Monday, February 23, 2009

Vacation Time!!

We have returned from our trip in San Diego and kinda wished we hadn’t. It’s good to be back and get things back to normal again but it was fun to break from the norm for a bit. Ally had herself a blast at the different parks. We were able to get to the Zoo, Sea World and the Wild Animal Park and Ally loved them all. She definitely liked Sea World the most, mainly because of the different shows that they had. Not long after we got there the dolphin show was beginning. We got there right as it was starting so we sat right in the front row. Big mistake. If you’re in the front row of a big fish tank and the surface of the water is at or near the top of the tank… don’t sit near it. We were not warned at all that anything was happening and got drenched almost immediately. Salt water taffy is one thing but salt water itself kinda sucks. Even though we had a great time there, Ally’s take on the whole thing is a bit different. We asked her upon our return what her favorite part of the trip was and she said, “My bathtub.” We spent x amount of dollars on this trip and she enjoyed the john? Could you not have fun in your own bathroom at home? Kid, you’re killing me. She has this weird fetish for soap. Don’t ask me why but she likes getting the bars of soap and unwrapping them. She had to go each bathroom and grab the one from the sink and the tub and undo the wrapper off of each one. She even got mad at me for unwrapping the one on our sink first after washing my hands. We spent $50 on her ticket to Sea World so we hope she wouldn’t freak out over something that cost the resort $0.12. We do have a 12-pack of soap in the cabinet at home if she’s really that bothered over it. Anyways, the trip was fun nonetheless and all is back to normal now. Here’s a couple of our favorite pics of the trip:

This may look like just another goofy pic of the kid but this one is pretty memorable. There was some baby animal that was sniffing around behind her so I sat her on this fence to snap a quick pic with the beast behind her. Don’t ask, I don’t remember what kind it was. As I was getting set to click, I started counting and here was the exchange:

Dad: One, two, three…
Ally: Poopy!!

I was expecting “cheese” or maybe “smile”, but poopy?!?! I couldn’t help but start laughing and the kid was too goofy not to capture in the moment. I'm not sure you can even see the creature anymore as I wasn't able to center anything while laughing so hard.

This is known as the Castle. It’s actually the San Diego Temple for those not familiar with it. Coming around the bend on the 5, Ally looked up and spotted it and referred to it as a castle. It does look like one and our little princess looked right at home. It was a nice little way to cap off our trip. After returning to work this morning, I think we both had the same reaction: When’s the next vacation start?

This one I just simply refer to as "Twins." Monkeys are known for just being silly. This is nothing but a bench carved and painted to look like a monkey and Ally decided to amuse herself by making faces at him and laughing about it. I really don't know where she gets her sense of humor from. DNA tests revealed that it was mom's fault.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


This is something that is constantly in progress and requiring frequent updates. Just a random collection of one-liners and phrases she throws out there that i don't want to forget. Examples:
Recently she had a doctor's appointment because her bottom was red and hurting. Doctor reminded her to make sure she wipes really good when she goes to the bathroom. She's been using the Scott and Cottonelle flushable wipes and she got her hands on several the other day.
Mom: Ally! You don't need to use 4 wipes.
Ally: I didn't. I used 5!
While watching the Lakers/Cavs game with me this afternoon, she noticed LeBron James had both of his arms covereed in tattoos.
Ally: Dad, look at him. I don't like him, he has a stamp on his arm.
At dinner at Red Robin, she untied her balloon and it flew up to the ceiling and out of reach. She was pretty upset about it but I told her I would fix it. I was waiting for a second balloon to be delivered and stalling as long as I could.
Ally: Where is it, dad?
Dad: I'm thinking of how I'm going to fix it.
After 4 seconds or so...
Ally: Do you have a really good plan yet?
Ally refused to sit with Santa while at my work Christmas party. She refused every option we presented to her.
Dad: What do you want for Christmas?
Ally: Princess jammies.
Dad: How do you expect Santa to bring you any if you won't take a picture with him? You need to sit with him and take a picture so that he'll remember your face.
Ally: That's OK, I'll just tell Grammy.