The ship and a resort had a deal where we could use the resort’s beach and pool for free. It was there that I got my hair braided for 20 bucks. The woman was amazing! She did one braid in 20 seconds. It took her 20 mins to do my whole head. She started braiding hair when she was 10 years old and it took her 5 years to become fast at it. It was absolutely amazing.
After a day in the sun and lounging on the beach we hired a cab to find us some good authentic tacos. He did a good job, it was cheep but yummy!
Brit ordered a coke and the lady said yes. A few mins later her son ran across the street to a liquor store to grab the coke, ran back and handed it to Brit. We laughed but thought they were inventive. The tacos were just as good as the PV tacos. The taxi ride back to the ship was fun it was these little go carts that were open with no doors or windows. He drove fast and gave us a little tour and some history of the town. I had lamb for dinner… note to self I like lamb. After dinner we went to the comedian who had clean and funny jokes. Many of the jokes had to do with the showers on the boat. I had a good chuckle!
We arose early and got a taxi and headed downtown for an adventure to find some awesome tacos. We walked up and down the streets and shopped for nothing. We looked at the beach and were not impressed. We were told that there are 11 rivers that run down the mountains through the streets and into the not so beautiful beaches. We found some tacos in a so called farmers market. Yummy but different!
You buy and I give you free bag
My turn, my turn look at my shop
Name your price…Oh no that’s too low
Oh you don’t want theirs it fake but mine is the real thing
Buy a necklace for your senorita she deserves it
I was impressed with their funny lines
Once back on the boat we had dinner and I was brave by having escargot (snails), French onion soup and for the main course…frog legs! The escargot was not bad I ate 3 out of 6 but then got freaked out that I was eating snails. The French onion soup was to die for. Brit said it was just as good as Claim Jumper (the best in his opinion). I had one bite of the frog legs and wanted to puke! They were very tough and very fishy. I was happy I tried them but they were not worth another bite. I had a creaser salad to make up for it.