Betcha wonder where we've been, huh? Well Mommy and I went on a vacation to Colorado. You see, I'm turning two soon and after that, no free lap ticket for me. I'll need my own seat. So my (cheapskate) mom booked one last "free" trip to visit family and friends. We had boatloads of fun...that is after we got to Colorado. Getting there? Well that's another story.
The day we left home it was snowing. Our plane pulled out of the gate on time, but we had to wait in a line to get de-iced before we could take off. Well that took a while. After de-icing, our plane had to wait in another line to take off. By the time it was our turn--you guessed it--we needed to be deiced again. Ugh! This whole ordeal took two hours. And to top things off, inside the plane it was about 500 degrees.
I had to sit on mommy's lap this entire time. All I wanted to do was to get down and run. After all, that's what almost two-year-olds do. I think this aggravated my mom a little. She looked a bit stressed. Once our plane finally was airborne, I took the opportunity to catch some much needed zzzzzz's. Mommy looked much more relaxed after I woke up.
Colorado was great. They actually have blue skies there. I mean look at this picture of mommy and me at the park. Not a cloud in the sky. Just pristine blue sky. The Midwest hasn't seen a blue sky since November, so I was really digging it. I played at several parks in Denver. At this park, I rode my first corkscrew slide. Totally awesome!
This trip was full of adventure for me. I spent the whole week with a dog. A big dog. Now I'm not afraid of dogs anymore! Kinda.
We stayed at my Aunt Michelle's house. It was a blast. She's got all of these open rooms and I could run in big circles and figure eights through the entire first floor. And run I did. I don't think that I slowed down for the entire trip. I never got tired.
We also got to visit a lot of mommy's friends. They were all so nice. They ooohed and aaahed at every little thing I did. It was kind of fun being the center of attention. These people were easy to please, too. Every little thing I did got a response. It was great!
Mom got to see her friends in Colorado and I got to see one of my friends, too. Luke lives about a mile from my Aunt Michelle's house. He slept in the crib next to me in the orphanage. When we first saw each other, we were both stressed out. After all, it has been six months since we've seen each other. We didn't know how to act around each other. It was kind of awkward. Luke ran upstairs and pulled out a toy that we used to play with in China and that broke the ice. We had a fantastic time after that! Mommy really seemed to enjoy seeing Luke's parents, too.
Since my birthday is just around the corner, Grandma, Grandpa, my aunt, uncle and cousins had a party for me. The put this flaming cake in front of me, turned out the lights and started singing at the top of their lungs. It scared the heck out of me! I started to cry, and everyone ooohed and aaahed over that (these people get excited about everything, I tell ya). I was able to regain my composure enough to blow out my candle and eat cake...not gonna let that go to waste!
By the end of the trip Mommy kept saying how much she missed Daddy. It was like I wore her out or something. She told me that I was going to be spending lots and lots of time with Daddy when we got home and then mumbled under her breath something about a spa visit .
Seeing Daddy was great! I missed him so much. Another great thing is that it snowed soon after we got home. I mean really snowed. Enough to go play in! Daddy let me help him shovel. Mommy kept grumbling, "Ya know, it doesn't snow in Florida. Why aren't we living there?" Whatever. I was having fun!
Well that's the recap of our trip. I'm sure that there is a lot of stuff that I left out, but it's my playtime and there are some puzzles downstairs with my name on them. See ya!