Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spring Vacation in Pictures

Reagan loved the touch pool at the Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream, so good!

Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream with Kathy

making Clover the cow moo at Stew Leonard's
entertaining herself in the car

Entrance to the Crayola Store in Easton, PA

Crayola Store Easton, PA

She chose her own crayons and filled up the can
Double Decker carousel in Danbury Fair Mall

Payton reading Reagan the Holy Bible, or as Reagan likes to call it "the book with the sneaky snake" her kids version of the book has a picture of a snake in the Adam and Eve story

first time riding on a real train

Roast Duck, Tung's whole purpose for going to NYC

eating Dim Sum in Chinatown

$4 for 1/2 a roast duck, rice and steamed cabbage

my best part of the day, awesome doughnuts!

a square filled peanut butter glazed strawberry jelly filled doughnut

waiting for the subway
Times Square with Daddy

Times Square with Mommy

pizza in NYC near Central Park

Mystic Pizza in Mystic, CT  yes pizza 2 days in a row!

the beluga whales at the Aquarium are behind them.

watching them feed the penguins

the jellyfish were Reagan's favorite part of the aquarium, Payton remembered that I read to her that what they eat determines their color, these pink jellyfish like crustaceans.

the singing butter sticks in Stew Leonard's, Reagan's favorite.


Reagan dying eggs, she was gentle during the dye process, not during the hunting process

Payton had to dye more than 1 egg at a time.

checking to see if her egg was done yet

Running to go find the first pink eggs they saw under the playground

Love the outfit, Nutzy shirt from the Easter basket, pj pants and boots

It's odd for Easter to be so late this year, I always remember having to wear tights and sweaters with my Easter dress, not playing in the pool as our girls did today.
This morning the girls woke up before we did, they came downstairs and got into their baskets, I heard them so I peeked around the corner of the steps to see what they were doing, Payton said they needed to ask us before eating the candy, Reagan just shoved a handful of Jelly beans in her mouth!
I had already planned on hiding the eggs at night for them to find in the morning but Payton said that they needed to get their baskets ready because the Easter Bunny was going to hide the eggs for them to hunt and that he was going to hide them on their swingset.  Reagan kept saying she was going to pull the bunny's ear! We tried telling her that she wasn't going to see the bunny, that it was like Santa, but she said she was going to pull his ear.  On vacation inside the grocery store Stew Leonard's a bunny came around and saw them and gave them hugs and Reagan pulled it's ear, I guess that's why she thought she was going to get to pull the bunny's ear again!

We went to church, it was packed and a very nice service, we let the girls play in the pool some this afternoon and we spent the entire afternoon outside after Reagan took a nap.

For dinner we had shrimp cocktail to snack on, pork roast, carrots, scalloped potatoes and asparagus.  For dessert rhubarb baklava which was so very good and much cheaper than buying it, it was easy to make too, and strawberry shortcake.  The girls love when their Daddy puts the whipped cream into their mouth out of the can, that's the first thing Payton wanted when I handed her the can out of the refrigerator to take outside.  Too funny.

Great relaxing day in the beautiful weather, I even planted in my pots for my front porch and some zinnia seeds, makes it so hard to go back to work tomorrow!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dancing Trees

This morning while driving Reagan to Gail's house, we passed some pretty pink and white trees, blowing in the wind, I told her to look out the window at the pretty trees, she says "Oh look Mommy, the trees are ballerina's and the leaves are their tutu and they are dancing"  Very poetic for her I thought!