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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It's a zoo around here



I always know when May comes around, it's such a busy time.  The end of school, dance recital prep, teacher gifts, the list goes on.  I have been so busy!  This morning I sat down and thought I'd just post a picture for a wordless Wednesday, but as I was looking for a particular picture, I came across some sweet and some funny pictures from almost two years ago! 

After Hurricane Ike hit, we were without power for about 10 days.  After about 3 or 4, we decided to hit the road and go on a little vacation.  A hurrication.  It was a blast.  We went to San Antonio and went to Sea World, a wildlife preserve you can drive through, and spent lots of time on the Riverwalk.

Here are some memories of the trip!



My husband wanted to put this on a Christmas card with some wise remark!  We laughed our heads off.  Apparently, the zebras don't get much to eat because they were hungry!!



She was not happy about the goats.  She was afraid they'd eat her skirt!!



Little no fear Nellie.



We were there for "National Pirate Day".  They people were walking around yelling "argh"!  They were so funny!


Forrest Gump was there too.



The tallest man.  That's just crazy!!



Last one, I promise, but how funny is this??  Put this child in the car and she'll go to sleep.  Still.  She's almost 7.  Maybe I need to adjust her bedtime?

What are your vacation plans for the summer?  I've got some big ones!


22 comments:

myletterstoemily said...

i have one of those big white bow, car
sleepers, too.

she's 18, but put her in a car and she's
down for the count!

Lynette said...

I always forget that in the US your school year ends in June. Ours start in January and end in December;-)

Love your pics...the Zebra is so cute.

Andrea said...

Not sure what we will do this summer.
Blessings, andrea

PS: Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.
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Diana said...

Enjoyed your post!

Christina Lee said...

AWWW! That zebra has GOT to go on your x-mas card!!

Debbie said...

I just wrote in my last post about how crazy May is!
I love that last photo:)
Stopped by from SITS.

Ode to Motherhood said...

Love that zebra picture. Too funny.

Not sure what we'll do either but I know I'd like go on a road trip.

Alyssa said...

What a wonderful way to turn around what could have been a disaster. Love your hurrication idea and really looks like you all had alot of fun!!!

P.S. I've never seen a zebra picture like that...

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

Oh my heck-- I can't believe you were without power for 10 days! That would make me crazy! What a great excuse to go on a vaca though! Love the pictures!

Jamie said...

I love all the pictures!

Thanks for stopping by and making my SITS day so awesome!

Mrs Montoya said...

A hurrication - NICE. I wish my parents had thought of that when we were always stuck at home with downed trees and no power in Florida. I love so much how photos can capture the essence of something. Such a sweet trip down memory lane and the last one is definitely my fav :)

Megan said...

Hey SITSA! :) looks like a fun trip! :)

Heather said...

Love the pics! The one of her sleeping is adorable and the zebra picture is awesome!

My 6 year old is the same way, in the car, fast asleep.

We don't have any plans as of yet, but I assume we'll head to Ohio because I hear my MIL is coming up from Mexico to visit.

Stopping by from SITS!

Jenny said...

Visiting from SITS.

We have no big plans this year, maybe going to Omaha (a 3 hour car trip). We plan on doing a bigger vacation next year when our youngest will be turning 3 which means no diapers and we can fudge her napping schedule a little better without major repricussions!

Have a great weekend.

Jenny

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

What a great idea that was! Oh, my husband would kill to sit next to Forrest :-)

And the goats? So cute. They are very aggressive, I know.

Melissa B. said...

The River Walk is one of my favorite places to go. Hope you had a chance to throw some peanut shells on the floor at Dirty Nell's!

Holly said...

That zebra photo is hilarious...it needs to be in a contest. My poor son won;t go near a goat...one attacked him at the county fair...how awful, eh?
Holly
504 Main

Mrsblogalot said...

You should totally make that Zebra your Xmas card!

Stay away from goats...they are mean!!!
(-:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Hurrication, that's hilarious! Stopping by via SITS Saturday Sharefest. I can't imagine being without power for 10 days, good call to make lemonade out of lemons. Your little girl is so sweet. My baby girl is 15 now, I miss those days a lot.

Kim said...

I love it! Hurrication! Sounds like so much fun! What a great way to take your mind off of all the things going on back home! Sometimes the best thing is just to get away from it all! :)

And those poor hungry zebras! lol

Kristin said...

Love the headband as a sleep mask. Ah ha ha. Too cute!

Dalia (Generation X Mom) said...

I usually hate when we lose power, in your case you made it fun! I will have to remember that!