We went to the Rain Forrest Cafe this past weekend. It was really fun. The kids enjoyed sitting next to a giant fish tank and named their favorite fish. Victoria was so happy that she was dancing. Bella enjoyed watching the apes come on every so often and trying to copy them as they swung at their chests and made funny sounds. It was very entertaining. Mommy and Daddy enjoyed an Oktoberfest beer :)
Victoria- I want a boyfriend. Mom- What? Why do you want a boyfriend? Victoria- Because my friend has a boyfriend. Mom- Well, if your friend had a pet alligator, would you want one too? Victoria- No, but I would want a monkey.
Victoria has gotten really good at her drawing lately. She will copy what she sees, including all the little details- a great skill to have. Here she drew her toy doll Gretel.
Just downloaded some pictures from this month to my computer. Here's a sampling. When Victoria goes to school, Bella and I will sometimes play outside (in the morning before it's too hot.) She enjoys the monkey swing, or maybe just acting like a monkey.
We had a ton of rain this month. Bella loved playing with her new umbrella.
I had posted previously about my "Diva Night Party." Here I am getting ready. It was really nice of Jer to take the girls to Grandma Carol and Grandpa Dick's house to play with their cousins while I leisurely got ready. I painted my toenails a glittery metallic magenta and finished reading a neat thriller called The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Carol and Dick got a new mattress and gave us their old one (very nice.) So we set our old mattress in the dining room and let the girls jump to their hearts content. They showed us some of their new gymnastic moves. (They're taking gymnastics on Wednesdays now.)
Cousins playing with Grandma Carol's shoes.
I took some pictures of Victoria for Grandma Carol's picture frame. The last one she has was of Victoria at the beginning of the last school year- she looks so different now, especially with her bangs pulled back.
Last Saturday my friends Chris and Joni threw an awesome "Diva Party." I got all dolled up (even bought a hot pink boa- FYI- those things are very hot and shed profusely), got to try some yummy martinis, dished with the girlies, and was even able to get some dancing in. FUN!