Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Are you tired of vacation photos, yet?

Almost done, I promise! I just have a few more that I want to get out there, and then that's it. For this trip, anyway.

Just wait until we go to Florida in August...

My parents have these fake plastic ice cube things out in their pool house, along with some small surfboard-shaped trays, and Brigid was obsessed with these items, for some reason. She'd spend at least an hour a day, stacking the plastic ice cube things on top of the trays, passing them out to individual family members, and putting them back in their container, just to dump them out again. One day, she was stacking them up on her trays, but every time she turned her back, my dad would dump them back out again. She was so confused.

Finally, after it happened three or four times, she looked at my mom, who said, 'What is your papa doing?'. And, my poor dad...Brigid looked at him, eyes wide, and said 'Papa?' in the saddest, sweetest voice possible. She looked like she was about to cry. If she had, I think she might have taken my dad down with her. As it was, he just apologized and helped her restack everything she had been working on. I think she's won him over...

Brigid travels with an entourage, y'all.

We went to the county fair while we were visiting Indiana, and there was a petting zoo, of course. Do they even have county fairs without a petting zoo? Brigid pet a donkey, tried to feed some angry looking goats, and finally succeeded in winning over a miniature horse. She also hung out with her nana, watching her aunts ride fair rides. The scary ones that swing around and go in circles and drop long distances, and other such nonsense. Every time a ride would swing around, my mom would say 'woo!' or 'wow!'. Brigid picked up on that up pretty quickly, so it was funny to hear her parroting my mom. She also had a couple of bites of a corn dog, a little bit of cheese off of a piece of pizza, and a handful of kettle corn (I eat the kernel part, giving her the rest, just to avoid the choking hazard part of things). And, it turns out, she is not such a big fan of cotton candy. That was a surprise...

All in all, it was a fantastic trip. I can't wait to do it again next year!


  1. Never, NEVER tired of vacation photos! :)

    That story about your dad is so very sweet and sad at the same time! Brigid is too cute for words.

  2. Out of curiosity, where in Florida are you going?


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