Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Family Circus

We're back! Our big graduation trip that we've been planning for four years is over. We did a seven night cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. We hit Aruba, Bonaire, Grenada, Dominica and St. Thomas. A different beach for every day. It was perfect. I'm not sure it could have gone any better. I'm so glad we did it! And I'm so sad it's over!

I have some big ideas for how I want to blog about it. I hope it won't take me forever to get around to actually getting it done.

Ash and Mel and I are going to exchange pictures this weekend at graduation. They take the kind of marvelous pictures that I only dream about taking, so I'll wait to see what they've got before I commit to any posts.

In the meantime, I thought I'd tell you about our first family excursion since we got back from our cruise. Bobby, Louise (Bobby's mom), and I took the girls to the circus tonight. It comes to K-ville every year and we've only been once before. (Franny and I went with Jill and Alyssa and Brenda and Ellie. Holla!) Admission is kind of pricey for such a small-scale circus. But we had a good time and I thought the girls would love it so we thought, why not?

Well, this year I was a little more impressed because they had lions and tigers. In my opinion, a circus is not a circus without lions and tigers. Franny and Sophie even got to have an elephant ride again. I wanted some pictures, of course, so I ran around the arena like a spaz, bumping into other parents on stepping on the feet of small children just so I could snap a shot of my kids on their $10 elephant ride. Here's one of my best.

Awesome. I had it on the macro setting because I'm a freaking idiot.

It didn't get much better after that.

My favorite is the picture of the elephant's rear end.

Oh yeah, and in case you didn't know, I have the sense of humor of a 12 year old boy. Check this out:

Edited: Sophie is saying, "Elephant's peanuts." I promise, she doesn't know that other word yet. We used to love it when this kid used to ask for a "fork." Once she actually said, "Fork you." I laughed all day along about that one.


Jami said...

You are hilarious! I crack up every time I read your blog because I can just imagine you saying the things you write, like "I'm a freaking idiot." Love it!

Julia Holmes said...

How fun to go to a circus! Wish I was still up there with you guys. I can't wait to see pictures of your cruise!

Rachel said...

Clearly we share the same sense of humor.

Brendon and Stephanie said...

First of all, you are not a freaking idiot. Second of all, you're hilarious (and you & Bobby's sense of humor is perfect for each other...you did write this, not Bobby, right???).

Lastly, I can't WAIT to hear about your cruise after all this craziness is over.

Congrats to Bobby for graduation!!!

sara said...

Oh my, your post just made my day. I love the first picture of the elephant Franny and Sophie are riding and your comment below. I'm still laughing about that. It's so something I would do!

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