MONDAY: and Baby E posts it:
Well, we're back from vacation and I told my mom the first thing I would do when we got home is run around my house. I'm going to go do that again. I did it already when we got home, but I'm doing it again now. Wait for me...I'm back...do you feel my heart, mom? How fast did it go?
That was a L.O.N.G. plane ride. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG. With a capitol L. We went to visit my gramma and grampa in California. They live in a place called LaJolla. And the crazy thing is that it was cold there. EVERY DAY.
I saw my cousins. They are cool. They are grown-upish teenagers. I like to be with teenagers. My favorite thing to do was to go in the clubhouse and play games. I learned a lot of new games that my mom just shook her head about and my dad said, "he's havin' fun."
GAMES I LEARNED:
I learned my new favorite game from my cousins. It's called poker. And it is fun. Everyone said I'm a natural at it. I made everyone go bankrupt. It is easy to learn. And you play with chips that are money. And it is fun to throw the chips on this funny shaped table and pretend like you're in a movie. I got to have soda, too. I don't get soda at home.
I had sheer awesome winningness power. All the time.
I liked it when I was the dealer. The best way to play is to bet small when you get low on money. I like the sound the chips make when you throw them across the table.
MY OTHER NEW GAME I LEARNED:
I learned pool. That was fun, too. My teenager cousins taught me that, too. I never played this before, either. It is a long table and it is so fun to listen to the balls drop in the holes. I like the sound the balls make when they hit each other. I wasn't so good at it at all. But it was still cool to do.
WHAT I LOVED ABOUT LEGOLAND:
Legoland is ultracool. I love the giftshop there. I bought a game that isn't in stores yet.
WHAT I LOVED ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO:
The zoo has cool animals we don't have here. Like a water cat that likes to swim in water. I love the giftshop there. I bought a stuffed animal I don't have at home.
WHAT I LOVED ABOUT THE BIRCH AQUARIUM:
I loved the cool feeding time in the big tank. I love the giftshop there. I got a glow in the dark angler fish T- shirt.
WHAT I LOVED ABOUT BALBOA PARK:
This place is so cool. It is all old buildings left over from when the World's Fair was in San Diego and now the buildings are all different museums. We went to the Fleet Kid's Interactive Science Museum and the giftshop there is the hardest to pick out something out from.The.Hardest.
I got a spider that you build and it crawls up walls there. I love the giftshop there the most.
I spent the whole day there because it was all "hands on." That's what you call it when you can touch stuff and play it. The signs said "hands on" but for some kids it should've said "hands off" because they'd come in and just run in and knock everything down then run out into another room. They reminded me of locusts, I told my mom.
I spent one hour! there building a tower that was 2 times taller than me that I had to stand on a bench and reach the top of it-- it was that tall.
Like when I stand on a park bench and STILL I'm not as tall as my grampa.
What is neat about vacations is going places and we all do stuff together and my dad isn't at work.
We still have to go to Door County to see my other cousins and then Wisconsin Dells that has the best giftshops ever because every single step you take is a giftshop!
Oh! The picture of me and my dad is at the top and it is me and my dad playing giant chess that was so much fun. This chess set you had to pick up the pieces with both hands and that made it fun. This was in downtown LaJolla and the store it is in front of had the neatest books that I didn't know I liked and we bought and I read on the airplane. It is the Stinky books. And there was a toy store, too, and me and my brother got paper robot kits to build robots with.
And I really love summer vacations.
OH! And when we were at a place called Torrey Pines there was an earthquake! The park guy said it was a 3 and lasted 15 seconds.
OH! AND A MONKEY PEED ON US AT THE ZOO!!!! My mom said they should at least have a warning sign, and if they won't do words then at least a picture of a monkey with yellow drops coming out on top of people.