Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sea World Disaster

On Thursday, Josh took off work so that we could take Tymber (our niece) to Sea World. It has been a long time since Josh has been and I really wanted to see the look on Tymber's face when we saw Shamu. Not to mention, I was able to get in free because I was a Florida teacher.

The day started out great. We were on schedule to leave (surprisingly). We really didn't get into much traffic on the way there and Tymber slept the whole way which I was happy about because I knew it would be a long day for her. As soon as we hit International Drive, we moved about 20 feet per every 5 minutes (NO KIDDING!) Tymber kept saying, "Move people! Get out our way!" We sat on International Drive for 45 minutes! I was livid and this was just the beginning and what would be a near disaster of a day.
Finally we made it to the entrance and I could not believe the number of people who thought it was a good idea to go the Sea World on Thursday, April 9th! We really should have turned around and gone somewhere else. After parking, we walked to the entrance and Josh had to wait in line to get Tymber's ticket. (We had already purchased Josh's, but we wanted to make sure that Tymber would go with us before we bought hers.) I got in the line for the passports (the teacher line along with other people who wanted to get their annual pass.) Josh waited in line about 30 minutes to buy the ticket and by that time I had moved maybe 10 yards in the line I was waiting in. Seriously, Sea World wanted to "reward" teachers for their job, but then you want them to wait in a line that would probably take them about 2 hours to get to the desk! I really have the nerve to call Sea World and tell them how aggravated it makes me, but I would probably be wasting my breath. So needless to say, I told Josh to buy me a ticket, which was $75. The whole reason we decided to go to Sea World was because I got in free. Can you tell that I am still a tad bit upset about the whole ordeal?
Finally we made it in the park. I glanced at my watch and it was noon! That made it even worse.The day was just about shot and we just went through the gate. We decided to see Shamu first.
Tymber really liked it and kept saying, "He not going to eat me."
We then moved on the the Sea Lions which she liked. By this time our bellies were talking to us so we waited 45 minutes in the hot sun for a slice a pizza that costed $7. Tymber fell asleep waiting in line for lunch.
After we ate we went around to all the attractions. We saw the penguins, puffins, sharks and the Clydesdale horses (which happened to be her favorite even though they were really the only true land animal at the whole park). We took her to the carousel and she "rode" a shark (what she told her Daddy when she got home).
Before leaving we stopped at the souvenir shop and Tymber picked out a Clydesdale horse and cuddled up in the stroller. By this time it was around 5 p.m. and we didn't make it 2 minutes out the gate and she was zonked out.
Next time we decide to take a trip to Orlando it won't...I won't be during Spring Break!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Fun Filled Saturday

The day started off with Leighton's 2nd birthday. I still can't believe it has been 2 years since this sweet girl was born. I was able to see some friends that I haven't seen in a while. The kids played around the park and it really made me wish that I had a little one running around. I was able to snap some really cute pictures of some of the cutest kids.

Leighton being a "big" girl. Look at the determination on her face.

Hayley showing me how she can swing.

Cayde and his Poppie
Kate giving her "cheese" that her mom always talks about.
Who knows what they are talking about. Whatever it is...they all seem interested.
Enjoying her cupcake. She loves her Aunt Sissy.

From Leighton's party we headed to the Jag's stadium to see Supercross (motorcycle racing). Not too long ago, Josh bought a cheap dirt bike because his cousin Jason got him interested in riding. This was definitely a "new" experience for both of us, but we highly enjoyed the night. It is amazing how those guys can ride and stay under control going that fast.

Josh's dream bike. Jason said this bike was arond $80,000! Josh can keep dreaming!

The take off.

Before the main event, there were 4 guys who jumped ramps. This is actually 3 guys doing a back flip one behind the other. This was unbelievable.

We were stopped by these girls to take a picture.

Overall, the day was quite busy, but we had a great time. Going to Supercross is something we will do again.

Friday, April 3, 2009

You Might Be a Redneck if

you hunt for squirrels after dinner. Last night we had our usual family dinner night at the Musgrove's. Well Josh and Bruce (Josh's brother) had the idea to go hunting for squirrels because supposedly they had been eating all the corn for deer hunting. I tried talking them out of murdering these poor creatures, but they didn't care to hear it. After the first couple of shots, the squirrels got smart and decided to stay out of their range. However, one was quite unlucky and couldn't get away.

Josh and Bruce coming up with a game plan. (Check out Josh's boots!)Looking for their secret hideout.

Making the kill!

Poor fella....Their trophy!Tymber didn't want anything to do with the squirrels, but she sure wanted to watch.