Okay, so I slacked off a bit after day 3. What can I say...day 4 was back to school shopping (not much to say there and no pic's) and then Day 5, 6 and 7 were down in Long Beach. I would have posted sooner but I came down with a doozy of a cold Sunday and even now just want to go crawl in to bed but felt I should blog first.
So yes, day 4 was back to school shopping. We went to the Double V (or what some of you may know as Value Village) We spent $65 and got TONS of stuff! I am going to go there more often! Whoever thought it would be cool to shop at VV?
Day 5 we were in the car heading to Long Beach. Chad had gotten home late Thursday night from Bonneville so he could head down with us. My brother had his kids through Saturday afternoon so Shelby got to spend some more time with her cousins before they went back to their moms. So day 6 we spend on the beach with the kids and then Chad, Shelby & I roamed around Long Beach. Day 7 was our trip home. Nothing exciting there!
So here are some pic's.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This one is going to be short because I am EXHAUSTED!! I think I have had too many days with my daughter and now she is just getting on my nerves.
Today we went to Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma. I have never been to this zoo and I don't know how often I will go again but I did like it over Woodland Park Zoo. However Woodland Park Zoo may get my patronage more just because it is closer!
First off, Shelby & I had to stop off at the gift shop to get hats because the darn sun decided to come out (it was cloudy when I left the house!) So we got matching hats! Hers looked cute on her, I just looked like an idiot! Oh well...not like I was trying to impress anyone.
Our next stop was going to ride on the Camels! What a weird experience!! I was very uncomfortable as I was riding on the hump!
Let's see, after that it was kettle korn, feeding the birdies (budgies or budgerigars which are brightly colored Australian birds),
catching a wide array of animals at the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater, and then of course back to the gift shop to get ourselves some souvenirs. I got myself a cute little camel and Shelby got a cute little monkey.
After that it was off to Sonic since I have been wanting to check this out since it went in and since we were in the general area I thought it would be a good idea. It was YUMMY! Wish there was one closer then Puyallup :(
Okay, off to bed! I am beat!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Today Shelby and I went to Ride the Ducks in Seattle. I have lived in Seattle my whole life and have NEVER done this! What fun! Our "captain" was hilarious and it is just amazing to find out (or in my case remember!) all the history there is behind Seattle. It really is an amazing city and I am glad to live near it.
So as we were leaving the house today I remembered I forgot my camera at home! Being the scrapbooker I am you would think I would have it on me at all times and so far TWICE during my vacation I have left it at home. Luckily there is a camera on my blackberry but 1) it doesn't take the best pictures and 2) the device doesn't hold that many photos. So anyway, we were leaving today and we were at the end of Odell when I remembered. I could have gone back home but...it was just too long of a drive! (all 2 miles of it!) So I asked Shelby if we needed it. She says "No, I have a good memory. I will just take pictures with my mind" Ain't she a cutie??!!
Tomorrow we are off to Point Defiance Zoo to ride a camel!! Fun! Fun!!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Okay, so really I guess my vacation would have started Saturday? But this is the first day I am back AND I guess it is the first work day of my vacation.
So Chad has gone to the Bonneville Salt Flats for Speed Week (or whatever it is called). We went two years ago on our way to Disneyland. It was fun, but Shelby & I didn't really feel up for going again this year. So Chad went and I took the week off just to spend time w/Shelby. Nothing huge planned - just a few day trips here and there.
This weekend we went camping with my friend Michelle, her fiance and his daughter. The girls got a long great (and stayed out of our hair!) We went boating, the girls played in the pool, we went on walks through the woods and just vegged!
Last night though we had a near death experience! It was quite scary! Michelle has two dogs and they were rough housing. Well the one dogs collar got wrapped around the other dogs jaw which in turn was choking him. Michelle's fiance had to cut the collar and once they had it off the dog was lifeless! But Michelle heard a heartbeat so she gave her pup CPR! And a bit later the doggie came trotting back to camp - totally fine! We think he lost a few braincells when his airway was blocked off and was not getting oxygen to his brain! But seriously, we are just thankful the pup is okay!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Today Chad & Shelby came in from outside and informed me that my cat T.J., that I have had for 12 years, had passed away. They found her over by the neighbors yard. It looks like she probably just died from old age.
She has always been the sweetest cat. Loving but a little snot too (kind of like her owner!) I got her soon after I lost another kitty. She was black & white like my previous cat who's name was Tuxedo. So we named her Tuxedo Junction or T.J. and it fit. She was very much the tomkitty! She could be all prissy when she wanted to be but also very rough and tumble the next minute.
When I first got her she was black and white with this gray tail. It was like someone had taken a tail from another cat and plopped it on her! She finally outgrew that and her tail eventually matched the rest of her!
I remember when Chad first moved in with me, she wasn't too happy! She would meow and meow throughout the night! She sure did not like sharing my time with someone else!
She was a great cat and we will miss her dearly.
Rest in Peace T.J. Enjoy the endless supply of catnip and toy micey's up in Heaven.
We love you.